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Craniofacial Center

We offer expert surgical and medical treatment of craniofacial disorders in adults and children.

NYU Langone’s Craniofacial Center offers a team of doctors, nurses, dentists, therapists, and counselors in multiple medical and surgical specialties who offer skilled and compassionate care to adults and children who have craniofacial conditions or head and neck cancers.

Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez and Team Examine Patient

Team members provide surgery to repair facial differences that are a result of congenital disorders, trauma, or previous surgery. We also perform reconstructive surgery after treatment for head and neck cancers.

Treatment of craniofacial disorders is complex and requires a collaborative approach. Our experts meet regularly to evaluate each patient and his or her medical history. We review photographs and test results, and collaborate to design treatment plans. The vast combined experience of our specialists ensures that treatment plans are personalized for every patient we see.

Speech-Language Pathologist with Pediatric Patient

We also work closely with our colleagues in psychology, speech therapy, and social work to help patients and families deal with all aspects of treatment.

Pediatric Services

Our specialized pediatric team provides comprehensive surgical, medical, dental, and psychosocial treatment for infants and children who have congenital or acquired craniofacial conditions. We follow our patients at every stage, from infancy into young adulthood, until completion of their facial growth and final treatment. We always consider and incorporate the complex needs of both the child and their family into the care plan.

Margy Maroutsis with Nasoalveolar Molding Device

Margy Maroutsis instructs a parent on the taping of a nasoalveolar molding device.

Comprehensive care is provided to children with:

  • craniofacial microsomia, also known as hemifacial microsomia
  • deformational plagiocephaly
  • Goldenhar syndrome, Robin sequence—also called Pierre Robin sequence—and facial clefts
  • nonsyndromic craniosynostosis (coronal, sagittal, metopic, lambdoid)
  • syndromic craniosynostosis (Apert, Crouzon, Pfeiffer, Saethre-Chotzen, craniofrontonasal dysplasia)
  • Treacher Collins and Nager syndromes

Dental Services

Our office has an ultra-modern facility of six dental operating rooms equipped with digital radiography and advanced three-dimensional cone beam CT scanning capabilities.

Our craniofacial dental team focuses on the treatment of adults and children with craniofacial, cleft lip, and cleft palate conditions. Dentists, physicians, surgeons, and other members of our teams collaborate to design a care plan to achieve excellent treatment outcomes.

Drs. Jamie P. Levine and David L. Hirsch with Pediatric Patient

Surgeons Dr. Jamie P. Levine and Dr. David L. Hirsch examine a pediatric patient.

The craniofacial orthodontists on the team monitor the growth and development of the jaws and teeth from birth to adulthood. Our orthodontists provide all phases of treatment for children and adults born with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial conditions. The timing of orthodontic care is closely coordinated with the surgical team.

Our Team

The treatment of craniofacial disorders and head and neck cancer reconstructive surgery is complex and requires a team approach. Our specialists work closely together to provide outstanding results and compassionate care.

Meet Our Doctors