What we do

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) is a specialty that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck.

The scope of the specialty is large and includes the surgical and non-surgical management of conditions of the hard and soft tissues of the face, jaws and neck. 

What is Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine?

Oral Surgery includes all conditions affecting the teeth, gums and their supporting (alveolar) bone, which is outside the scope of ‘usual’ dental surgery (i.e the restoration of teeth, crowns, bridges and other prostheses). Oral Surgery therefore includes the treatment of:

  • Infection of the teeth, gums and other oral tissue
  • Impacted teeth (teeth growing sideways or downwards instead of through the gum)
  • Any conditions or disease affecting the mouth
  • Tumours of the mouth
  • Cysts of the jaw.

Service Times

Colorectal Nurse Led Clinics
  • Every 3rd and 4th Thurday and Friday mornings at RLI
  • Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday morning at FGH
  • Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday afternoon at Ulverston Clinic
Stoma Clinics

Provided weekly at FGH, WGH, Ryelands clinic and Ulverston Clinic and monthly at Windermere, Grangeover- Sands and Milnthorpe. Out of hours patients are advised to contact their GP if their problem is urgent.Community Stoma Drop- in Clinics are held at:

Stoma Clinic Locations and Times
Westmorland General Hospital (OPD) Every Monday 10-12am
FGH Stoma clinic Every Thursday 9-11am
Ryelands House Clinic, Lancaster Every Tuesday 10-12am
Ulverston Clinic Every Tuesday 2-4pm
Goodley Dale Health Centre, Windermere 1st Wednesday of every month 10-12am
Park View surgery, Milnthorpe 1st Wednesday of every month 2-4pm
Grange Clinic, Grange over Sands 2nd Wednesday of every month 10-12am
Endoscopy sessions per week, each at WGH, RLI and FGH Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.