Craniofacial Surgery

Craniofacial Surgery involves treatment of facial differences in both children and adults. The most common etiologies include congenital malformations, traumatic deformities, and disfigurements after surgery for cancer. For patients with these facial differences, the physical and mental toll for themselves and their families can be profound.

Expertise in dealing with these disorders requires not only a fellowship-trained Craniofacial Surgeon, but also a competent, coordinated, multidisciplinary team approach that can help you through this difficult time. For over 27 years, the New York Group for Plastic Surgery has been there for our New York patients providing experienced, precision craniofacial surgery with a caring approach to patient care.

Members of the team typically include the Craniofacial Surgeon, Neurosurgeon, Otolaryngologist (ENT), Orthodontist, Opthalmologist, Speech Pathologist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Nurses, and Patient Coordinators. Input from each of these specialists helps to formulate a patient-specific treatment plan.

At New York Group for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jacobs is fellowship-trained at one of the top Craniofacial Center in the country (New York University Medical Center). Along with experts from the other relevant disciplines at Westchester Medical Center and the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, the Craniofacial Team at New York Group for Plastic Surgery offers world-cass treatment of facial differences.

In addition, we are one of the only centers in the country to be able to offer Virtual Surgical Planning of complex craniofacial reconstructions. It starts with a three-dimensional rendering of the patient’s craniofacial skeleton. In the virtual surgical environment, the facial anatomy can be manipulated in order to create the ideal reconstruction.

Customized, patient-specific surgical tools are then generated to help translate the virtual plan into reality. This exciting new technology allows precision planning and execution while shortening the operative time. Additionally, patients, as well as other treating physicians, are able to view the final reconstruction preoperatively.