Horacio came to Children's Hospital with cleft palate. Today, his smile speaks volumes.
Bryant Toth, MD of Craniofacial & Plastic Surgery and Peter Sun, MD of Neurosurgery were featured in a front-page story about a minimally invasive procedure that corrects the prematurely fused skulls of children. The condition, known as craniosynostosis, affects one in 2,000 infants. Children's performs this kind of operation more times than any other pediatric hospital in Northern California.
The Northern California Craniofacial Center at Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland is among the nations leading centers for the treatment of craniofacial abnormalities in children from birth to 21 years. The Center employs a team approach to craniofacial care, bringing together panels of nationally respected specialists from among the hospital’s 31 pediatric specialties, who work together to customize treatments for each child. The panel includes pediatric surgeons, dentists, ophthalmologists, orthopedic specialists, social workers, nutritionists and other related specialists who treat the whole child. We provide comprehensive evaluation as well as therapeutic, surgical, and follow-up care, all specifically oriented toward the special needs of children. We also serve as a resource for community physicians and families.
Craniofacial abnormalities occur when the proper development of bones in the skull and face is interrupted. The results can lead to such deformities as eye and orbit deformities, nasal deformities or a cleft lip or palate, amongst others.
Please ask your physician for a referral, or call (510) 428-3150 for information.
Clinics and panels meet regularly. Call for schedules.
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