Maxillofacial and oral surgery

The Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery Service treat diseases affecting the face, jaw, mouth, teeth, neck, salivary glands and skin.  

We have strong links with the onsite orthodontic department treating facial deformities. We deal with all facial injuries and serious infections of the head and neck and have a system of rapid referral for suspected head, neck and thyroid cancer referrals. We are affiliated to both the Mount Vernon and West London Cancer Networks. 

Consultant clinics

What services we provide and conditions we treat:

  • Removal of impacted teeth, or exposing and bonding of these
  • All surgical problems affecting the mouth and jaws
  • Dental implant rehabilitation (subject to approval of specific cases)
  • Trauma of the face, jaws and head and neck
  • Treatment for infective processes of the head and neck
  • Facial deformity surgery and orthognathic surgery
  • Head and neck cancer (mouth, jaws, face, neck and thyroid cancers) including in-house reconstruction by our maxillofacial surgeons
  • Salivary gland surgery
  • Oral medicine
  • Skin cancer

Useful links


In an emergency our specialist maxillofacial team at Northwick Park Hospital is available 24 hours a day on 020 8864 3232. If you are unable to speak on the phone go direct to the hospital’s A&E department.

Northwick Park Hospital Maxillofacial Unit

Regional oral and maxillofacial surgery, Clinic 10, Level 5 at the outpatient department. 

Central Middlesex Hospital

Hillingdon Hospital Maxillofacial and Orthodontic unit       

Watford General Hospital Maxillofacial and Orthodontic unit       

  • Secretary to Mr Heliotis 9am-5pm. 
    Tel. 01923 217 205 
  • Secretary for Mr Moseley, Ms Nightingale and Ms Sidhom, Consultant Orthodontists 9am-5pm. Tel. 01923 217 205/681 

Wexham Park Hospital Maxillofacial and Orthodontic unit       


Mr Bhavin Visavadia FRCS(OMFS) FRCS(Eng) FDRSCS(Eng) MBBS, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and Head and Neck Surgeon / Clinical Lead for Maxillofacial Services 

Special interests: Head and neck cancer surgery, salivary gland surgery. Head and neck reconstruction. Dental implant rehabilitation. Facial plastic surgery.

Mr Mohammad Shorafa BDS  MDS  FDSRCS  MRCS  FRCS (OMFS), Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Special Interests:  Surgical management of the patients with simple and complex facial deformity, orthognathic surgery, Oral and maxillofacial trauma, craniofacial trauma, facial skin cancer and reconstruction, salivery gland surgery, oral medicine, oral surgery and dento-alveolar surgery, dental implantology, bone grafting procedures to the upper jaw (maxilla), lower jaw (mandible) and sinus lifts. 

Mr Mahesh Kumar, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon 

Special interests: Head and neck surgery, oral surgery and skin cancer.

Mr Michael Amin BDS, FDSRCS, MBBS, FRCS, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon 

Special interests: Head and neck cancer, salivary gland disease, facial trauma dento-alveolar surgery including impacted wisdom teeth and dental Implants.

Mr Manolis Heliotis FRCS(OMFS), FDSRCS, MSc, MBChB (Stell), BDS (Wits), Clinical Director, Head and Neck Division and Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon 

Special interests: Complex facial deformity, orthognathic surgery, TMJ surgery, cosmetic facial surgery, cranio-maxillofacial, orbital trauma, post-traumatic facial deformity correction, septo-rhinoplasties for cosmetic and post-traumatic nasal corrections, and facial cosmetic implants.

Mr Shorafa, Mo BDS MDS(OMFS) FDSRCS MBBS IMRCS FRCS (MAX FAC), Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Special Interests - Treat a diverse group of conditions affecting the face including facial disproportion (facial deformity), head and neck cancers, skin cancers, salivary gland diseases, facial pain, temporomandibular joint disorders, impacted wisdom teeth, cysts and tumours of the jaws as well as numerous problems affecting the mouth such as mouth ulcers and infections.


Special interests: Head and neck cancer - ablation and reconstruction, microvascular surgery, minimally invasive salivary gland surgery, facial paralysis reanimation, Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS), surgery for skin cancer.

Mr Mike Perry FRCS(OMFS) FRCS(Eng) FDRSCS(Eng) MB ChB, BChD, BSc, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and Craniofacial Surgeon / Clinical Lead in Maxillofacial trauma, Cranio-orbital MDT 

Special interests: Craniofacial / maxillofacial trauma (lead clinician), Post traumatic facial / nasal deformity, Salivary gland surgery, Skin malignancy / skin lesions, Orbital pathology, Facial plastic surgery. Surgical management of the patients with facial deformity.  

Regional Maxillofacial and Orthodontic Laboratory

About us

Our Laboratory provides high quality dental prostheses and appliances for Northwick Park Hospital and to patients referred to us. Many of our patients have suffered difficult life-changing events. Knowing this we provide thoughtful care as well as technical expertise to help regain self-esteem and confidence in day-to-day lives. Our team comprises of four highly qualified and skilled technologists with over 100 years of combined experience. All team members are registered with the General Dental Council (GDC).

Mr Chris White – Senior Maxillofacial Prosthetist
Mr Nuno Ieong – Senior Orthodontic Technician
Mr Hiten Patel – Orthodontic Technician
Mr Mirwais Husseini – Dental Technician

For more information on the work of Maxillofacial Prosthetist’s please visit http://www.impt.co.uk

Maxillofacial prosthetics

Maxillofacial Prosthetics provide a wide range of functional and visually important restorations including:

Ear prosthesis in place
  • Facial prostheses

  • Auricular prostheses
  • Nasal prostheses
  • Orbital prostheses
  • Trauma and surgical splints
  • Artificial eyes
  • Complex obturators for maxillectomy patients
  • Jaw surgery (osteotomy) and facial or craniofacial surgical planning
  • Prostheses supported by osseointegrated dental implants


Orthodontic Picture

Orthodontic/Dental technology

Working with Northwick Park Hospital’s clinical services, our Orthodontic/Dental technicians manufacture a wide variety of dental devices such as:

  • Removable, fixed and functional orthodontic appliances 
  • Complete and partial dentures as well as those supported by dental implants
  • Intra-oral splints

For more information on the work of orthodontic technician’s visit http://www.ota-uk.org/

Contact Information

The Maxillofacial and Orthodontic Laboratory

Tel: 020 8235 4236/4109