Helping children look, feel and function their best

UW Health Kids plastic and reconstructive surgeons focus on the unique needs of children.

We treat conditions that affect kids’ appearance and ability to function. Sometimes these conditions are present at birth. Other times they develop or occur later in life. 

We know that any condition requiring plastic or reconstructive surgery can be scary for families. You can rest assured that our highly trained surgeons are experts in dealing with these conditions and treating children just like yours. 

We’ll help your child look, feel and function their best. At the same time, we’ll put you and your child at ease throughout the process.

Conditions and treatments

Giving kids a better quality of life

Our specialists help children get the care they need to have the best possible quality of life. When it’s time for surgery, we use the latest technology and treatments.

Conditions we treat 

We treat all types of congenital disabilities and traumatic injuries, including: 

Treatments and procedures 

We offer a full range of treatments and services for children needing plastic and reconstructive surgery.

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UW Health Kids
Our pediatric experts have served the special needs of children for more than 100 years. We focus on each child’s unique needs and offer social and emotional support to help you and your child face even the most complex condition. Our long history includes the creation of medical advances that save lives around the world. Together, we get your child back to health and enjoying being a kid.

Programs and research

Clinics created with your child’s needs in mind

We provide general care through our plastic and reconstructive surgery clinics. Our providers also care for children with unique needs through several specialty clinics.

Our clinics

Specialists in our Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Program evaluate and treat children with vascular tumors and blood vessels that have developed abnormally. We provide personalized care and work with a wide variety of specialists to help your child receive the best care.

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Our aerodigestive clinic treats children with many disorders, including disorders of the airway, lungs and digestive tract. Clinic staff also work with children who have health issues affecting their voice, sleep and feeding.

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Brachial plexus injuries involve a group of nerves that provide movement and feeling from your shoulder to your hand. This clinic treats problems that develop when the nerves are damaged during childbirth.

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Our Pediatric Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic focuses on facial abnormalities present at birth. We serve infants, children and teens.

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Craniosynostosis is a congenital anomaly that causes an abnormal head shape and may require surgical intervention. Plastic and reconstructive surgeons work closely with pediatric neurosurgeons in the Pediatric Craniosynostosis Clinic.

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Patient stories

Caring for kids like they are our own

We’re privileged to provide plastic and reconstructive surgery for children. We give kids the love and support they need to heal and have the best start to life. Here are a few of their stories.

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Patient story
Titus is a fighter and a winner

After multiple surgeries, Titus went from a baby who was failing to thrive because of a cleft palate and jaw deformity to a child with a much brighter future. His family felt like the hospital staff became their second family.

A child working with a speech language pathologist
Patient story
New reconstructive surgery helps Julia find her voice

Julia was born with a short soft palate in the roof her her mouth. The condition, called velopharyngeal insufficiency, made it difficult for others to understand her words. After it became clear speech therapy would not be enough, Julia underwent a relatively new procedure at UW Health that has boosted her communication and confidence.

Meet our team

Providing compassionate child and family-centered care

Our team includes skilled surgeons and advanced practice providers. We work closely with other UW Health Kids specialists when your child needs their expertise. Therapists, social workers and child life specialists also might help care for your child.

Our providers


Partnering with you to make your child’s life easier

We serve children and their families from these locations:

Related services

Additional services we offer

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