Craniofacial surgery

Craniofacial surgery treats the following conditions:

  • Craniosynostosis including Crouzon syndrome, Pfeiffer syndrome, Apert syndrome, Muenke syndrome and many others
  • Jaw deformity requiring orthognathic surgery such as Goldenhar syndrome, Treacher Collins syndrome, craniofacial microsomia, long face syndrome, Beckwidth-Wiedemann syndrome and others
  • Microtia and all types of congenital ear deformities (prominent ears, cryptotia, cupped ears, Stahl's ear)
  • Skull and orbit (eye socket) deformities including encephaloceles, craniofrontal orbital dysplasia and orbital hypertelorism
  • Tumors of the skull bone and orbits: fibrous dysplasia, meningocele, ameloblastomas, odontogenic keratocyst and others
  • Jaw deformities caused by cleft lip and palate and other complex Tessier facial clefts
  • Anotia and microphthalmia
  • Eyelid ptosis
  • And many other conditions
Procedures performed at the Atlantic Center include:

  • Open craniosynostosis repair
  • Endoscopic craniosynostosis repair
  • Skull distraction
  • Orthognathic (jaw correction) procedures
  • Mandibular and maxillary distraction
  • Le Fort procedures
  • Monoblock procedures
  • Facial tumors including fibrous dysplasia
  • Ear reconstruction for microtia
  • Ear procedures including otoplasty and keloid scar removal
  • Bollard plates, piriform plates and non-osteotomy facial reconstruction

Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP) Orthognathics

Virtual Surgical Planning provides data in order to accurately plan surgery in a computerized, digital atmosphere, with customized 3D printed surgical tools and guides. Then takes both of the VSP knowledge and surgical tools to the physical surgical operation with the results of advanced outcomes. It is a more precise, automatically based surgical simulation method. 

Dr. Eric Stelnicki, M.D., is the first craniofacial surgeon to use VSP Orthognathics in the state of Florida for treatment of complex jaw deformities related to craniofacial disorders, while the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital is the first Craniofacial Center to use VSP computer-generated modeling plates. Notably, he is also the pioneer of this Craniofacial Center. 

The patient's that Dr. Stelnicki performed jaw surgery on with VSP Orthognathics were all diagnosed with Craniofacial Microsomia (CFM), also known as Hemifacial Microsomia. CFM describes a vast array of abnormalities that affect the skull's development before birth. Individuals with this possess a facial anatomy of reduced growth, resulting in various degrees of craniofacial asymmetry that only progresses over time.

Does your child have a facial or skull malformation? Turn to the craniomaxillofacial experts at the Atlantic Center of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery. Request an appointment online or call our office today.

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