Dr SM Balaji is an acclaimed oral and maxillofacial surgeon in India with over 28 years of surgical experience. He is the founder-director of Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, which is a superspecialty center located in Teynampet, Chennai. It is equipped with two state-of-art operation theatres where surgeries ranging from correction of complex craniofacial deformities to simple dental implant placement are performed.
We are a specialty surgical center for cosmetic eye surgery, ear deformity correction surgery including microtia deformity correction, nose deformity correction surgery, jaw reconstruction surgery, orthognathic surgery, cheekbone surgery, cyst removal surgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, bone and fascia graft surgery for deformity correction and facial reanimation surgery for facial paralysis.
Other procedures performed at our center include dental implant surgery including placement of zygomatic and all on 4 implants, facial feminization surgery including hairline modification and angle of jaw reduction surgery, chin reduction surgery, cancer rehabilitation surgery for oral squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma, and facial asymmetry correction surgery for hemifacial microsomia and other congenital defects.
Our emergency facial trauma care unit has on call neurosurgeons, ophthalmologists and anesthesiologists and is ably supported by a 24-hour ambulance service. Equipped with the latest life support systems, this enables safe transport of the patient for immediate care by our team of doctors and paramedical staff. Redo surgeries performed by us for malunited facial fractures enables patients to return back to normal life with full esthetic and functional correction. This involves reestablishing correct occlusion between the teeth and facial symmetry between both sides of the face.
Our surgical unit is a pioneering center in the use of rh-BMP2 bone morphogenic protein in India. This new age bone stimulating protein is the result of years of cutting edge biotechnological research. It enables the closure of large bony defects like palatal fistulas through stimulation of existing bone cells. Treatment time is cut down by nearly half by the use of this material.
Craniofacial surgery for correction of complex craniofacial defects is also performed regularly at our center. This involves release of prematurely fused skull bones to enable normal growth and development of the brain. We are a referral center for children with craniofacial deformities from all over Asia. These surgeries enable these syndromic patients to develop normally and lead completely normal lives
Use of facial biometrics aided by CBCT and other radiographic studies enables best results for the patient. Use of materials developed through cutting edge scientific research like sonic welding promotes achieving optimal results for the patient. Use of such materials cuts down on the number of surgeries and the healing time required after complex surgeries. Great care is taken to ensure that the results achieve the perfect balance between function and esthetics.
Comprehensive oral and maxillofacial surgery services are available at our hospital including state of the art diagnostic laboratory and imaging facilities, a fully stocked pharmacy and a dental laboratory for immediate fabrication of precision dental prostheses.
Our departments and medical specialties
Cosmetic and plastic surgery
Oral and maxillofacial surgery