Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Program

The Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Program offers a full range of treatment for acquired and congenital problems that require therapeutic or cosmetic reconstruction.

Multidisciplinary Team Approach

Some children with complex problems may require the expertise of a variety of pediatric specialists beyond those in our Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Program. For situations that require a multidisciplinary approach, The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital (BMSCH) offers a wealth of expertise in every pediatric field, including pediatric surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), dermatology, endocrinology, anesthesiology, neurosurgery, oncology, orthopedics and urology. Whenever necessary, specialists from across the spectrum of care will work together to meet the needs of our young patients.

Comprehensive Services

  • Cutaneous Plastic Surgery

    Children with congenital birthmarks including nevi and moles (of any size), as well as cutaneous cysts and complex skin tumors can usually be treated as outpatients. If surgery is indicated, they will be admitted to Day Surgery at the new state-of-the-art Pediatric OR Suite at BMSCH. Scars resulting from injuries brought on by trauma, burns, or previous surgery can often be improved with a variety of options from laser to flaps and skin grafts. Tissue expansion is an advanced staged treatment for large defects of skin and soft tissues.

  • Pediatric Vascular Malformation

    Vascular malformations such as hemangiomas, hamartomas and red spots of the extremities, trunk, head and neck are evaluated and treated by our experienced pediatric surgeons. Medical as well as laser treatments and surgery at BMSCH are available to treat these blood vessel abnormalities.

  • Pediatric Hand Surgery

    Congenital and developmental hand abnormalities like extra fingers (polydactyly), webbed fingers (syndactyly) and absent fingers or toes can be treated and reconstructed. We also treat a variety of other congenital deformities, trauma, and tumors of the hand and extremities.

  • Facial Deformities of Childhood

    Medical conditions that affect your child’s face including cleft lip and palate abnormalities, deformities of the external ear, and craniosynostosis can have a significant impact on your child’s well-being and development. Some of these conditions affect the way your child looks (for example, cleft lip) and some conditions have functional effects (for example, cleft palate). We treat children of all age groups with myriad conditions using the most advanced and up-to-date techniques. In addition to congenital facial conditions we also treat pediatric facial fractures of the face, orbit and jaw. These are evaluated by our experts and then if necessary treated surgically to restore form and function.

  • Pediatric Breast Surgery

    Adolescents with developmental breast deformities like Poland’s Syndrome are evaluated at the proper age for breast reconstruction. In conjunction, treatment of the opposition normal breast is performed to optimize symmetry between the breasts. We also treat conditions in young men including gynecomastia.

More Information

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