Plastic Surgery

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Dr. Podda and PatientThe 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

Craniofacial Program

Alfiero and Lucia Palestroni Birth Defects Center


For additional information, please contact us:

Silvio Podda, MD, Chief, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Michael Baruch, MD, Chief, Plastic Surgery

Appointments: 973.754.2413

Referral/Fax: 973.754.3013


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