Treatments and Procedures to Correct Craniofacial Anomalies
Cleft Lip and Palate Repair
Cleft lip and palate are common facial birth defects that are often seen together. They involve a gap in the lip and palate of the newborn baby. Cleft lip and palate repair refers to the surgical procedures that are used to repair these problems.
A cranial remodeling helmet can help reshape your baby's head when worn as prescribed by your doctor.
Ear Deformity Correction
Ear molding is a non-surgical method of correcting mild ear deformities that are present at birth. In the right situations, it can be highly effective without the need for invasive procedures.
The ear can be malformed or absent for many reasons, either due to a birth defect, trauma, cancer or other reasons. Ear reconstruction is a medical procedure or a series of medical procedures used to rebuild the malformed or absent ear.
Macroglossia is the medical term for an abnormally large tongue that is present at birth. In some cases, surgery is required to treat the problem and help the child eat, breathe, and speak more easily.
Nasoalveolar Molding (NAM) Treatment
For many newborns with a cleft lip or palate, reconstructive treatment can begin soon after birth with use of a pre-surgical device known as a nasoalveolar molding (NAM) appliance.
Oculoplastic surgery is a form of cosmetic or plastic surgery that is performed around the eyes. It can fix problems for cosmetic reasons, such as wrinkles or droopy eyelids, or if there’s a medical problem with the eye.
Orthognathic Maxillofacial Reconstruction
Orthognathic maxillofacial reconstruction is the medical name for corrective jaw surgery. This procedure can be used to repair a number of problems with the jaws or skull.
Orthognathic surgery is the medical name for corrective jaw surgery. This procedure can be used to repair a number of problems with the jaws or skull.
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgery refers to any surgical procedure intended to improve the appearance of a body part. And reconstructive plastic surgery refers to the type of plastic surgery specifically intended to repair a body part or parts with structural defects. These can occur due to birth defects, diseases, infection, injury or for other reasons.
A splenectomy is the medical term for the surgical removal of the spleen. It’s frequently needed in the case of a ruptured spleen, but the procedure may be necessary for other reasons, as well.
STARband™ Cranial Remolding Orthosis
STARband™ cranial molding orthosis is a helmet-like device, used in infants under 18 months of age with misshapen heads most often caused by spending too much time laying on their backs.
Temporomandibular Joint Surgery
The temporomandibular joint refers to the area where the lower jaw meets the skull. Temporomandibular joint surgery can repair problems related to this joint known as temporomandibular joint disorders.