Craniofacial Anomalies

You aren’t alone in dealing with the challenges of having skull or facial deformity. Our team in the Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic at UMass Memorial Medical Center is available to help both children and adults.

Craniofacial Anomalies We Treat

We treat the following skull and facial deformities:

  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Craniofacial anomalies (irregularities) and syndromes
  • Facial clefts and tumors
  • Ear anomalies
  • Misalignment of the jaws
  • Misalignment of the eye sockets
  • Pierre Robin syndrome and anomalies
  • Post-traumatic deformities of the orbits, jaws and skull
  • Treacher-Collins syndrome
  • Congenital or acquired speech anomalies

Specialized Procedures

Specialized procedures we perform include:

  • Advanced surgical techniques
  • 3-D CT scans
  • Nasal endoscopy (to examine the interior of the nose and sinus)
  • Video fluoroscopy (to help diagnose swallowing disorders)
  • Hearing test before speech is developed
  • Cephalometrograms (side view X-ray of the face)
  • Long-term monitoring of facial growth, development and function

Our Highly Trained Team

Our highly trained team includes specialists from many areas that discuss your needs and develops a unified approach:

We also work closely with referring primary care physicians, dentists, speech and language therapists and other health care providers on follow-up care.

Resources

Cleft Palate Foundation (www.cleftline.org)
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (www.acpa-cpf.org)

Appointments: 855-UMASS-MD

Locations:

Children's Medical Center
University Campus, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Memorial Campus, 119 Belmont Street, Worcester, MA 01605

Children's Hospital Association 


The National Children's Study

Telephone: 508-334-5969 or 508-334-5942