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Craniofacial Clinic

The Craniofacial Clinic includes experts from different specialties, who all work together to care for your child. We offer both surgical and non-surgical care for children who have congenital (present at birth) or acquired (developed after birth) conditions. The team includes specially trained:

  • Plastic surgeons
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Geneticists

We also work closely with a number of pediatric specialists at the medical center when their expertise is needed, including:

Our team provides excellent, complete care from the time your child is diagnosed through any long-term treatment he or she may need.

Conditions we treat

The Craniofacial Clinic treats many conditions, including:

  • Craniosynsotosis
    • Metopic
    • Sagital
    • Unicoronal/bicoronal
    • Lambdoid 
  • Positional plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome)
  • Craniofacial syndromes
    • Apert’s (abnormal skull and face growth)
    • Crouzon’s (when skull bones fuse together too soon, preventing normal growth)
    • Pfeifer’s (certain skull bones fuse too soon, along with having webbed fingers and toes)
    • Carpenter’s (webbed or fused fingers or toes, having more than 10 fingers an/or toes, pointed or cone-shaped head)
    • Saethre Chotzen (skull bones fuse too soon causing abnormal head growth, such as wide-set, bulging eyes; beaked nose; underdeveloped upper jaw; short or fused fingers)
    • Binder's (underdeveloped nose and/or upper jaw)
    • Treacher Collins Syndrome
  • Hemifacial microsomia/Goldenhar’s syndrome (lower half of one side of the face does not grow normally; one ear may be partly formed or missing)
  • Fibrous dysplasia/McCune Albright syndrome (a skeletal disease where weak, scar-like tissue replaces normal bone) 
  • Nasal dermoids (dermoid cysts under the skin of the nose)
  • Encephaloceles (type of neural tube defect that affects the brain; present at birth)
  • Hypertelorism  (abnormally wide-set eyes)
  • Traumatic facial deformities (facial injuries)

Our craniofacial care team