Pediatric craniofacial care in Indiana
If your child needs specialty care for a facial abnormality or traumatic injury to their jaw, face or skull, talk to a craniofacial specialist at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent - Pediatric Plastic Surgery Care. Craniofacial specialists and plastic surgeons start by listening to you and answering your questions – big and small. Whether you are taking your child to their first appointment or looking for a second opinion, we’re here for your family. Your child’s doctor takes the time to explain your child’s diagnosis and discuss their treatment options. Together, we create a surgical care plan that is right for your child and your family.
Pediatric surgeons deliver care for:
- Cleft lip and palate
- Craniosynostosis (when a baby’s skull bones connect too early)
- Ear abnormality
- Hemangioma (bright red birthmark)
- Jaw or facial abnormality
- Plagiocephaly (flat spot on a baby’s head)
- Polydactyly and syndactyly (extra or webbed fingers and toes)
- Skin lesion, mole and cyst
- Vascular malformation (birthmark or growth caused by blood vessels)
Your child’s multispecialty care team connects the dots for all your child’s care, including additional imaging, labs, referrals to other pediatric specialists, therapy and more.
Pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery
To help deliver highly advanced and specialized craniofacial care, your child’s care team may include many different specialists. Your child’s care team provides all the care your child needs – from diagnosis through recovery and beyond.
Cleft lip and palate care - Your child’s cleft lip and palate care team includes a craniofacial plastic surgeon; craniofacial orthodontist; specialized dentist; ear, nose and throat doctors; speech therapist; pediatric oral surgeon; and geneticists (doctors who specialize in genetics). By working together, we deliver comprehensive care for children with cleft lip and cleft palate.
Reconstructive plastic surgery - Our pediatric plastic surgeons deliver personalized care for children with cleft lip and palate, skin lesions, and congenital anomalies. Your child’s doctor will take the time to explain your child’s procedure, what to expect and how to care for your child after surgery. Together, we create a surgery and follow-up care plan that is right for your child and family.
Craniofacial care - The craniofacial care team includes a craniofacial plastic surgeon, pediatric neurosurgeon, and a craniofacial orthodontist. If your child has a condition that affects their head shape, such as positional plagiocephaly, we create a care plan that fits your child’s needs. This includes therapy, helmet fittings and education for you and your family.
Get a second opinion from a pediatric reconstructive surgeon
There’s a lot to think about when you find out your child needs reconstructive surgery. Getting a second opinion not only provides more information about your child’s condition, but it may also increase your confidence in your child’s care plan.
If you’re looking for help with a second opinion, Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent is here for you. We connect you with specialists who are right for your child and your family.
Refer a patient to a pediatric craniofacial specialist
Your patients can expect compassionate, personalized care from the moment our specialists connect with them. Our pediatric specialists start by listening to fully understand their needs and create an individualized care plan. To make a doctor referral, please call 317-338-6713.
If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go to the nearest ER or call 911.