Please find the helpful information below for your future visits:
Except for rare emergencies, we will see you or your child at the time scheduled. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please call us as soon as possible so we can offer your appointment time to another patient. If you cancel your appointment less than 24 hours in advance or do not come at the scheduled appointment time, you will be charged a $25 fee for the missed appointment. Please note that most insurance companies will not reimburse you for missed appointments, and you remain responsible for these charges.
Research and Education
In addition to maintaining an active clinical practice, the Craniomaxillofacial Surgery team also is involved in ongoing facial reconstructive surgery research. Team members actively participate in the education of residents, medical students and dental students. The division currently hosts a fellowship training program in pediatric craniomaxillofacial surgery.
We provide a broad spectrum of clinical services to children with a variety of conditions, encompassing the following:
Cleft Lip and Palate
- Cleft lip and nasal reconstruction
- Cleft palate repair
- Surgery for speech disorders (velopharyngeal insufficiency)
- Maxillary and alveolar bone graft reconstruction
- Corrective jaw surgery
- Nasal and lip revision
- Newborn feeding evaluation
- Speech and language evaluation and therapy
- Video fluoroscopy
- Nasoendoscopic evaluation
- Audiologic testing
- Plagiocephaly (abnormal head shape) evaluation
- Craniofacial imaging
- Cranial orthotic treatments
- Skull reconstruction
- Endoscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques
Complex Craniofacial Malformations
- Craniofacial dysostosis syndromes (including Apert, Crouzon and Pfeiffer, and cloverleaf skull anomaly)
- Treacher Collins Syndrome
- Oculo-Auriculo-Vertebral Spectrum (Goldenhar syndrome, hemifacial microsomia)
- Cranio-orbital reconstruction
- Computer-assisted treatment planning and intraoperative navigation techniques
- Combined craniomaxillofacial surgery and neurosurgery approach
- Pediatric anesthesiology
- Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Pediatric Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Orthognathic (corrective jaw) surgery
- Pierre Robin syndrome
- Distraction osteogenesis of the jaws
- Jaw discrepancies with malocclusion
- Maxillary and mandibular reconstruction
- Chin surgery
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
- TMJ ankylosis
- Juvenile rheumatoid-arthritis-related jaw disorders
- Congenital Growths and Tumors
- Congenital tumors
- Hemangiomas and Vascular malformations
- Fibrous dysplasia of bone
- Cysts and tumors of the face and jaws
- Dentoalveolar Surgery for Medically Complex Children
- Craniomaxillofacial Trauma
- Nasal fracture treatment
- Maxillary and mandibular (jaw) fracture repair
- Orbital fracture repair
- Complex craniofacial injuries (craniofacial and neurosurgical)
- Correction of secondary (residual) deformities
- Soft-tissue reconstruction
- In the United States, approximately 6,000 infants are born each year with facial conditions that require coordinated interdisciplinary care.
- One in every 700 infants is born with a cleft lip and/or cleft palate.
- One in every 2,000 newborns will have a skull malformation and require combined craniofacial/neurosurgical treatment before they reach age 1.
- At any age, tumors and growths can cause craniofacial deformities and functional problems.
- The management of facial injuries in children requires a unique understanding of their ongoing growth.
- All these conditions potentially can be corrected through facial reconstructive surgery.