Facial Pathology in Kansas City, MO

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What Is Facial Pathology?

Facial pathology services deal with the diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases and facial conditions. At Kansas City Surgical Arts, Dr. Matthew Hlavacek and Dr. Jason Baker are board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons who perform facial pathology services to check for oral cancer and other diseases affecting the mouth or face. Suspicious growths or abnormalities on the face, mouth, or neck are important to have examined right away so an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan can be made to preserve your general health. Should you notice any concerns or irregularities in your facial region, we invite you to call our Kansas City, MO facility today to schedule an appointment.

How Does Facial Pathology Work?

During your consultation, Dr. Hlavacek or Dr. Baker will conduct a physical assessment of your facial region to look for the presence of any abnormalities and talk with you about any symptoms you have been experiencing. Our facial pathology services include taking a biopsy of any new growths or discolored spots so they can be sent to a pathology lab for testing. For a biopsy, a sample of your cells or tissue is extracted for further examination in order to determine what specific condition you may have. After we receive the results, we will be able to create an individualized treatment plan suited to your needs that may consist of surgical removal.

Everyone that I had any interaction with at this facility were beyond amazing!!! From the doctor to all of the nursing staff and the anesthesiologist, there wasn’t a question that went unanswered, not a feeling that wasn’t comforted…I had the most incredible experience and couldn’t be more impressed! I highly recommend this facility to anyone and everyone looking to have work done. You will NOT be disappointed.

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Amazing staff, amazing Dr, and amazing results so far! From consultation to surgery, Dr Hlavacek did incredible. I got my breast augmentation surgery yesterday at 8am and he called me last night at 9pm to check on me. With surgery yesterday, they already look fantastic even with the swelling. To the point my husband said he would have paid double for them 🤣 I can’t wait to see what they look like when completely healed! Thank you all!

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Dr.Baker was amazing! I was having issues on the day of surgery and gave him a call up around 10pm not knowing if he was going to answer, but he did and helped me tremendously with getting the prescription I needed right away. We had a little trouble finding a pharmacy so he did some research after our call and gave us a call back about 30 minutes later. He even gave me a check up call in the morning to make sure I was still doing alright. He saved me so trouble by answering his phone that night, can’t say thank you enough.

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We were so impressed by Dr.Baker and his staff. I had a small complication prior to surgery , and Dr.Baker himself called me back and helped me. Then when I arrived for my surgery, my driver developed medical issues, and they took care of him as well! They were all so kind and caring, never rushed. Then Dr. Baker called back in the afternoon to check on both of us! I would give the very highest recommendation to anyone I know needing oral surgery.

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Kansas City Surgical Arts is the best. The WHOLE staff is amazing and caring. It starts with setting up a consultation all the way through your procedure and follow ups. The front desk ladies, patient coordinator (Hannah) to nursing, (Bella, and Kim) and of course Dr. Hlavacek (the best), care so much for their patients. I would highly recommend KC Surgicial Arts.

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Early Detection Is Crucial

If you have discovered any unusual changes to your face or mouth, such as sores, discoloration, or other suspicious bumps, these could be indicators of oral cancer or another disease. Dr. Hlavacek and Dr. Baker specialize in effectively diagnosing and treating various dental diseases and facial abnormalities. Early detection can provide you with the most successful treatment outcomes so we encourage you to call Kansas City Surgical Arts to take advantage of our facial pathology services.


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What causes oral cancer?

Oral cancer can have many causes, including tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, and certain strains of human papillomavirus (HPV). It is important to note that not all cases of oral cancer are caused by these risk factors and that anyone can develop this disease. During your facial pathology appointment, Dr. Hlavacek or Dr. Baker can help you understand your personal risk.

Does a biopsy hurt?

A biopsy is a relatively simple procedure and is performed under local anesthesia. You may experience some mild discomfort or soreness after the procedure, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. At Kansas City Surgical Arts, we prioritize patient comfort and will work with you to ensure a smooth and pain-free experience.

Is facial pathology only for cancer detection?

No, facial pathology services also include the diagnosis and treatment of other diseases and conditions affecting the face and mouth. This can include cysts, growths, and other abnormalities. Our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons have extensive knowledge in identifying and treating a wide range of conditions to help improve your overall health in Kansas City, MO.

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