Craniofacial Center at Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas, Texas


The Craniofacial Center at Medical City Children’s Hospital Dallas, Texas is one of the leading craniofacial treatment programs in the United States and provides comprehensive treatment for all craniofacial congenital disorders – ranging from cleft lip and cleft palate to the most complex craniofacial anomalies affecting a child’s skull and face.

Founded in 1974, the Craniofacial Program at Medical City Children’s Hospital is among the longest-standing and busiest in the nation. The craniofacial team includes a full range of more than 10 doctors, including 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 craniofacial team uses advanced diagnostic, imaging and treatment technologies and is proud to be involved in craniofacial research and developing innovative surgical techniques to treat craniofacial conditions.

Transforming the Lives of Children and Infants with Craniofacial Surgery Needs

At Medical City Children’s Hospital, we’re committed to helping our patients thrive and achieve their full potential through craniofacial surgery. The Craniofacial Program brings together all the specialists who are needed to help children, many of whom were previously thought to be untreatable. Patients and families are guided through a customized treatment plan for craniofacial patients by a dedicated nurse practitioner.

Medical City Children’s Hospital treats a wide range of congenital craniofacial anomalies and syndromes, from the common to the most complex, including:

  • Cleft lip and cleft palate
  • Craniofacial genetic syndromes, including
    • Apert Syndrome
    • Treacher Collins
    • Crouzon Syndrome
    • Hemifacial microsomia
    • Pfeiffer Syndrome
  • Craniofacial tumors
  • Craniosynostosis
    • 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

Multi-disciplinary Craniofacial Team

The Craniofacial Program is made up of multidisciplinary team of physicians, craniofacial surgeons, nurses, nurse practitioners, speech pathologists, photographers, therapists, medical anthropologists, craniofacial orthodontists, geneticists, and child life specialists, all dedicated to transforming the lives of infants and children with pediatric birth defects. Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas, Texas brings together all the specialists who are needed to help children, many of whom were previously thought to be untreatable.

Questions?

If you’re interested in learning more about the Craniofacial Program at Medical City Children’s Hospital, and whether your child might be a candidate for craniofacial surgery, please call Stephanie McDonald, Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at (972) 566-3429.