Craniofacial Center

The Children’s Hospital of New Orleans Craniofacial Center (CHNOLACC) comprises sub-specially, fellowship-trained staff experienced in the complexities of the care for infants, children and adolescents with cleft lip and craniofacial anomalies. We have the largest team of fellowship-trained craniofacial surgeons in the Gulf South, if not the country. This multidisciplinary team approach ensures that all healthcare providers work together to implement a single, coordinated treatment plan for each child. The plan is shared with the family, the child’s pediatrician and all other pertinent providers.

Management expertise includes, but is not limited to:

  • Apert syndrome
  • Cleft lip
  • Cleft palate
  • Craniofacial anomalies
  • Craniosynostosis (fused skull, abnormal head shape, abnormal skull sutures)
  • Crouzon
  • DiGeorge syndrome (22q deletion)
  • FAV spectrum
  • Hemifacial microsomia
  • Hypernasality
  • Malocclusion
  • Microtia
  • Micrognathia
  • Pierre-Robin
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Saethre-Chotzen
  • Stickler’s syndrome
  • Treacher-Collins
  • Van der Woude syndrome
  • Velopharyngeal insufficiency
  • Velocardiofacial syndrome (also called VCF)
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