Congenital Facial Abnormalities
Congenital deformities that affect the face and upper and lower jaws may include Apert, Crouzon, Treacher-Collins, Pierre Robin Complex and hemifacial microsomia syndromes, among other disorders. Treatment initially focuses on the ability to breathe and eat normally. Surgical treatment is usually delayed until adolescence in some patients with mild deformities. Recently, distraction osteogenesis has been used to treat patients at an earlier age.
University of Texas Health Science Center Professional Building
6410 Fannin, Suite 950
Houston, Texas 77030
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Clinic: (832) 325-7234
Texas Cleft-Craniofacial Team: (713) 500-7302
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday except major holidays)