Dr. Makoto Saigusa, MD
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Dr. Makoto Saigusa, MD

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery | Male

Care Philosophy

Our Care Philosophy is to provide comprehensive treatment for diseases, injuries, and defects involving functional and aesthetic aspects of the oral and maxillofacial region. 

To provide the safest and highest level of quality oral and maxillofacial surgery services possible. 

To create an optimal environment for the physical, social, and psychological well-being of the patient. 

To generate medically effective and cost-efficient solutions for patients. 

To continually strive to improve our level of care by ongoing self-assessment and quality of care monitoring. 

To provide an environment for recruitment and retention of competent employees under optimal working conditions. 

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Biography

Dr. Saigusa was born in Tokyo, Japan and came to the United States while still a teenager. He finished his senior year of high school as an exchange student in the small farming community of Makesan, Wisconsin. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Samford University in Birmingham , Alabama, and earned a D.M.D. from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. In 1991, he moved to Texas to attend medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. After receiving his M.D. and completing his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, he moved to Tyler in 1997 to join Tyler Oral and Facial Surgery. Dr.Saigusa resides in Tyler with his wife and two sons. He is involved in a number of charitable causes including Texas Missions of Mercy, which each year provides free medical and dental services to thousands of East Texans. He regularly travels to Central America with Tejas Missions, an organization offering volunteer treatment to underdeveloped regions. He also serves as Clinical Associate Professor for the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio.

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Dr. Saigusa's Reviews

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3.8
based on 10 total surveys (1 with a review)
Dr. Saigusa's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (1)
Tyler, TX |
I had tori removed and was expecting a lot of pain. Dr. Saigusa was very informative and had a great bedside manner, much better than most surgeons. I had very little pain and a quick recovery. I would recommend Dr. Saigusa and Tyler Oral Facial Surgery very highly.
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Dr. Saigusa says...

Dr. Saigusa was born in Tokyo, Japan and came to the United States while still a teenager. He finished his senior year of high school as an exchange student in the small farming community of Makesan, Wisconsin. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Samford University in Birmingham , Alabama, and earned a D.M.D. from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. In 1991, he moved to Texas to attend medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

After receiving his M.D. and completing his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, he moved to Tyler in 1997 to join Tyler Oral and Facial Surgery. 

Dr.Saigusa resides in Tyler with his wife and two sons. He is involved in a number of charitable causes including Texas Missions of Mercy, which each year provides free medical and dental services to thousands of East Texans. He regularly travels to Central America with Tejas Missions, an organization offering volunteer treatment to underdeveloped regions. He also serves as Clinical Associate Professor for the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Dr. Saigusa's Care Philosophy

Our Care Philosophy is to provide comprehensive treatment for diseases, injuries, and defects involving functional and aesthetic aspects of the oral and maxillofacial region. 

To provide the safest and highest level of quality oral and maxillofacial surgery services possible. 

To create an optimal environment for the physical, social, and psychological well-being of the patient. 

To generate medically effective and cost-efficient solutions for patients. 

To continually strive to improve our level of care by ongoing self-assessment and quality of care monitoring. 

To provide an environment for recruitment and retention of competent employees under optimal working conditions. 

Dr. Saigusa's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
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Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Benign Oral Cavity Tumor
  • Broken Nose
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Dislocated Jaw
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Laceration
  • Facial Trauma
  • Impacted Teeth
  • Jaw Cyst
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Jaw Irregularities
  • Jaw Misalignment Leading to TMJ
  • Jaw Tumor
  • Mandibular Hypoplasia
  • Maxillary Hypoplasia
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Receded Lower Jaw
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Small Chin
  • TMJ
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio

    Graduated in 1995

    University Of Alabama At Birmingham / School Of Dentistry

    Graduated in 1991

  • Undergraduate School
    Samford University

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

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Specialties

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Reconstructive Dentistry

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anesthesia
  • Biopsy
  • Bone Grafting
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Corrective Jaw Surgery
  • Dental Implant
  • Extraction of Wisdom Tooth
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • IV Sedation
  • Jaw Implant Surgery
  • Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
  • Laceration Repair
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Nasal Reconstruction
  • Oral Surgical Procedures
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • Orbital Surgical Procedures
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Removal of Bone Spur
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Surgery