One in every 200 babies born will require specialized care for congenital conditions like cleft lip or palate. Others children may need surgery to correct craniofacial deformities resulting from congenital disorders, traumatic injury, or disease. Our renowned specialists work together both in and out of the operating room to provide seamless care to patients.

Hackensack University Medical Center provides advanced pediatric plastic surgical care to children and young adults with complex deformities of the skull, face, or jaw. Our expert surgical team specializes in cutting-edge approaches that reduce inpatient hospital stays, result in less physical trauma, and get patients back to their normal activities as soon as possible. In short, we get children back to the business of being children.

Some of the more common conditions we treat include:

  • Cleft lip and palate- comprehensive care for patients with cleft lip and palate is provided at Hackensack University Medical Center.
  • Craniosynostosis- this disorder results in premature closure or fusion of one of the joints in the skull - slowing the growth of the skull and hindering further brain growth. Our neurosurgical and plastic surgeons work together using the most advanced techniques, including minimally invasive approaches, to surgically treat craniosynostosis.
  • Microtia- congenital ear deformities require complex reconstruction. At Hackensack University Medical Center, we offer the latest techniques in both synthetic and tissue-based ear reconstruction.
  • Hemangiomas and vascular malformations- these "stork bite" growths and collections of small blood vessels may grow and enlarge after birth. We provide coordinated treatment and the latest surgical and non-surgical treatments for hemangiomas and vascular malformations.
  • Post-traumatic bony and soft tissue injuries- children may sustain injuries that require complex scar revision or reconstruction. Our specialists work knowing that our care will need to last a lifetime for children.
  • Flat head and asymmetric head shapes (Positional plagiocephaly)- this condition features a flattening of the back of the skull or one side of the skull, and is caused by sleeping in one position or neck muscle tightness. Our specialists are available to provide education and consultation to pediatricians and parents regarding this very common condition. 

How to Make an Appointment

To make an appointment for Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Care at Hackensack University Medical Center, please contact the office at (551) 996-5588.

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