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Children’s Hospital New Orleans Craniofacial Center

Treating children with craniofacial abnormalities

The Children’s Hospital New Orleans Craniofacial Center (CHNOLACC) is comprised subspecialty, fellowship-trained staff, experienced in the complexities and care of infants, children and adolescents with cleft lip and craniofacial anomalies. We have the largest team of fellowship-trained craniofacial surgeons in the Gulf South. 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)

What is a craniofacial disorder?

Craniofacial disorders are abnormalities and deformities in the face or head. They affect the growth of the skull and can affect the patient’s appearance. They are often caused by birth deformities or injuries, but can also be caused by disease and trauma.