December 30, 2019
Craniomaxillofacial surgery procedures are used to correct conditions related to the head, face, skull and neck. The University of Kansas Health System offers craniomaxillofacial surgery procedures to treat many conditions, including the following 10 you may not have known about:
1. Severe sleep apnea
If you cannot tolerate your continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) equipment, our doctors can treat your sleep apnea by advancing the upper and lower jaws to make more room for airflow in your throat.
2. Underbite, overbite or crooked bite
If you have a problem with your jaw alignment, our experts can reposition your jaws to help you eat, speak and breathe better.
3. Jaw cysts and tumors
If you've noticed swelling in your jaw that's related to a tumor or your dentist found a tumor in your jaw bone, we can remove the tumor and reconstruct your jaw.
4. Cleft lip and palate
We treat children and adults with speech, jaw, nasal or breathing concerns related to a cleft or craniofacial difference.
5. Nasal obstruction
If you can't breathe through your nose and nasal decongestants are not helping, or if you have previously broken your nose, we can correct the structure of your nose to help you breathe better.
6. Facial paralysis
If you cannot move part of your face due to previous trauma, a tumor or a condition you were born with, we can help restore movement to your face.
7. End-stage TMJ disease
To repair a temporomandibular joint that is worn down or missing, we offer replacement options. Repairing this joint, which connects to the jaw, relieves pain and restores function.
8. Facial deformity
If you are missing skin, muscle, nerves or bones around your face, we can replace these missing tissues using various surgical techniques. These include microsurgical reconstruction to help improve your facial and dental function.
9. Broken jaw, nose or eye socket
We can repair broken facial bones to help them heal.
10. Skin cancer
We can help remove skin cancers around your head and neck or reconstruct wounds after the cancer has been removed.
Why choose us
- We offer the region's largest team of surgeons who specialize in craniomaxillofacial surgery.
- We provide our surgical procedures at the No. 1 hospital in Kansas according to U.S. News & World Report.