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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery provides elective and emergency services for the population of North Yorkshire. York is the base where all services are provided. Consultants and junior staff provide out-patient, day surgery care and initial acute management at Bridlington, Harrogate and Scarborough.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the surgical speciality concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck. While a medical speciality, oral and maxillofacial surgery requires a dual qualification in medicine and dentistry.

The department manages patients with all oral and maxillofacial conditions with the exception of cleft lip and palate. This includes head and neck cancer, facial skin cancer, facial deformity, salivary gland diseases, facial trauma, dento-alveolar conditions (impacted teeth, cysts, oro-facial infections and tumours of the jaws), temporo-mandibular joint disorders and oral medical conditions.

Operations are carried out at:

  • York Hospital
  • Harrogate Hospital
  • Scarborough Hospital
  • Selby Hospital
  • Bridlington Hospital (day case)

Emergency admissions are to York Hospital.  Scarborough Hospital also provides specialist cover for Maxillofacial emergencies, Monday to Friday between 9-5.  Outside these hours and during weekends and holidays, emergency specialist cover is provided by York Hospital.

General outpatient clinics are held at:

  • York
  • Harrogate 
  • Scarborough
  • Bridlington

Where to find us at York Hospital

The Consultants and secretaries offices and the outpatient clinics are located in the Head and Neck Unit, at the north end of the hospital, above Ellerby's restaurant.

Our adult patients are on Ward 28 and on the Extended Stay Day Surgery Ward. Our paediatric patients are on Ward 17.

 Contact Us 



Ward 28 York Hospital

01904 726028 

Head and Neck Reception York Hospital (York queries)

01904 721335

Head and Neck Secretaries Scarborough Hospital (East Coast queries)

01723 342081

Meet the team

Dr Zararna Nelson-Moon

Clinical Director 

Michelle Adeniji

General Manager

Cath Jespers

Operational Manager

Ric Long

Service Manager

Carrie-Ann Reeve

Service Manager

Mollie Medforth

Service Manager

Andrew Pearce

Administration Supervisor

Michelle Wood

Directorate Secretary  

Mr Rob Wotherspoon

Clinical Lead

01904 725613

Mr Aidan Adams

Consultant Surgeon

Orthognathic Surgery, Head and Neck Cutaneous Malignancy Surgery, Salivary Gland Surgery

01723 342114

Mr Nick Brown


Consultant Surgeon

Head and neck malignancy – comprising oral, salivary and cutaneous. Reconstruction involving microvascular free flaps

01904 725613

Mr Kanak Patel

Consultant Surgeon


01904 726567

Mr Richard Taylor

Consultant Surgeon


Secretary: 01904 721161

Mr Paul Whitfield

Consultant Surgeon

Head and neck cancer, facial deformity (including facial aesthetics) and salivary gland surgery

Secretary: 01904 726567

Ms Ros Southee

Associate Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Mr Islam Ellaban

Specialty Doctor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Ms C Ferris

Specialty Doctor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Mr M Harbottle

Specialty Doctor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Ms H Slevin

Specialty Doctor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Patient Information Leaflets

Access leaflets from the ENT UK website here.

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Royal College of Nursing members at our Trust are taking part in strike action Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February from 7.00am to 8.00pm. This will impact services at our hospitals.

If you are due to attend an appointment and we haven't already contacted you, please come as planned.

On days where there is strike action, patients should only call 999 if it is a medical or mental health emergency (when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk).