Craniofacial disorder treatments

At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, we understand that you want the best possible care for your child. And that’s why we’ve built a multidisciplinary team of specialists who work together to develop individualized treatment plans for every patient we see.

Whether your child needs medication, therapy or surgery, you can count on us to be here with you every step of the way.

Learn more about specific treatments for craniofacial disorders:


Why Children’s Hospital?

There are many reasons to come to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for your child’s treatment. Our specialists are trained to work with children, and we understand the importance of compassionate, patient-centered care that treats each child as an individual.

You also can expect that:

  • We’re educated and experienced
    When you make an appointment, you and your child will meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon. We will consult with a number of specialists from other departments, depending on your child’s condition.
  • We’re always researching and learning
    Our pediatric plastic surgeons are actively involved in research to develop better treatment for children with cleft, craniofacial and other disorders that require plastic and reconstructive surgery.
  • We have the best equipment and offer the most up-to-date surgical procedures
    We use state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging and cutting-edge treatments, including:
    • Tissue expansion
    • Facial reanimation surgery
    • Distraction of the mandible and craniofacial skeleton
  • Other doctors trust us
    All of our physicians are listed as Best Doctors®, a list created by other doctors to identify individuals with proven clinical track records. We have a national reputation for excellence, and doctors from all over the country send their patients to us.

Our clinic also is staffed by a physician assistant and two pediatric nurse clinicians.

Who you’ll see during your time at Children’s Hospital

Children's is a teaching hospital, and many of our specialists train other doctors to care for kids. So in addition to your child's main doctor, you may see the following:

  • Medical students who are training to be doctors
  • Residents who are doctors training in plastic surgery
  • Fellows who have completed a residency and are taking advanced training in craniofacial and cleft surgery

No matter who is helping your child, you can rest assured knowing that your child has a doctor who knows about all of his or her needs and supervises all of the care they receive, and will be your child’s doctor throughout childhood.