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Our Craniofacial team is one of the largest in the nation — and one of the most respected. That’s because our craniofacial specialists tailor a unique plan of care for every child we see, with an emphasis on providing all aspects of care to treat the whole child.
Our Craniofacial team are experts in diagnosing and treating craniosynostosis. Watch our video series to learn more about craniosynostosis at Seattle Children’s.
At Seattle Children's, we have the largest craniofacial team in the U.S., integrating 18 different specialties so that your child gets the best care possible.
On staff since June 1991
Meet the Craniofacial team.
On staff since September 2001
We have the specialized training to use nasoalveolar molding before cleft lip and palate surgery – a technique that may mean fewer surgeries.
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We have a great deal of experience caring for children with craniosynostosis. Each year we evaluate about 80 new children with craniosynostosis and perform about 90 surgeries to correct this condition.
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The collaboration between our research and clinical teams is bringing knowledge from the laboratory to the bedside in the form of improved procedures and better devices.
Learn more about the Center for Craniofacial Research
We’re dedicated to the care of children with craniofacial conditions. Our team of 48 providers from 19 specialties provides diagnosis and long-term management for children of all ages and developmental stages.
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Research teams with the Craniofacial Center work to find the causes of craniofacial conditions and develop new methods to prevent, diagnose and treat them.
Clinical and translational research takes discoveries made in the laboratory and translates them into therapies that people can actually use in daily life.
Our mission is to restore children's health after injury through repair, regeneration or replacement of tissues, cells and organs.
Our researchers are creating a future where doctors can use genetic information to identify, plan for and maybe even correct genetic defects while a child is still in utero.
We’re laying the foundation for innovative therapies that may prevent or cure neurological, neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders.
We are a national leader in treating all craniofacial conditions – from the simplest to the most complex.
We're on a quest to help families by identifying treatments for craniofacial microsomiat that work best.
Dr. Richard Hopper, a doctor at Seattle Children's Hospital, has developed a ground-breaking surgical technique to help kids ... cont.
Apert syndrome is a rare condition that occurs in one of 45,000 to 160,000 live births. For the children it affects, it’s very ... cont.
Dr.Richard Hopper, head of the craniofacial surgery center at Seattle Children’s Hospital, has developed a ground-breaking ... cont.
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Each year, hundreds of kids like Abigael receive the region’s most advanced pediatric care for head and face abnormalities from Children’s Craniofacial team. Your support makes it possible.
Seattle Children’s provides healthcare for the special needs of children regardless
of race, sex, creed, ethnicity or disability. Financial assistance for medically
necessary services is based on family income and hospital resources and is provided
to children under age 21 whose primary residence is in Washington, Alaska, Montana
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