Pediatric Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital offers advanced treatment options that can restore a child’s appearance and improve his or her quality of life. For both birth-related and acquired conditions, our pediatric plastic surgery program brings together an expert team of pediatric plastic surgeons and other specialists that is specially trained to care for children.
Make an AppointmentTo schedule a consult with one of our pediatric plastic surgeons, call 216-844-5437.
Why Choose the Pediatric Plastic Surgeons at UH?
Few other centers have the level of experience in performing pediatric plastic surgery procedures as UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Our expert pediatric plastic surgeons have treated a wide array of patient conditions, from the most common to most complex, and our patients benefit from this wide knowledge base of effective treatments and advanced techniques.
Unlike most hospitals, our team offers specialized pediatric plastic surgery services, including facial reanimation, which benefits children who are born without the ability to use their facial muscles. As the first surgeons in Ohio to pioneer this procedure, we have successfully helped many children to smile for the first time by using tissue and functioning nerves from elsewhere in the body.
In support of our pediatric plastic surgeons, a dedicated pediatric anesthesia team stands ready to help ensure patient comfort and safety during routine surgeries and emergency procedures. Our surgical anesthesiologists are specially trained to work with babies and young children. This team has perfected distraction techniques that put children at ease during the induction process.
Pediatric Plastic Surgery Conditions & Treatments
Our pediatric plastic surgeons are experienced in treating a wide range of conditions, including congenital deformities, facial paralysis and trauma.
The pediatric plastic surgery experts at UH Rainbow are leaders in the treatment and correction of craniofacial anomalies, which include conditions such as cleft lip and palate and other congenital and acquired deformities. Our program is accredited by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.
The vascular anomalies team diagnoses and treats disorders of the blood vessels of the skin. These are typically congenital disorders including hemangioma and arteriovenous malformation.
Microtia & Hearing
Our pediatric plastic surgeons work together with audiologists, ENT specialists and others to diagnose and treat microtia, a congenital condition in which a baby is born with a small, malformed ear. This condition can affect one or both ears and may also cause hearing problems.
Pierre Robin Sequence
Our team has expertise in treating the congenital condition known as Pierre Robin sequence. This syndrome is characterized by a baby being born with a smaller than normal jaw, a tongue that falls back in the throat and difficulty breathing.
Facial Trauma and Reconstruction
As part of northern Ohio's only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, our skilled trauma team works together quickly and effectively when a child suffers facial trauma due to an accident, fall or other injury. Our team is experienced in performing facial reconstruction to restore structure and movement to the face.