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Conveniently located on the North Side of Chicago, Lakeview Oral Maxillofacial Surgery is committed to providing fully comprehensive treatment. Our highly trained staff is dedicated to providing our patients with a wide variety of the latest, most advanced surgical techniques and radiographic imaging. We invite you to join us at our state-of-the-art surgical facility. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Patel is highly skilled in the reconstruction and restoration of the face, mouth and teeth. Dr. Patel practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from wisdom tooth removal and dental implant surgery to non-invasive cosmetic treatments of the face and neck. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. We can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries, and fractures. Dr. Patel has been working in the Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago as an oral surgeon since 2002. Dr. Patel is now opening up a downtown Chicago location as well.
Verified Patient Reviews
So I went in for both a consult and a tooth extraction. Everyone at the front desk is incredibly personable, friendly, and all around approachable. I got in to see Dr. Patel quickly, without a hassle. My consult was fast, he barely looked at the tooth, just kind of stuck a popsicle stick in my mouth and glanced at it. I came in to have it extracted, he had the tooth out in less than a minute. No pain. However, his bedside manner is a bit lacking. He told me, “your teeth are bad. You need to learn how to brush”. I am on a handful of medications that dry my mouth out, which unfortunately leads to decay. It felt insensitive. I suppose I’d recommend him, but not for people who are sensitive and want a doctor who holds your hand the entire time. He was bouncing back and forth doing work in different rooms while I was being numbed, and I needed some reassurance from his assistant because he definitely didn’t give it to me.
If you want a dentist that is going to thoroughly explain procedures to you and have patience this is not the dentist for you. If you're just looking for someone who can be quick and get right in your mouth and know nothing about what is happening then see Kam. Very bad bedside manner and I'm not one to be very picky about things like that, but I expected better. I think my vet treats my dog better. Also, billing - no one explains what you're being charged for before it happens. And you pay in full upfront at the time of service.
I had visited Dr. Patel to get my wisdom teeth removed. When I visited two other oral surgeons, they had advised I was required to be put to sleep. When Dr. Patel gave me the option of having the teeth removed the same day and awake, I was relieved to get the procedure done. It took him only two minutes to remove my two wisdom teeth and costed way less than if I had to be put to sleep. It's been a day since I had the procedure done and there's extremely little pain plus I'm eating normal food again. I'm very glad I had this procedure done by Dr. Patel and highly recommend him if u want a quick painless procedure.
Dr. Patel was really kind and I will absolutely if ever need to come back to his office. Really easy and good experience.
The office was very nice and super clean. Staff was very friendly. Kam Patel was efficient and extremely quick pulling out my two wisdom teeth.
Not the best experience, mainly because he is rushing. He made diagnosis without spending time asking questions and gathering the information, and I found out from another surgeon later that the treatment he suggested was obviously not optimal for my case. The extraction surgery was also really rushed. It went really quick and I had small cuts on my gums and lips that really hurt few days after, I thought that could be avoided with simple extraction like that if he didn't try to rush Overall it was a bad experience and I had much better experience later with Dr. Ledger. Another thing worth mentioning is the billing. You have to pay everything upfront and they reimburse for you with insurance later. Mine never came through after 3 month waiting, could just be my individual case tho.
He's quick and friendly, easy to communicate with...only wish they'd let you know when their rates go up.
Good skill, lack of basic communication and explanation, billing process is not transparent (had to pay upfront), and the dr. seem very rushy
Dr. Patel and his staff were so understanding of my urgent predicament, and made an effort to see me immediately for a wisdom tooth extraction. Though I'm sitting on my couch writing this with puffy cheeks, and gauze in my mouth, I'm really grateful for their professionalism, and commitment to getting me taken care of as fast as possible.
I was not greeted by receptionist upon arriving . Once I saw Dr. Patel he seemed very cold and has horrible bedside manner . I felt like he could care less about me as a patient. No way I was going to let him perform any oral surgery on me. I went somewhere else and received top notch care .
He was super friendly and made me feel very at ease about getting my wisdom teeth pulled. My wisdom teeth surgery was quick and painless as it could be, the staff was very caring before when I was nervous and afterwards while I waited for my ride. My ride was a little late, so the staff helped me change my gauze and brought me to a room where I could lay down. Excellent bedside manner!
I went in for a consultation on getting my wisdom teeth removed. The whole process was very efficient and everyone was very professional. I am no doubt about his qualification and skills (have heard very good things about him), and would highly recommend. The only small thing was that everything felt a bit rushed- the doctor didn't have a lot of time to explain everything in detail and answer every question. Other than that, everything was great.
I came right in on my lunch break and went straight to the back no waiting made it back to work on time.
He didn't know how to give me a consultation
Dr. Patel is amazing as an oral surgeon. I healed very well after my wisdom tooth extraction thanks to his expertise. I did wish that the initial wisdom tooth consult was less rushed and that he had gone over everything that was going to occur during the operation again before putting me under the day of.
I have been a patient of Dr Patel for years, from dental implants to Botox injections. He has always given me his honest opinion any treatment so I have a level of trust in this doctor.
I just got my wisdom teeth extracted from here! Dr Patel is amazing, the surgery was faster than I expected (less than half an hour!). His team was quick and efficient, they made a uncomfortable extraction as painless and as quick as possible. Highly recommend him!
Great staff, easy to park and great location. Dr. Patel is great at what he does.
