Craniosynostosis and Craniofacial Disorders

Craniofacial disorders may alter your child's appearance and lead to medical and developmental problems. Cedars-Sinai treats children with issues such as cleft lip, cleft palate, maxillofacial anomalies and craniosynostosis.

Our Approach to Craniosynostosis and Craniofacial Disorders

Cedars-Sinai is home to one of the largest craniosynostosis and craniofacial disorder programs on the West Coast. We offer advanced testing and treatments that are only available in select programs across the country.

Innovative Techniques

Neurosurgeons at Cedars-Sinai developed techniques to decrease blood loss, lowering your child's risk of complications.

Exceptional Results

We successfully treat problems affecting the shape of the skull, including craniosynostosis, with surgery.

Lifelong Care

Craniosynostosis and craniofacial disorders often require multiple surgeries as your child grows older. At Cedars-Sinai, your child receives care from a team of experts they already know and trust.

Craniofacial Disorders We Treat

Craniofacial disorders occur when abnormal growth patterns affect bones and soft tissue in the head or face. There are many types of craniofacial disorders.

Exceptional Craniofacial Care for Newborns and Infants

Many craniofacial disorders develop in the early weeks of pregnancy. Detecting these problems in their early stages allows us to plan for your baby’s future medical needs. Cedars-Sinai makes sure children start receiving care precisely when they need it.

Our services include:

Early Detection
Genetic Screening
Family-Focused Care

Our experts often catch the signs of craniofacial disorders in utero (before a child is born) leading to early referral to a craniofacial specialist. Advanced imaging studies help us determine how serious the problem is, so we can start coordinating treatments. Find out more about fetal neurological care.

Some craniofacial disorders are passed down in families. Cedars-Sinai provides genetic screening tests to help you know whether your future children are at risk. We are one of the few programs in the L.A. area with a pediatric geneticist, so you will receive reliable information. Learn more about pediatric medical genetics.

Our experts may see your child immediately after birth. If you have your baby at Cedars-Sinai, you can breathe a little easier knowing they are receiving care under the same roof you are. And we bring your baby back to you as quickly as possible, without having to refer to an outside institution, so you can spend more time together.

Have Questions or Need a Second Opinion?

Call us or send a message to our pediatric neurosurgery care team. You can also have us call you back at your convenience.

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