Mr Christopher Avery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

BDS, MB BChir, FDSRCS, FRCS, FRCS (OMFS), MChir


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I studied dentistry at Bristol and read medicine at Cambridge. I was awarded the Gold medal of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. My surgical training has included general surgery and transplant surgery. I was awarded the general surgical FRCS in 1994. I have also undertaken higher surgical training in oral and maxillofacial surgery, specialising in oncology and trauma surgery.

I was awarded the FRCS in maxillofacial surgery in 1999 and have certification for the specialist surgical lists in maxillofacial surgery, oral surgery and surgical dentistry. I was awarded a Master of Surgery (MChir) degree from Cambridge University in 2006 for my research into facial reconstruction and free flap donor site morbidity.

General interests include minor oral surgery and oral mucosal disease. My special interests include oral cancer, salivary gland surgery, facial trauma and facial dermatosurgery. I also undertake dental extractions under general anaesthetic (on a day case patient basis) for patients declining dental treatment under local anaesthetic or sedation.

I am Chairman of the University Hospitals of Leicester Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Team.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Christopher Avery at Spire include:

Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Other treatments

I perform facial, head and neck, oral and maxillofacial surgery and treat head and neck cancer including cancer of the oral cavity and jaws. 

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Spire Leicester Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Facial surgery
Head and neck oncology
Head and neck surgery
Maxillofacial surgery
Oral surgery

Special clinical interests: Head and neck cancer including cancer of the oral cavity and jaws. Salivary gland surgery, particularly parotid gland. Facial and orbital trauma. Facial skin surgery. General anaesthetic dental extraction service.

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Association Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

British Association Head and Neck Oncologists

International Association Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

European Association Facial Plastic Surgeons

Current NHS posts

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Oncology and Molecular Medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust - Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Personal profile

I am a keen sportsman and enjoy squash, cricket and football.

Contact information

Telephone 0116 265 3685
Website http://www.omfsurgicalservices.co.uk
Private secretary Mrs Beverley Marlow
Private secretary telephone 0116 272 9008
Private secretary fax 0116 272 9009
Private secretary email beverley.marlow@spirehealthcare.com