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Patient Care Services

The Craniofacial Center is a world class, state-of-the-art, patient-friendly facility offering many treatment options. It is part of the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, a teaching and research institution with the largest medical school in the country. The comprehensive multi-disciplinary team at The Craniofacial Center has access to the most up-to-date diagnostic and treatment options available. The Center is fully computerized and makes use of digital equipment and computer software for patient evaluation, planning, and treatment in surgery, prosthetics, speech, and audiology.

Patients are referred to The Craniofacial Center to be seen by our team of specialists. They may present with many different conditions, among these are:

  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Craniofacial Syndromes (Apert's, Crouzon's, Treacher Collins, Pfeiffer's)
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Facial Clefts
  • Giant Nevi
  • Head and Neck Tumors
  • Hemifacial Microsomia
  • Micrognathia and other jaw deformities
  • Microtia
  • Oral Tumors
  • Pierre Robin Sequence
  • Traumatic Craniofacial Injuries
  • Vascular Malformations

Your first visit will include a comprehensive evaluation by our team of medical and dental specialists and allied health professionals. This visit involves a physical examination, 2 and 3 dimensional digital x-rays and photographs and other necessary tests such as speech and hearing. The team then meets in conference to develop both a short and long term care plan. These treatment plans are then presented to the patient and family and their referring doctor.