Super fast and painless! I had one side of wisdom teeth extracted by another dentist and felt Dr. Patel's side was substantially less painful. My husband accompanied me to my appointment and had a few questions about scheduling his extractions, they were able to squeeze him in for x-rays and a consultation. His procedures will be a bit more involved than mine were but we definitely appreciated saving some time!
Very Transparent, friendly, and respectful.
He was very professional, gave me some good tips and the staff was very professional.
Excellent , quick consultation and immediate scheduling for oral surgery. Great bedside manner.
He's very personable and provided some great information. I would definitely recommend checking him out and see for yourself!
Dr was fast and efficient. Had an extraction in record time. Nurse and front desk representative was also pleasant and efficient at correcting an over charge. She showed concern and made me feel like she cared about me start to finish. I'll go back for an implant at some point but i won't book through zocdoc because the office couldn't find my appointment today. The office still fit me in at my scheduled time which was great. Next time i'll just book directly with the office. Sorry Zoc. I heard the person checking in next to me having the same issue. Maybe you can follow up with them and fix the problem So other patients dont have this problem.
He was very thorough and answered all questions. He followed up in the evening like he said he would
Easiest dentist appointment ever. Spent more time waiting for novacaine to work than on the procedure itself. Office was very friendly and quick.
Overall my visit was great. I had two wisdom teeth taken out. It was pretty painless procedure. The women who work at the office were very helpful to answer all my questions and even called the day after the surgery to check on me which was a first for any doctor I've been to! They were also very genuine & comforting after my surgery. Dr. Kam can seem "rushed" but when I asked questions he seemed genuine in answering them. Only thing that would have made it better was if they would have explained a little more what my procedure experience would be like, such as what being sedated is like when you wake up since it was my first time. But they made up for it by how well they took care of me after I woke up and with the follow up.
Professional, quick, good personality
It was a great experience as far as an extraction goes. Friendly staff. Very professional. No pain and relatively quick.
Very kind to my elderly aunt who hates to get teeth pulled.
I had all of my wisdom teeth pulled. I was nervous, but thanks to Dr. P it was no big deal. I went in for a consultation and I was able to get my teeth pulled the next week.
Dr. Patel was great! My total time with him was probably under 5 mins, but he was very informative and made me feel comfortable about scheduling my surgery. Staff was really nice too!
Strong, confident. I have faith in his skills.
It was a quick and painless visit. I was expecting this visit to take over an hour since it was a consultation for wisdom teeth extractions but there was no wait time, I was seen right away, Dr. Patel answered all of my questions and put me at ease about the procedure.
I was pretty terrified about having my wisdom teeth out, as I've never been fond of dentists, needles or drills but Dr. Patel made it an easy and painless ordeal. I felt back to myself within a day.
I cannot say enough about Dr Patel and the entire staff. My wisdom teeth were hurting so badly I couldn't sleep and so on Saturday morning I scheduled an appointment to have them removed Monday afternoon. Now it's Tuesday morning, I have very little pain and no wisdom teeth. Dr Patel made me feel so comfortable about the entire procedure and checked on me after when I was in the recovery room. The staff was very friendly and attentive. I will recommend Dr Patel to anyone who needs an oral surgeon. Thank you!
Dr Patel is very good surgeon. He removed my bone-in impacted wisdom tooth with zero complication. I had miminal swelling and pain after surgery. With that said, I felt a little rushed during the consultation. He didn't really explain/walk me through the procedure as i hoped. However, that's minor issue since my surgery went well. I'd recommend Dr. Patel to others.
I went in to get my wisdom teeth removed. The procedure was very quick. I had an issue with my medicine and called Dr. Patel after hours. He picked up right away and was super helpful. Great experience.
Dr. Patel was excellent. Extremely friendly, very thorough and put my son at ease. Office personnel are superior!!!
He was amazing. Very professional
Quick and easy depending on procedure done. I had wisdom tooth extraction and took about 10 minutes.
Super accommodating. Super nice. Extremely helpful and kind. Very professional. Just top notch so far.
A professional at his craft. Highly recommended.
Quick, to the point, yet still personal :) glad I am going to him
Nice office, professional and inviting staff. Would recommend to anyone
very pleased with my visit. dr. patel saw me within 1 minute of my arrival, was very willing to answer all my questions, was very easy to talk to, and came across as very knowledgable. lots of "verys", i know, but that's the impression he left.
He was very efficient. I was in and out quickly and reletively painlessly.
Excellent wisdom tooth extraction!
Dr. Patel was very friendly and professional. He made me feel at ease and comfortable. The procedure was done very quickly!
It is was bad. I took them more than an hour to give me an x-ray, and then tell me to come for a surgery for my wisdom teeth. He did not even ask me about what is hurting me or what i'm feeling. I wouldn't recommend him.
I had a dental emergency, and although his specialty didn't cover my likely problem, he agreed to take a look for me. Then he stood by while the receptionist called a dentist in the building who could help me. As if that wasn't enough, he then walked me down to their office and let them know what was up. Talk about going above and beyond. His staff was also extremely friendly and helpful.
I only saw Dr. Patel for a consultation (second opinion), but his bedside manner was impeccable. He explained everything to me in a detailed way without being patronizing, and I would definitely work with him again in the future if I am in need of additional oral surgery.
I walked in scared. Walked out smiling. And I had surgery! He removed my 4 wisdom tooth. Everyone in office is professional and super NICE! Best of all I am healing without pain and CHIPMUNK cheeks.