D r. Andrew Megison performs oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Center for Oral, Facial, and Implant Surgery. One of the major parts of outpatient surgery is anesthesia, something Dr. Megison realizes can be anxiety-inducing for patients. “We strive to provide the safest forms of IV sedation and general anesthesia to both children and adults by involving teams of assistants, registered nurses, and a full-time CRNA in our treatment rooms, fully accredited outpatient operating room, and post-anesthesia care unit,” he shares. “From beginning to end of treatment, the patient’s safety comes first.” The center also offers elective procedures such as corrective jaw surgery that are life-changing to the patient. Dr. Megison adds, “It’s very rewarding to me as a doctor to see patients’ lives changed through the work we do.”
Louisiana State University School of Dentistry – New Orleans, LA
Louisiana State University School of Medicine – New Orleans, LA
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1. What sets your practice apart?
Our facilities. With our staff of assistants, registered nurses, and CRNAs, we are able to provide hospital-level care on an outpatient basis.
2. What do you love most about your profession?
I enjoy the diverse range of not only procedures offered, but also the age and health of the patients. In one day, we are able to treat a 1-year-old and a 99-year-old.
3. What is your best advice for patients?
I would advise patients to ask many questions and get involved in their treatment plan. Some of the most satisfying and successful consults and surgeries take place when it starts with an open-ended conversation.
4. What would you consider to be your main strengths?
My main strength is definitely my training. I was fortunate to train at one of the best residency programs in the country, where autonomy was stressed in order to ensure that all procedures and complications can be completed from start to finish.
5. What is your philosophy when it comes to the care of your patients?
My daily goal is to treat patients how I would have my own family members treated. When the patient is put first, everything works out for the better.