The Division of Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is renowned for the wide scope of the procedures performed, ranging from Cleft Lip/Palate Surgery to trauma reconstruction, complex facial reconstruction and cranial surgery.
The division, in particular, specializes in some innovative aspects of plastic surgery including:
- Congenital anomalies, including Cleft Lip and Palate
- Endoscopic correction of Craniosynostosis
The division works with the premier multidisciplinary team of pediatric specialists at the Regional Craniofacial Center and the Alfiero and Lucia Palestroni Birth Defects Center. These physicians provide consultation, diagnosis, and treatment for patients with Craniofacial disorders, as well as education and support for their family members in collaboration with referral sources.
The most common procedures performed by the plastic surgeons are:
- Cleft lip and palate repair
- Pharyngeal flaps
- Craniosynostosis correction
- Major facial reconstruction
- Secondary cleft surgeries
- Hemangiomas and Arterio-Venous Malformations treatment and surgeries
- Autologous ear reconstruction
The division's plastic and reconstructive surgeons are committed to providing quality care, as well as quality of life, to all their patients. Patients receive superb care from experienced physicians who have both the latest knowledge and extensive training in their specialties.
Programs & Services
For additional information, please contact us:
Silvio Podda, MD, Chief, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Michael Baruch, MD, Chief, Plastic Surgery