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Mandible jaw surgery. Maxiofacial surgeon. Get a second opinion?

Hi, I've gone to an maxiofacial surgeon in regards to having mandible jaw surgery and she has recommended me to see a colleague who is an orthopedic surgeon for a second opinion. She mentioned they may undertake the surgery together. Is this unusual? I thought usually the surgery just involved the maxiofacial surgeon... Also does anyone know if it would mean double the cost having 2 surgeons...
Asked On : Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
hi there
thanks for asking your query

orthognathic surgeries involves an input of multidisciplinary team,.
involved professionals are maxillofacial surgeon,orthodontist,orthopedics,ent specialist
this team is neccessary for secondary opinions,as these surgery involves mutual effort with combined knowledge shared by all professionals of team
about the cost and all you need to consult your doctor
Answered: Sat, 4 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Thanks for writing in.

Usually orthognathic surgeries are carried out by oral and maxillofacial surgeon alone.
But depending on the condition underlying,Orthopedic surgeon can also assist the surgery for better result.
Regarding the charges,please talk with your dentist and get finalized.
Always get a dental check up in every 6 months.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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