Mr Kandasamy Ganesan

Mr Kandasamy Ganesan

Consultant Oral Surgeon
BDS, MDS(OMFS), MFDS RCS (Eng), FFD RCSI (Oral Med and Oral Surg)

Practising at

Spire Wellesley Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Kandasamy Ganesan at Spire include:

Oral and maxillofacial surgery

Other treatments

  • Surgical exposures and surgical removal of impacted wisdom teeth
  • Oral medicine
    • oral lichen planus
    • oral ulcerations
    • oro facial pain
    • dental implants
  • Paediatric treatments
  • Tongue Tie

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Professional profile

I have been a consultant oral surgeon since September 2011 and previously an associate specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery since 2008. I specialise in the management of deeply impacted wisdom teeth, neonatal tongue tie and the management of cysts of the maxillofacial skeleton.

I have performed over several thousands (on average 600-700 cases a year) of oral surgical procedures over the last five years as a consultant oral surgeon. Most commonly I perform surgical removal of teeth, exposures of impacted teeth and the surgical management of cysts in the maxillofacial region.

I have operated on over 150 adolescents with severely displaced and highly morbid teeth utilising unique surgical planning with 3D CBCT scan. This careful planning ensures preserved bone and minimal complications. Additionally I set up and manage a centralised neonatal tongue tie service for the region. I have seen over 1,200 neonates and have carried out over 600 releases in the last five years.

I organise and run an annual oral surgery symposium at national level, delivering a high standard of education for oral surgeons and other healthcare clinicians to improve the standard and delivery of care in oral surgery.

I'm a teacher and trainer for postgraduate dentists who specialise in oral surgery and am a senior lecturer at the University of Leeds. In addition to my clinical work I am an honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds. I'm also an Editorial Reviewer for the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

I welcome appropriate patients wishing to refer and pay for treatment themselves without the need for a GP letter of referral.

I am available for appointments at Spire Wellesley Hospital on Wednesday evenings.

Clinical Interests

Oral surgery
Oral medicine

Special clinical interests: Removal of wisdom teeth, surgical orthodontics and oral medical conditions.

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Qualification and professional memberships

BDS, MDS / MGR Medical University, Chennai / 1999
Bachelor or Dental Surgery, Master in Dental Surgery (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)

Professional memberships

Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery in Royal College of Surgeons, England
Fellowship in Dental Surgery (oral surgery, oral medicine) in Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
British Association of Oral Surgeons
British Society of Oral Medicine
Association of Tongue Tie Practitioners
British Association of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiologists

Professional leadership

Examiner for Membership in Faculty Dentistry in Royal College of Surgeons (Eng)
Examiner for Membership in Faculty Dentistry in Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh)
Examiner for Membership in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Oral Surgeon, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds.

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Research and Publication

I have authored/co-authored articles entitled:

1. Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the mandible secondary to postural pressure 
2. Duplex in the assessment of the free radial forearm flaps: Is it time to change practice?
3. Bilateral procedures in maxillofacial surgery in the United Kingdom: survey of higher trainees' performance and experience
4. Traumatic subperiosteal haematoma of the orbit: a report of 2 cases
5. A simple method to hold the ramus retractor


Southend promotes leaps forward in complicated tooth removal

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Personal Profile

My time away from the hospital is spent with my children, and I'm involved in most of their activities. I play cricket and am a collage-maker turning pictures from magazines into personal statements. These provide the perfect balance to the stresses and strains of the work environment.

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Private contact details

Telephone Spire Wellesley insured patients: 01702 447 921, Spire Wellesley self pay patients: 01702 447 926
Private secretary Lynne Richards
Private secretary telephone 01245 400 764
Private secretary email

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