Craniofacial Anomalies Center Boston Children's Hospital

Craniofacial Anomalies Center Boston Children's Hospital

Phone: 617-355-6309
Address: 300 Longwood Avenue Boston, MA 02115
Location: Boston

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  • Mark R. Proctor

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Boston Children's Hospital has been a worldwide innovator in diagnosing and treating children with craniosynostosis for decades. Clinicians in our Departments of Neurosurgery and Plastic Surgery have extensive experience in treating children, adolescents and adults with all forms of the condition, and can even diagnose craniosynostosis in utero in many cases. 
And we always use minimally invasive techniques—medical and surgical procedures that use small incisions and miniaturized cameras and tools—whenever we can.

Every year, Boston Children's Hospital treats more than 500 patients, from infants to adults, with craniofacial anomalies. These deformities in the growth of the head and facial bones can be present at birth or may occur later in life, often through trauma or disease.

 

Because craniofacial anomalies encompass a diverse group of conditions, we use a multidisciplinary approach to match your child's individual symptoms and circumstances with the right treatment. 

Members of our Craniofacial Anomalies team include:

  •  neurosurgeons
  •  plastic surgeons
  •  oral and maxillofacial surgeons
  •  hearing specialists
  •  speech therapists
  •  dentists
  •  psychologists and social workers
  •  nursing professionals
  •  geneticists
  •  otolaryngologists
  •  ophthalmologists

Boston Children’s Craniofacial Anomalies Center treats children with a variety of congenital and acquired deformities. Some of these include:

  •  cleft lip
  •  cleft palate
  •  craniosynostosis
  •  hemifacial microsomia
  •  hemangioma
  •  plagiocephaly
  •  vascular malformation

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