Endoscopic treatment for craniosynostosis is a newer technique that offers an excellent alternative to traditional open cranial vault remodeling. Instead of a large incision across the scalp, only one or two small 1-inch incisions are necessary for the surgery. The abnormally fused strip of bone is then removed with the guidance of a camera. Reshaping then takes place over several months with the use of a molding helmet. This procedure is available for all forms of craniosynostosis, including sagittal, metopic, coronal, and lambdoid synostosis.
Benefits of Endoscopic Surgery
Benefits include much shorter scars, decreased time in the hospital and a much lower need for blood transfusions. However, this procedure is ideally performed in children who are 4 months of age or younger. Those who cannot have the endoscopic procedure can still receive open repair.
An Experienced Team of Specialists
Our craniofacial team is one of the most experienced in the nation with the endoscopic technique, with multiple scientific articles and international presentations on this subject.
We also strongly believe that the best treatment for children with craniofacial abnormalities is with a team approach, so every operation is performed by both a neurosurgeon and a plastic surgeon, rather than just a single specialist. We feel that this offers the best treatment possible for your child.
Safety is of the utmost importance to our doctors. Our team is proud of their outstanding safety record, which is among the best in the country.
Comprehensive Care Center
Our Craniofacial Team
Before image shows a triangular head shape from metopic synostosis. After image taken 1 year after surgery and molding helmet therapy.
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Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 444-3457
Fax: (401) 444-2788