Complex Scalp Reconstruction

Overview

Head and neck deformities can occur for multiple reasons, including after accidents, infections, tumors, brain abnormalities, surgery or as a result of birth defects. There is no easy way to classify these abnormalities and each case is unique.

Treatment

Reconstruction is also highly specialized with multiple treatment options available, including reshaping of the skull, smoothing of deformities, placement of implants or movement of skin and muscle. The Neuroplastic Team was developed specifically for such complicated cases and specializes in the treatment of complex deformities of the face and skull.

Case Example

Before

After

Before image shows severe deformity of the skull of a child before surgical reconstruction.

Comprehensive Care Center

Neuroplastic Center

Team Care

We strongly believe that the best care for patients with craniofacial abnormalities is with a team approach. Before any procedure is decided on, our team of specialists will meet to discuss plans and offer the best option for every patient. Most complex surgeries are performed by both a neurosurgeon and a plastic surgeon, who work together to try to achieve the best possible result.

Our Team

Albert Woo, MD

Associate Professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Chief, Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Director, Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Konstantina A. Svokos, DO, MS

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics
Director, Fetal Neurosurgery
Co-Director, Neuroplastics

Petra M. Klinge, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery Division
Director, Center for CSF Disorders of the Brain and Spine

Neuroplastic Center
593 Eddy Street, APC6
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 444-3457
Fax: (401) 444-2788