Center for Treatment of Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome

One of the leading programs in the world for BWS treatment

Our multidisciplinary specialists are dedicated to helping children with BWS go on to live healthy, normal lives

Dr. Perlyn and a young boy treated by the BWS clinic
Dr. Perlyn and a young boy treated by the BWS clinic

What is Beckwith-Wiedmann Syndrome?

Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, or BWS, is a genetic condition caused by abnormal gene regulation. It can cause premature birth, low blood sugar, abdominal problems, and macroglossia (enlarged tongue). Approximately 300 children per year are born with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome and while most cases are sporadic, some may be hereditary depending on the underlying cause.

Center for Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome

The Center for Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is one of the leading programs in the world for BWS treatment, continuously helping children with BWS go on to live healthy, normal lives. We offer a multidisciplinary approach to care that addresses the full scope of needs for patients with this congenital disorder. The center is also one of the few in the nation with long-standing interest and experience in caring for children with BWS.

Treatments and Procedures

Treatments and Procedures

At Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, we treat both Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome and Macroglossia. Our pediatric care services include:

Conditions We Treat

BWS Family Conference

Join us on from July 22 to July 23 for our BWS Family Conference! A panel of experts and guest speakers will present on different topics in treating craniofacial differences in children. Families will have the opportunity for in-person clinics with our renowned team and to ask questions. Virtual access to the lectures is also available.

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Contact Us

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact: 

Kristen Burr
BWS Coordinator
​T) (305) 278-5923
Kristen.burr@nicklaushealth.org

featured patient photo.
featured patient photo.

Stories to Inspire

When Harper was diagnosed with Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome shortly after birth, her family knew they wanted the best team possible for her tongue reduction surgery. Harper now leads a limitless life thanks to Dr. Chad Perlyn, an expert in treating macroglossia, and the Craniofacial Center at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
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