Pediatric plastic surgery
Our pediatric plastic surgeons have extensive experience treating the full spectrum of plastic surgical problems in pediatric and adolescent patients — from the common to the extremely rare. Our surgical specialists have an exceptional breadth of expertise dedicated to meeting the needs of this unique patient population. If your child needs surgery to correct a deformity caused by a birth defect, injury, illness, or tumor, our pediatric plastic surgeons have the experience and qualifications to provide treatment.
At UC Davis Children’s Hospital, our pediatric plastic surgery physicians and staff play vital roles in correcting facial and other disfigurements for neonates, infants, and children — along with teens and some adults — with congenital or acquired disorders. Surgeons also work with the hospital’s trauma unit to help kids who have been victims of serious injuries.
UC Davis pediatric plastic surgeons provide treatment for:
- Birth defects of the face and skull (cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis)
- Birth defects of the ear (protruding or absent ear)
- Birth defects of the chest and limbs (misshapen breasts, webbed fingers)
- Hand surgery for such congenital conditions as absent or extra digits or for repair of tendons, nerves, and fractures
- Injuries to the head, face, hands, arms, and legs
- Nasal deformity, congenital or traumatic, and rhinoplasty
- Birthmarks and scars
- Blood vessel malformations that affect the arteries, the veins, and the lymphatics
- Breast or chest abnormalities
- Facial paralysis
- Jaw deformities
- Major skin and/or soft tissue defects
- Reconstructive surgery of burn deformities
- Tumors of the head and neck
Our multidisciplinary teams of pediatric specialists provide optimal, coordinated care for children with particular types of disorders. The physicians and specialists of our interdisciplinary team provide high quality care to patients, as well as ongoing support to their families because it is more than medical and surgical care: It's also about lasting emotional and educational support to create the best possible outcome for every child and family.
Clinical professor Granger B. Wong, who is fellowship trained in pediatric plastic surgery as well as being both a dentist and M.D., has a distinct perspective on managing congenital anomalies. His clinical practice includes pediatric plastic surgery, particularly surgery to correct such congenital craniofacial anomalies as cleft lip and palate.