Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000

Maxillofacial surgery

Maxillofacial surgery is one of several departments which work closely together and provide joint clinics where appropriate to deliver specialist dentistry and
maxillo-facial surgery.

The main departments are:

  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Maxillofacial surgery

The departments provide an advisory service for people who have been referred
with problems which affect the teeth, gums, mouth, jaws, face and neck.

Treatment is available to correct complex problems that need specialist expertise or equipment and is provided on an outpatient or day care basis.

Priorities for treatment services are given to joint care with other specialists, patients with significant congenital or acquired oral abnormalities and those with a
significant medical history or a disability.

Once the specialist component has been delivered, the patient is returned to the primary care provider (usually their own dentist) for continued maintenance.

Several members of the team are on the specialist lists held by the General Dental Council and the General Medical Council.


Maxillofacial Surgery is a medical specialty which works closely with the dental specialties of Orthodontics and Restorative Dentistry.

The service provides surgery for:

  • Minor oral surgery under local or general anaesthetic
  • Surgical removal of teeth
  • Biopsies of small lesions in the mouth
  • Surgical Dermatology for face and neck cancers (excluding melanomas)

Outpatients for:

  • Head and neck cancers
  • Facial traumas, both skin lesions and bone fractures
  • Facial deformity
  • Reconstructive surgery of the mouth and jaw

Day-care and outpatients are treated at Croydon University Hospital. Inpatient care is provided at St George’s Hospital.



What do I do if I haven’t received my appointment yet?

Check where and when your dentist referred you then contact the department to check that the referral has been received and accepted.

What do I do if I want to change or cancel an appointment?

Please phone 020 8401 3978 or email

What should I bring to my appointment?

  • Your completed medical history and registration forms.
  • A list with the names of all the medicines you take
  • Any dental appliances or radiographs you have that are relevant to your problem

What time should I arrive for my appointment?

Please arrive on time and allow sufficient time to register at the desk.

Contact Us

Please phone 020 8401 3978 or email

IMOS (Croydon PCT minor oral surgery) 020 8274 6000

Mr Mehmet Manisali, Consultant

Mr Nicholas Hyde, Consultant

Miss Julia Radecki, Associate Specialist

Miss Lorna Craggs, Specialty Doctor

Mrs Renu George, Specialty Doctor

Mrs Vathana Ketheeswaranathan, Specialty Doctor

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Important information for all patients and visitors

Visitors Guide

Outpatient Guide

Inpatient Guide

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