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Craniofacial Injuries and Conditions
As pioneers of innovative facial reconstruction techniques, surgeons in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins use state-of-the-art procedures to relieve pain and improve appearance, form and function. These treatments can be life-changing for patients with craniofacial abnormalities resulting from injury, trauma or cancer.
Conditions We Treat
- Facial paralysis arising from: traumatic injury, brain tumor or tumor removal, surgery, stroke, infection, Bell's Palsy, Moebius syndrome (a birth defect that results in the absence of the sixth and seventh facial cranial nerve), and other congenital abnormalities
- Facial pain arising from: trigeminal neuroma, trigeminal neuralgia and atypical facial pain
- Cleft lip and palate
- Pierre Robin Sequence
- Many rare abnormalities
Read a more in-depth article about innovative techniques in craniofacial surgery, written by Johns Hopkins reconstructive surgeons, which details the advantages of 3-D printing and rapid prototyping.
Top Docs 2014: Challenging Case Files
Baltimore magazine features Johns Hopkins Surgeons for their staged reconstruction technique to repair skull injury.
Why choose Johns Hopkins?
The Johns Hopkins Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is staffed by surgeons who specialize in different techniques of surgery, such as craniofacial surgery, microvascular surgery, nerve transplantation and bone transplantation. Some of our fellowship-trained plastic surgeons, including pediatric surgeons, specialize in facial reconstruction. Over years of practice, they have built a reputation as being among the best facial reconstruction surgeons in the country. They have learned about and, in many cases, developed and taught the latest and most effective surgical techniques.
As a part of our multidisciplinary approach to care, our reconstruction surgeons work with neurologists, pain management specialists and others to create a treatment plan that promises the best possible outcome for the patient. From the first consultation to the final check-up, our reconstructive surgeons are devoted to their profession and to providing attentive patient care.
Meet Our Physicians:
Our Specialty Centers
Our physicians specialize in conditions and treatments including cleft lip and palate, facial pain and paralysis, and cranioplasty.
Our Innovative Techniques
As pioneers in craniofacial reconstruction, our surgeons have developed innovative techniques including:
Computer-aided design and manufacturing: With the use of technologies including 3-D printing and rapid prototyping, surgeons can plan their surgeries and shorten the amount of time patients need to be under anesthesia, reducing blood loss.