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Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery

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Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery

Those moments after a child is born are precious. As a parent, you've been waiting to meet your perfect little bundle of joy. If your baby has a craniofacial or cleft condition, those first moments can be scary and emotional.

The craniofacial and cleft team here at Cook Children’s understands your concerns. Cook Children's craniofacial and cleft surgical team specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery for children with face, head and neck conditions that they are born with, or may acquire later due to traumatic injury, disease or developmental disorder.

We’re here to help you learn about your child’s condition and the treatment options that can help your child have a bright future.

Choosing Cook Children's

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Focus on your child

When you choose Cook Children’s, you get more than a kid-friendly specialty, you get a kid-only specialty. Plus, you'll have access to an entire network of care designed to support you, your child and your family throughout your child’s care.

Care for the whole child

Craniofacial conditions can sometimes have other related conditions that. The Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery program enlists the talents of:

The program works together with other specialties to care for the unique issues of each patient.

Beyond our specialties

But our network goes well beyond our specialties. Cook Children's offers a wide array of parent and family support programs, including Child Life, Social Services, language and translation services, family health librarians, to name a few. All so you can focus on the one thing that matters most, your child.

Conditions we treat

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Cleft lip and palate

Abnormalities of the skull

Abnormalities of the orbits and midface

Abnormalities of the jaws


Ear deformities

Vascular lesions

Named syndromes

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