For more than two decades I have been caring for children with deformities that involve the skull and facial bones (craniofacial and maxillofacial surgery). This includes children with abnormal development of the skull as a result of craniosynostosis (fused skull joints or sutures), abnormal position of the orbits of the eye (hyperteleorbitism), malpositioned jaws (overgrowth and undergrowth of the upper and lower jaw bones), conditions such as hemifacial microsomia, treacher collins and other syndromes, children born with facial clefts (cleft lip and palate). Thus I have many years of experience in caring for children and young adults with congenital birth defects.
Working closely with neurosurgery, otolaryngology and ophthalmology, our patients have access to a well experienced multidisciplinary surgical team. We have the ability to provide comprehensive and coordinated approach to care, with a multidisciplinary professional staff from diagnosis to surgical treatment. The team includes audiology, speech/language pathology, psychology, orthodontics and prosthodontics.
I have significant experience with using 3D cameras and 3D radiologic imaging data capture and in the development of computer guided treatment planning, virtual surgical simulation and intra-operative guidance. This allows me to provide the efficient and more precise intraoperative surgery, minimizing complications, faster recovery and improved outcomes.
Craniofacial Conditions: Craniosynostosis; Apert, Crouzon Jaw Deformities; Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw Surgery) Cleft Lip and Palate; Microtia; Hemifacial Microsomia; Treacher Collins and rare facial clefts Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Surgery
3D Imaging?Computer assisted craniofacial surgery system Skeletal fixation system With a background in electrical engineering and a clinical interest in innovative technological application to solving surgical problems has resulted in numerous publications in peer reviewed journals, book chapters, presentations at national and international meetings.
American Maxillofacial Surgery Society ?American College of Surgeons ?American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association ?American Society of Plastic Surgery American Association of Plastic Surgeons The University of Illinois Physicians Group and Medical Center proudly honors most major health insurance plans. In addition, our business office team has tailored discounted financial packages for self pay patients, patients with health benefit plans not offered at the University of Illinois Medical Center, or patients in need of cosmetic procedures typically not covered by insurance. Whatever your healthcare needs – whatever your financial status, rest assured our expert physicians and business team are standing by to serve you.