Dr. Makoto Saigusa, MD

Dr. Makoto Saigusa, MD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Makoto Saigusa, MD is a dentist who practices in Tyler, TX. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 23 years.Read his story

805 Turtle Creek Dr

Tyler, TX 75701

Contact Information

(903) 592-1664

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CompBenefits Corp.
  • 18 More

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Facial Reconstruction
more than 88% of peers
Dentofacial Anomalies
more than 86% of peers
Jaw Fracture
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Saigusa's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Saigusa "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Saigusa "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. "


Practice Areas

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Reconstructive Dentistry

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


  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Samford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University of Alabama At Birmingham / School of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Saigusa has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Saigusa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Saigusa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Saigusa to family and friends
based on 10 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Saigusa's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (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 accepts 27 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Ameritas
    Ameritas PPO
  • Assurant Health
    DHA Premier
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CompBenefits Corp.
    CompBenefits Corp. PPO
  • CoreSource
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental PPO
    Delta Dental Premier
  • Dental Network of America
    Dental Network of America DPPO
  • DenteMax
  • Dominion Insurance
    Dental PPO
  • Guardian
    DentalGuard Preferred
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Humana PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MetLife
    MetLife PDP
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
    Dental PPO
  • United Concordia
    Advantage Plus PPO
    National Fee-for-Service
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Saigusa has admitting privileges

CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler
800 E Dawson St
Tyler, TX 75701
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East Texas Medical Center
1000 S Beckham Ave
Tyler, TX 75701
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