Pediatric craniofacial surgery in Dallas, Texas

The Craniofacial Center at Medical City Children's Hospital brings together oral and maxillofacial specialists to treat children with facial anomalies, many of whom were previously thought to be untreatable. We guide patients and their families through a customized treatment plan to help our craniofacial patients thrive.

To find out more about pediatric craniofacial surgery at Medical City Children's Hospital, call (972) 566-3429.

The Craniofacial Center at Medical City Children’s Hospital

Craniofacial disorders may be congenital (present at birth) or acquired, and affect a child's skull and face. The Craniofacial Center at Medical City Children’s Hospital offers one of the leading treatment programs for these disorders in the U.S. and provides comprehensive pediatric care and treatment for all craniofacial disorder.

Founded in 1974, the Center is among the longest-standing and busiest in the nation. The team includes pediatric trained plastic surgeons and medical specialists involved in craniofacial care. The team has treated infants and children from more than 75 countries and performed more than 15,000 pediatric surgical procedures.

The Center uses advanced technologies, is involved in craniofacial research and develops innovative surgical techniques to treat craniofacial conditions.

Craniofacial disorders we treat

Craniofacial disorders have various causes, and it is likely that many factors played a role instead of one cause. Typically, congenital craniofacial disorders are caused by environmental factors (such as exposure to certain drugs or smoke while pregnant), genetics or a folic acid deficiency during pregnancy. Anomalies acquired after birth are usually the result of accidents that cause extensive craniofacial trauma or jaw deformities.

As part of our pediatric surgical care, we’re committed to treating a wide range of craniofacial anomalies and syndromes, including:

  • Cleft lip and cleft palate
  • Genetic syndromes, such as:
    • Apert syndrome
    • Treacher collins
    • Crouzon syndrome
    • Hemifacial microsomia
    • Pfeiffer syndrome
  • Craniofacial tumors
  • Craniosynostosis, such as:
    • Plagiocephaly—coronal synostosis
    • Scaphocephaly—sagittal synostosis
    • Trigonocephaly—metopic synostosis
    • Posterior plagiocepaphaly—lambdoid synostosis
  • Distraction osteogenesis
  • Ear deformity and ear reconstruction
  • Facial dental disproportion
  • Hypertelorism
  • Pierre Robin sequence
  • Post-traumatic craniofacial defects
  • Vascular anomalies and malformations
  • Velocardiofacial/DiGeorge syndrome

Oral and maxillofacial surgery specialists

The multidisciplinary team of physicians at the Center is dedicated to transforming the lives of infants and children with congenital or acquired facial disfigurement. Some of the specialists include:

  • Pediatric doctors
  • Craniofacial surgeons
  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Speech pathologists
  • Therapists
  • Medical anthropologists
  • Craniofacial orthodontists
  • Geneticists
  • Child life specialists

Getting care for craniofacial disorders

To learn more about the Craniofacial Center at Medical City Children's Hospital and if your child is a candidate for craniofacial surgery, call (972) 566-3429.

Most insurance plans, including Medicaid, are accepted. The Center is located within Medical City Children's Hospital in the CareTower B, suite B-300 on the 3rd floor.

Families of patients with craniofacial disorders can find more resources at Children's Craniofacial Association and the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.