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:
Brachial plexus injuries
Breast hypertrophy (reduction)
Hand and upper extremity deformities and injuries
Traumatic injuries of the leg and foot
Trunk and abdominal wall anomalies
Treatments and procedures
We offer a full range of treatments and services for children needing plastic and reconstructive surgery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Pediatric Cleft and Craniofacial Anomalies Clinic focuses on facial abnormalities present at birth. We serve infants, children and teens.
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.
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.
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.
Emilio was diagnosed with craniosynostosis. This is a condition in which the bones of an infant’s skull join together earlier than they should. It puts kids at risk for brain damage and developmental delays. UW Health Kids experts joined forces to give Emilio the treatment he needed.
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.
Partnering with you to make your child’s life easier
We serve children and their families from these locations:
Additional services we offer
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