If your child is born with a disfiguring condition or has an injury that leaves permanent damage, your doctor will help you determine the best treatment available. In some cases, reconstructive surgery may be the best option for restoring the mobility, functionality and appearance to the part of your child’s body affected by his or her condition or injury.
The timing of your child’s surgery and the number of surgeries necessary will depend on your child’s condition. Options may include surgery within the first year of life, delaying surgery or treatment over a series of surgeries.
Why choose Johns Hopkins?
At Johns Hopkins, our reconstructive pediatric surgeons have done hundreds of surgeries on children of all ages to restore appearance and functionality. They have learned about and, in many cases, taught the latest and most effective surgical techniques. In addition, because they work at Johns Hopkins, they can call on any other kind of medical expertise needed right at the facility, from pediatricians and orthopaedists to ear, nose and throat specialists (otolaryngologists) and dermatologists.
Conditions We Treat
- Breast anomalies (e.g., extra nipples, juvenile hypertrophy, gynecomastia, Poland’s syndrome)
- Cleft Lip and Palate
- Congenital hand and foot anomalies (e.g., syndactyly, polydactyly, amniotic band syndrome, hypoplastic thumb, trigger thumb, cleft hand)
- Ear surgeries
- Genitourinary reconstruction
- Genital reconstruction for infants born with genital defects requiring surgery
- Jaw surgeries
- Melanocytic nevi
- Obstetric brachial plexus injuries, often occurring after an abnormal or difficult birth
- Pediatric cranial reconstruction
- Pierre Robin Sequence
- Spinal anomalies (e.g., myelomeningocele)
- Tumor reconstruction (e.g., neurofibromatosis)
- Vascular anomalies (e.g., hemangiomas, vascular malformations, lymphatic malformations)
- Wounds (e.g., bites, burns)
Our Pediatric Reconstructive Surgeons
Professor of Pediatrics
Interim Director, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Director, Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Director, Cleft Lip and Palate Center
Clinical Director, Genitourinary Transplant Program
Co-Director, Brachial Plexus Clinic, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Associate Director, Pediatric Burn Program
Director of Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery