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Craniofacial surgery is a specialist area of surgery managing conditions in the head and skull, including the eyes, face, jaws and teeth, the nose, throat, neck, and ears.
At Alder Hey our team treats congenital problems (i.e present at birth) with head and facial growth. This includes craniosynostosis (where the skull bones may grow in an abnormal way because the different bones of the skull fuse together) and craniofacial syndromes (where growth of both the head and face are affected by bone fusion).
The NHS has designated Alder Hey as one of only four hospitals in England and Wales who have the required infrastructure, expertise and experience to treat these rare conditions.
Other conditions present at birth include hemifacial microsomia and Treacher Collins syndrome which primarily affect the face, ears, jaws and teeth.
We also treat head and facial injuries, and other rare conditions like tumours and cysts
PCO - Dorota Weresinska and Natasha Gerrard – (0151) 282 4569
Because the head, face and jaws are in such a complicated area, there are a number of clinicians with different specialties who are involved with the Craniofacial team.
Some of those roles include:
We often work closely with other teams and specialists at Alder Hey who have experience of craniofacial conditions. For example:
Craniofacial Lead – Mr Chris Parks
Fax number: 0151 252 5018
Craniofacial Nurse Specialist Number: 0151 282 4608
Jane.firstname.lastname@example.org and Colette.email@example.com
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