Dr. Nikhil Desai, MD

Dr. Nikhil Desai, MD

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Nikhil Desai, MD is an oral & maxillofacial surgery specialist in Santa Clara, CA. He graduated from University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey and practices oral & maxillofacial surgery.

710 Lawrence Expy

Santa Clara, CA 95051

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  • Kaiser Permanente

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Dentofacial Anomalies
more than 22% of peers

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1  Practice Areas

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

16  Conditions Treated

  • Cleft Palate
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Trauma
  • Jaw Cyst
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Jaw Tumor
  • Mandibular Hypoplasia
  • Maxillary Hypoplasia
  • Maxillofacial Trauma in Children
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Temporomandibular Ankylosis
  • TMJ

13  Procedures

  • Corrective Jaw Surgery
  • Facial Bone Fracture Repair
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Jaw Reconstruction Surgery
  • Jaw Surgery
  • Mandibular (Lower Jaw) Osteotomy
  • Maxillary (Upper Jaw ) Osteotomy
  • Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Rutgers University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Nikhil Desai, MD
I have yet to have my surgery but I have the upmost confidence in Dr. Desai, he has an amazing bedside manner and throughout the months of my pre-orthodontics as I await Double Jaw Surgery to correct my overbite for sleep apnea I'm constantly asking questions and he gets back to me promptly in full...Read More
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Marina C. in San Jose, CA – Jul 24, 2018
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Had my first visit with Dr. Desai last week. He has great bedside manner, answered all my questions (and I have many) and has given me the confidence to finally have my jaw surgery. I am an ER nurse and know how very difficult it is to find a doctor that you like. I highly recommend doctor Desai...Read More
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ML in Santa Clara, CA – Mar 01, 2018
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I had major jaw surgery about 18 months ago at Kaiser and was very pleased with Dr. Desai and his team. My jaw was moved forward 10mm because of my severe sleep apnea. I could not tolerate CPAP, so I had the surgery as a last resort and I am so grateful for Dr. Desai and his group. My sleep has...Read More
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Mary Donnelly Wu in Los Altos, Ca. – Feb 04, 2018
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