Apert Syndrome | Treatments

What are the treatment options for Apert syndrome?

Most children with Apert syndrome will require numerous operations into their adolescence and early adulthood. Your child may need surgeries to:

  • reshape the skull
  • improve the upper airway, which may be partly blocked
  • correct eye problems
  • address dental problems
  • separate webbed fingers or toes
Our doctors have significant expertise in:
  • minimally invasive techniques and helmet therapy to reduce your child’s skull shape deformity
  • midfacial advancement (also known as Le Fort III procedures) to bring the middle part of your child’s face forward, opening up the airway and protecting the prominent eyes
  • treating airway obstruction
  • jaw surgery, combined with orthodontic therapy, to help correct the bite and improve jaw appearance and function
  • complex operations to separate and straighten fingers and toes
Whenever possible, our doctors perform safe and advanced treatments of the face and skull early in a child’s life in order to give the brain adequate room to grow and to minimize the risk of brain injury.