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Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery

For more than 25 years, the Division of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery has provided hope to children and their families, offering advanced treatment options and compassionate, comprehensive care.

Today, we are one of the nation’s largest, most respected craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery centers with more than 6,500 patient visits and 1,500 surgeries annually, attracting patients from across the United States and internationally.

Research And Innovations

Our surgeons care for kids with a broad spectrum of conditions, including burns, cleft lip or palate, fused fingers, facial fractures, defects from tumor removal, dog bites, scarring from infections, severed fingers or other body parts and wounds. They develop an individualized treatment plan for each child's unique needs.

Our surgeons participate in clinical research to identify the underlying causes of conditions, and to develop and improve surgical treatment options and outcomes for children.

Care Centers and Programs

Our Care Centers and Programs are designed to offer families the convenience of seeing multiple specialists in a single visit. 

After your visit with our team, all of the specialists will meet to create a customized treatment plan for your child. 

International Adoptions

In our Craniofacial and Cleft Center, we see internationally adopted children who have previous or ongoing health problems, including cleft lip and palate.

Commonly Treated Conditions

Our experienced team cares for children with a variety of conditions resulting from birth defects, traumatic injury and previous medical treatment, including: