Craniofacial conditions require a multidisciplinary care team that specializes in the complexities of these disorders. You’ll find this expertise — and more — at the Rush Craniofacial Center.
Craniofacial plastic surgeons, pediatric ENT specialists, speech pathologists and other clinicians at the center provide compassionate, comprehensive care to babies, children, teens and adults. They expertly treat congenital and acquired craniofacial disorders, including the following:
- Craniofacial syndromes (e.g., Apert, Crouzon, Pfeiffer)
- Cleft lip and cleft palate
- Hemifacial macrosomia
- Orthodontic and orthognathic anomalies
- Traumatic facial injuries
Clinicians in the center are committed to preserving and improving quality of life. They will work with you and each other on all facets of your or your child’s care — from evaluation and diagnosis to craniofacial surgery and symptom management.
The center also offers the following:
- Prenatal counseling for parents whose unborn babies have craniofacial anomalies.
- Coordinated prenatal care with high-risk OB/GYNs to determine a plan for delivery and neonatal surgery, if necessary.
- A plagiocephaly clinic that provides evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome), which typically includes helmet therapy.
- A craniofacial speech clinic provided by the Section of Communicative Disorders at Rush.
- Feeding and swallowing therapy for children with cleft lip and cleft palate.
Specialists in the Rush Craniofacial Center also collaborate with clinicians in the Pediatric Aerodigestive Program to provide coordinated, advanced care for complicated airway, swallowing and feeding disorders.