Cysts and benign tumours

Jaw cysts in Birmingham, Solihull and Sutton Coldfield

As part of my NHS work I regularly undertake removal of benign cysts and tumours of the jaws. I can also offer staged treatments where appropriate to decompress larger cysts using techniques such as grommets or marsupialisation (opening the cyst lining to the oral cavity) to "shrink" larger cysts and reduce the possibility of untoward side effects and complications, whilst still treating the condition safely.
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Mr Ross Elledge is an extraordinary surgeon. He has a wonderful bedside manner, does not talk down to you, he explains everything to you in detail, making you feel totally comfortable before any procedure is commenced. There are many good surgeons in practice, but Mr Elledge is certainly one of the best I have had the privilege to encounter.
Solihull Hospital NHS patient feedback on 2022

Conditions I treat include:

  • Mandibular tori
  • Palatal tori
  • Osteomas
  • Dentigerous/follicular cysts
  • Radicular cysts
  • Odontogenic keratocysts / keratocystic odontogenic tumours (KCOTs)
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Cemento-ossifying fibromas

Whilst I am regularly involved in the treatment of benign lesions, I received comprehensive training in the management of head and neck cancer during my higher surgical training. My practice in this regard is now restricted to cutaneous malignancy only, but I am able to diagnose head and neck cancers and make onward referrals to colleagues in the region who I work with closely, ensuring that patients get the best care.