Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon? That’s me!

Hey there!

This is the first time that I am writing a blogpost and it is the start of something exciting for me. When was the last time you did something you had never done before? For me, it is right now….as a surgeon blogger.

Well, before we get started let me tell you a little something about myself. I am a board certified Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon. Huh? What does that even mean? Few years back, those would have been my thoughts exactly too! Till the time I started studying dentistry, my knowledge of dentistry was limited to the fact that dentists extract people’s teeth. I am not even kidding! Oh also, Orthodontists were popular specialists too because a lot of my friends had braces. But thats about it.

When I chose Oral & Maxillofacial surgery as the speciality for my post graduate studies, I realised that being an OMFS was like being Jacque Kallis of the cricket world. An all rounder who can bat, bowl and take phenomenal catches in the slips.

What do Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons do? Let me simplify and divide it into various categories of surgeries for you.

Minor surgery-

  • Dental implants
  • Impacted wisdom teeth removal
  • Difficult extractions
  • Extraction of teeth for patients starting orthodontic treatment (braces)
  • Small lesions of the mouth/face
  • Biopsy procedures

Semi-major surgery-

  • Cysts/Tumours of the jaws
  • Salivary gland lesions like Mucocele or Ranula
  • Oro-antral fistulas
  • Teeth that get dislodged into the sinus

Major surgery

  • Fractures of the facial and jaw bones
  • Large cysts/tumours of the jaw
  • Salivary gland disorders
  • TMJ surgeries including replacement of the TM joint
  • Cleft lip and cleft palate
  • Alveolar bone grafting
  • Orthognathic/Jaw repositioning surgery
  • Surgery for sleep apnoea
  • Rhinoplasty

Supra major surgery

  • Oral cancer resection
  • Reconstructive surgery- PMMC flap/microvascular surgery

My practice is conveniently located at various parts of Pune. If you need assistance with any of the above, do reach out to me.

Here’s where I can be reached-

  • Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital
  • Ratna Memorial Hospital
  • SaiShree Hospital for special surgery
  • Ruby Hall Clinic
  • www.maxillofacialsurgerypune.com
  • Instagram- @pushkarwaknis
  • Facebook- Pushkar P. Waknis


Dr Deeisha
April 22, 2019 at 12:26 pm

This is so true .. very few people know the actual scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery..and it’s scope has no limits. To be in this field one needs passion and hardwork as you always mentioned.

Raunak Patwa
April 22, 2019 at 4:40 pm

Pushkar Sir is inspiration to many. He is superb surgeon , amazing mentor and awesome human being. So many patients have benefitted from his surgery. He is role model for young budding surgeons including me. He is amazing orator and hope to see many amazing blogs from you Sir ?

Geetika Mathur
April 22, 2019 at 5:11 pm

Very witty for your first blog???
And would definately recommend you for any kind of surgeries. You are a true gem of a surgeon in pune.

Jyoti Deshpande
April 23, 2019 at 8:12 am

Hey super! I know you will rock…with the versatile talents that you have, I am looking forward to reading a lot about plenty other subjects alongside professional experiences!

April 23, 2019 at 9:03 am

Dr Pushkar is an awesome personality with superb surgical skills …. I am privileged to have a friend like him …. All d best sir …. he is an example of grit and determination and obviously of knowledge and surgical skills ….

Dr.Shubhangi Chavan
April 23, 2019 at 9:37 am

God makes such wise men very rarely and Dr.Pushkar waknis is definitely 1 amongst them , the moment you meet this personality your aura will be filled with amazing vibes, as a surgeon he is the finest artist on the planet and as a human being he is the most valuable asset for us .

Naaz gill
April 23, 2019 at 10:22 am

One of the best surgeons i know! Cant wait to read more of your blogs ?

Prakash waknis
April 23, 2019 at 10:51 am

You write very well. Look forward to many more pearls of wisdom!

Dr.Archana Dhusia
April 23, 2019 at 12:03 pm

Great beginning of a blogger.keep it up

Noor Gill
April 23, 2019 at 2:24 pm

I was lucky enough to have Pushkar sir as one of my (favourite) teachers during my under graduation studies.His classes were always fun and educational.But one of the moments which made me realise he was an exceptional surgeon was the time when one of my friends ended up in a road traffic accident and sustained significant trauma resulting in fractures of his facial bones; we contacted him at around 3am or so and in no time he handled the whole situation.He was finished planning the surgery by the next day and successfully operated on him the day after, And if you look at my friends face, you wouldn’t even think he had a horrible accident.
Incredibly thankful to him forever and always! He’s an inspiration to many and I am pretty sure will continue to be so ♡

Vibha Vaswani
April 23, 2019 at 7:38 pm

Sir, you’re a phenomenal surgeon..and more than that you’re an amazing philosopher.
Watching you operate and working with you while you operate is always bliss.
Looking forward to so many more blogs from you ☺️

May 1, 2019 at 8:08 am

To be an Good Surgeon you need to be an Good person first,which you are. Hope that your blog will help people understand more about your work and also be an good food for Brain, Mind and Soul.All the best.

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