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Treatments for Craniosynostosis in Children

Your Child's Care Begins Here

Treatment for craniosynostosis usually involves surgery to separate the fused bones in the skull. The key to treating it is early detection and treatment. Our team includes nationally recognized plastic surgeons, who are experts in advanced surgical treatments for all types of craniosynostosis. For complex cases, our surgeons develop a virtual 3-D model to plan each step as well as precise measurements, sometimes just millimeters, needed to achieve the best outcome.

We're leaders in a new directed growth technique that offer a less invasive option with even better results for skull reconstruction in younger children. We’ll work with you to determine the best path to successful reconstruction for your child. 

Treatments We Provide

  • Skull Remodeling Surgery

    For certain diagnoses, we may need to reconstruct the skull with a surgery called a craniovault. This more complex surgery puts everything in proper position with plates and screws.

  • Directed Growth Technique

    This minimally invasive surgery manipulates the growth plates that are still open. This way, we can use your child's own growth for long term success.

  • Distraction Osteogenesis

    In some cases a device can be placed on the jaw for bone “distraction.” This technique allows the body to grow its own bone and avoids the need for bone grafts.