3D computed tomography (CT) scans
3D laser screening with topographic craniofacial modeling
Brainstem auditory-evoked response
Genetic testing and counseling
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), including MR angiograms, MR spectroscopy, and cine phase-contrast MR and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) flow studies
Speech and swallowing studies
Cranial remodeling with orthotic therapy
Comprehensive team evaluation and long-term follow-up
Examinations under anesthesia for children with developmental disorders
Multidisciplinary consultations allowing the patient and family to be evaluated by our medical team without traveling to multiple physician offices
Physical, occupational, audiological, speech and feeding therapies
Reconstructive craniofacial and maxillofacial surgery when indicated
Social work support:
All diagnostic results and treatment recommendations are communicated to the patient's primary care physician.
We understand that as children age, craniofacial disorders will have a varying impact on their lives, as well as those of their families.
For younger children, our psychologist will assess their developmental level, provide referrals for appropriate evaluations and assist in obtaining relevant services to ensure they are reaching key developmental milestones.
In older children, appearance often plays a role in their self esteem and social development. As such, our psychologist will check if any emotional, learning or adjustment disorders are present. Additional psychological treatment may be necessary to help patients develop effective coping skills, as well as to provide support for their families.
We believe that many pediatric disorders benefit from multidisciplinary care. Although an individual patient may not need the attention of each member of our team, we strive to make every member and every resource available. Every child is evaluated by the entire team, in a single location, to foster collaboration among team members and to minimize the patient’s time and travel needs. Unified team meetings allow for an accurate diagnosis, coordination of testing and treatments across disciplines, creation of individual care plans for immediate and long-term treatment and timely answering of questions for the patient and parent. We follow patients from infancy to adolescence and adjust care plans to accommodate for anatomical, neurological and emotional growth. The patient, parents and primary care physician are apprised of diagnostic results and treatment decisions. Regular reports of patient’s progress are provided. Our multidisciplinary approach is based on the guidelines of The American Cleft Palate— Craniofacial Association (ACPCA) and we have been recognized for providing a level of technical expertise consistent with their standards for Craniofacial Team excellence.
We care for pediatric patients with moderate to severe craniofacial disorders, plagiocephaly, torticollis, craniosynostosis, cleft lip and palate, craniofacial tumors, craniofacial hemangiomas and birthmarks, and Goldenhaar syndrome, among others. These issues are often diagnosed prenatally or at birth, during early childhood or adolescence or may be acquired.
We offer the latest technology and the newest advances in diagnostic medicine. Most tests are rapid, noninvasive and are performed in an office setting. All results are evaluated by our experts and are discussed promptly with the patient, their family and the patient’s primary care physician.
Our Pediatric experts have received specialized training across a variety of medical, surgical and affiliated disciplines. Most are board certified or board-eligible in their area of expertise. We have Pediatric Sub-Specialists in the areas of:
Neurology and Neurosurgery
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Physical, Occupational and Speech/ Swallowing Therapy
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Psychology and Neuropsychology