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The UCLA Pediatric Craniofacial Program at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA offers a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of children with congenital and acquired craniofacial anomalies. Since its inception in 1972, the program has achieved national and international recognition and currently functions as one of the largest programs of its kind in the United States. The program also serves as a regional center for the southwestern United States, drawing the majority of patients from among children with congenital abnormalities.

The most common indications for craniofacial surgery are:

  • Cleft lip and/or palate
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Microtia
  • Crouzon disease
  • Apert syndrome
  • Treacher Collins syndrome
  • Hemifacial microsomia
  • Pfeiffer syndrome
  • Saethre Chotzen syndrome
  • Facial and nasal encephaloceles with associated craniofacial disorders
  • Pierre Robin sequence

The program also serves patients of all ages with trauma-related injuries requiring craniofacial restoration. In addition, the craniofacial team extends its expertise into vascular anomalies and reconstruction of pediatric faces disfigured by cancer removal.

A highly specialized team of medical professionals provides a broad range of individualized care. The core team consists of plastic surgeons, head and neck surgeons, pediatricians, medical geneticists, orthodontists, audiologists and speech pathologists. Additional specialties are avaailable by referral including ophthalmologists, neurosurgeons, maxillofacial prosthetics specialists, otolaryngologits and social services.

 

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UCLA Westwood Campus
UCLA Children's Health Center
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 265
Los Angeles, CA 90095

 

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