Anaesthesia for Maxillofacial Surgery (Ongoing)

Posted On 2023-02-07 14:42:47

This series on "Anaesthesia for Maxillofacial Surgery" is edited by Dr. Chris Jones and Bhavesh Patel from Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, UK. This special series covers a number of important areas of anaesthesia for Maxillofacial Surgery, featuring intubation and extubation techniques, different ventilation strategies including during the shared airway, front of neck access in both emergency and elective situations, and finally looking at Enhanced Recovery After Surgery for major head and neck/maxillofacial surgery.

Chris Jones
Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, Guildford, UK

Dr. Chris Jones is a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust and St Lukes Cancer Centre in Guildford since 2013.

His training in anaesthesia was based at St Georges in London and he completed further specialist training in anaesthesia for major oncology surgery at Royal Surrey County Hospital; liver anaesthesia at Kings College London, Paediatric Intensive Care at the Evelina in London and pre-hospital care in Sydney Australia.

He has an interest in research and anaesthesia for major oncology surgery including HPB, OG, major urology and head and neck surgery. He also has an interest in Perioperative medicine and Enhanced Recovery for Surgery and was a module lead for the Perioperative Medicine MSc course at University College London.

He is a member of SPACeR Group (Surrey Peri-operative Anaesthesia and Critical Care Collaborative Research).

He was awarded his Medical Doctorate from the University of Surrey in 2015 and his thesis was on enhanced recovery for open liver resection surgery.

Bhavesh Patel 
Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, Guildford, UK

Dr Bhavesh Patel is Consultant Anaesthetist at the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, Guildford, UK specialising in anaesthesia for Head & Neck.

Completed Airway Fellowship in 2005 in Perth, Australia. Lead for the Guildford Airway Anaesthesia Fellowship to progress all matters ‘airway’ related from 2009. Awarded DAS-NIAA Project Grants 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 & 1st prize World Airway Management Meeting 2015 – Dublin. I am regular faculty at various DAS, WAMM, AAGBI, RCOA and Guys airway courses and contributed as expert panel for the DAS 2015 Intubation and DAS Awake Tracheal Intubation guidelines.

Series outline:

  • Introduction to series on Anaesthesia for Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Anaesthesia for Head & Neck Free flap surgery
  • Awake tracheal Intubation
  • Extubation techniques in Anaesthesia
  • Front of Neck Access
  • Enhanced Recovery After Surgery for Head & Neck Surgery
  • Ventilation techniques for Maxillofacial Anaesthesia

The series "Anaesthesia for Maxillofacial Surgery" is commissioned by the editorial office Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Anesthesia without any sponsorship or funding. Dr. Chris Jones and Dr. Bhavesh Patel are serving as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.