Craniofacial and Cleft Center

The Driscoll Children’s Hospital Craniofacial and Cleft Center provides optimal care and works to improve the quality of life for patients and families of children with facial differences.

Children with craniofacial anomalies, whether congenital or acquired, frequently have medical and social challenges above and beyond the anatomical defect. Our specialists are trained to care for children with a wide variety of craniofacial conditions affecting the appearance, growth and shape of the skull, face, ears and eyes.

Our team brings together qualified, experienced specialists who possess the clinical expertise in treating pediatric patients for the appropriate coordination of care for our patients and their families. Our specialists address all aspects of a patient’s diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

The team is comprised of the following areas of expertise:

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Speech Pathology
  • Orthodontics
  • Audiology
  • Medical Nutrition Services
  • Social Work
  • Nursing Services
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Ophthalmology


Conditions treated include but are not limited to:

  • Cleft lip
  • Cleft palate
  • Velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI)
  • Positional/deformational plagiocephaly
  • Single suture and complex craniosynostosis
  • Congenital ear anomalies including microtia
  • Syndactyly
  • Velocardiofacial syndrome
  • Apert syndrome
  • Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome
  • Crouzon syndrome
  • Goldenhar syndrome
  • Hemifacial (craniofacial) microsomia
  • Maxillary and mandibular hypoplasias
  • Midface hypoplasia
  • Moebius syndrome
  • Pfeiffer syndrome
  • Pierre Robin sequence
  • Saethre-Chotzen syndrome
  • Stickler syndrome
  • Treacher Collins syndrome
  • VATER syndrome
  • Van der Woude syndrome

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6th annual Craniofacial Reunion

Driscoll Children’s Hospital hosted its 6th annual Craniofacial Reunion August 2, 2019. The event lets current and former craniofacial and cleft patients, families and Driscoll staff celebrate the children’s medical progress in a nonclinical and fun atmosphere.