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Patient Care Services

The UI Health Craniofacial Center is a state-of-the-art, patient-friendly facility offering many treatment options. As part of UI Health, a teaching and research institution with the largest medical school in the country, our multidisciplinary team has access to the most up-to-date diagnostic and treatment options available. The Craniofacial 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 that are referred to our center to be seen by our team of specialists may have any of the following conditions:

  • 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 healthcare professionals. This visit involves a physical examination and 2- and 3-dimensional digital X-rays and photographs, among other tests. 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.