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Center for Craniofacial Anomalies

The goal of the Craniofacial Program at Arkansas Children's Hospital is to ensure that care is provided in a coordinated, consistent manner with the proper sequencing of evaluations and treatments within the framework of the patient's overall developmental, medical, and psychological needs.

Our multidisciplinary Craniofacial team is nationally recognized for meeting the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) standards of care and are held accountable to national rules and regulations.

The ACPA standards essential to the quality of care, regardless of the specific type of craniofacial disorder include:

  • Team Composition
  • Team Management and Responsibilities
  • Patient and Family/Caregiver Communication
  • Cultural Competence
  • Psychological and Social Services
  • Outcomes Assessment

Care Provided

  • Diagnosis, evaluation and treatment for children with a variety of craniofacial deformities and malformations
  • The craniofacial team consists of a pediatric neurosurgeon and a craniofacial plastic surgeon
  • A craniofacial orthodontist, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and otolaryngologist, a geneticist, a prosthetist, and orthotist, a speech/language pathologist and child life specialists are available on the ACH campus for consultations
  • Cranio-maxillo-facial surgery; including surgery for Craniosynostosis and other cranial conditions (with neurosurgery).
  • Orthognathic Surgery (with oral surgery and orthodontics) Cleft lip and palate surgery (with ENT)
  • General Reconstructive Surgery (with pediatric surgery, burn, orthopedics, dermatology, ophthalmology, and genetics
  • Multidisciplinary cleft- and craniofacial team clinics
  • Coordinating the 1st Annual Craniofacial Camp Laughter (fully funded)
  • Facial trauma surgery
  • Plastic Surgery on call (every other week, i.e. 15-16 days per month)

Contact Us

To make an appointment, please call 501-364-4000.

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Arkansas Children's Hospital
1 Children's Way
Little Rock, AR 72202-3591

Appointments: 364-4000

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