Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

The Department of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery at the Multispeciality Hospital offers highly specialised treatment for congenital and acquired deformities of skull, face, mouth, jaws and associated structures in adults and children (right from newborns), for both bony as well as soft tissue components. On par with the most advanced facilities for Craniomaxillofacial Surgery in the world, the team of internationally trained Consultants and Specialists, with the support of state-of-the-art technical and clinical support, provides comprehensive solutions that transform lives of individuals with craniofacial deformities, by not just changing the way they look, but the way the world looks at them.

The spectrum of services offered includes accurate diagnosis and surgical / non-surgical management of conditions like Craniofacial Syndromes, Orofacial Clefting, Sleep Apnoea, Distraction Osteogenesis, Cosmetic Orthognathic Surgery, Craniofacial and Dental Implants and Craniofacial Trauma, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical Procedures like Management Of Cyst and Tumours, Impacted Teeth, Preprosthetic Surgery and Endodontic Surgery. Multi-disciplinary in approach, the department has combined, dedicated clinics with Specialities like Neurosurgery, Orthodontics, Speech Therapy, ENT, Oncology and Plastic Surgery for management of Complex Craniofacial Anomalies and Sleep Apnoea. Complex procedures in children, especially in neonates, are performed with the support of Pediatric, Neonatology and Anaesthesiology Departments. It also works closely with other specialities for management of craniofacial conditions in medically unstable individuals.

The Outpatient Department functions from 9am to 5pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

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Dr. Sherry Peter
Senior Consultant
Dr. Sherry Peter

Dr. Sherry Peter is a Craniomaxillofacial Surgeon who can transform looks and life of people with his unmatched surgical skills. One of the finest CMF Surgeons in the country, he has more than 18 years of experience to his credit. An expert in Maxillofacial Surgery, his areas of special interest are Inter Disciplinary Management of cleft lip, palate and other craniofacial anomalies, Distraction Osteogenesis, Craniofacial Surgery and Orthognathic Surgery

He is former Clinical Professor at AIMS, Kochi and held the position of Programme Director of 1 year Fellowship in Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery
Qualifications

FRCS (Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Glasgow, UK) |FDS RCS in Oral Surgery (Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK) |MDS in Orthodontics (A.B. Shetty Dental College Mangalore) |BDS (R.M Dental College, Tamil Nadu) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)

Achievements

Clinical Professor- Dept. of Head and Neck Surgery, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kerala

Postgraduate Trainer for MDS (Maxillofacial Surgery) and MCh (Plastic Surgery) trainees

Programme Director, Cleft and Craniofacial Fellowship

Project Director, Smiletrain- (A cleft lip and palate programme in partnership with “Smiletrain” an NGO focused on cleft deformities)

Reader- Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Amrita College of Dentistry, Kerala

National faculty- AO –CMF Workshops in India

Senior House Officer- Dept. of Maxillofacial Surgery, District General Hospital, Cheltenham and Glouchester, UK

Senior House Officer- Dept. of Maxillofacial Surgery, District General Hospital, York, UK,

Trained in Maxillofacial Surgery in the UK

Registrar- Dept. of Craniofacial Surgery, K.S. Hegde Memorial Hospital, Mangalore

Delivered several key note addresses and talks in International and National Conferences

Made Inaugural lectures and presentations at Conferences, National and International level meetings and programmes

Invited Faculty to deliver lectures at Medical Colleges, Maxillofacial Workshops and Meetings in India and abroad

Heads programmes and conducts workshops on topics pertaining to Craniomaxillofacial surgery in and outside India

Several research articles International and Indian medical Journals

Contributed a Chapter on “ Multidisciplinary team management of congenital orofacial deformities “ in the text book titled “ Integrated Clinical Orthodontics “ published by Wiley -Blackwell

Proficient in English, Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil

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Dr. Latha P Rao
Consultant
Dr. Latha P Rao

Dr. Latha P Rao, Consultant, Department of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, has 6 years of experience in surgical management of Craniomaxillofacial anomalies. Specialising in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, her areas of special interest are Orthognathic Surgery, Interdisciplinary management of cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies, Craniofacial Osseointegrated Implants, Distraction Osteogenesis and Maxillofacial Trauma. She is former Professor, Dept. of Head and Neck Surgery and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, AIMS, Kochi.

Qualifications

MDS (Govt. Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram)| BDS (Govt. Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram)

Achievements

Faculty, Cleft and Craniofacial Fellowship, AIMS, Kochi

Undergraduate Trainer- BDS, AIMS, Kochi,/p>

Postgraduate Trainer, MDS (Maxillofacial Surgery), AIMS, Kochi

Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dept. of OMFS, T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha

Highest mark Award – 2nd and 3rd - BDS

Dr. Jacob Zacharia Memorial Award for top mark in Oral Pathology,

Top Mark Scorer award – Final year BDS, IDA, Kerala

Top mark award in Prosthetic Dentistry, IDA, Kerala

Top mark award in Oral Surgery, IDA, Kerala

First rank holder & Gold Medal Winner, Kerala University- Final year BDS

Prof Dr Kannappan – Vasuki National Award for the best dissertation in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Best Performance award -Immediate Trauma Life Support Course by The Trauma Life Support Society, Ernakulam Medical Centre, Kochi

Attained fellowship of the Indian Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of India, in the exam conducted in Hyderabad, November

Published research articles

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Konkani

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Outpatient Care
  • Outpatient consultation on all days
  • ombined clinics on dedicated days
  • Round the clock coverage for trauma

By appointment

  • Dental implant insertion
  • Dental implant insertion
  • Enucleation of cyst of the jaws
  • Biopsy of oral lesions
  • Surgical removal impacted teeth
Inpatient Care
  • Dedicated OT days for Craniomaxillofacial cases
  • 24/7 Emergency operation theatre services
  • Qualified Maxillofacial surgeons / trained Registrar available on call to attend to all inpatients, emergency admissions and consultations from other departments, round the clock
Orthognathic Surgery
  • Lefort – 1 Osteotomy
  • Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy
  • Sub Apical Osteotomy
  • Genioplasty
Sub cranial Procedures
  • Orbital reconstruction in both primary and secondary trauma
  • Trans facial access Osteotomy to the skull base
  • Lefort 1 , 2, 3 Osteotomy
  • Distraction Osteogenesis at Lefort 1 , 2, 3 level
Cleft lip and Palate Deformity Correction
  • Surgical lip repair
  • Surgical palate repair
  • Pharyngoplasty
  • Alveolary bone grafting
  • Maxillary advancement by Osteotomy / Distraction Osteogenesis
  • Cleft Rhinoplasty
  • Nasoalveolar moulding
Temperomandibular Joint Surgery
  • Tmj Ankylosis Release
  • Condylar Shave

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

  • Bimaxillary Advancement
  • Mandibular Lengthening By Osteotomy / Distraction Osteogenesis
Maxillofacial trauma care
  • Primary & Definitive Care
  • Management Of Secondary Traumatic Deformity

Minimally Invasive Craniomaxillofacial Surgeries
Endoscopic Guided Maxillofacial Surgical Procedures for:

  • Management of cyst and benign tumours
  • Removal of impacted wisdom teeth
Cranial Procedures
  • ​All Cranio facial procedures for trauma-both primary,secondary and post-traumatic sequelae
  • All Calvarial remodelling procedures for Craniosynostosis by Osteotomy and Distraction Osteogenesis
  • Calvarial Reconstruction with Autogenous and Alloplastic material including custom made Titanium implant
  • Neonatal Calvarial Distraction Osteogenesis
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