Craniofacial Program | Craniofacial Treatment and Care

Our treatment of craniofacial conditions at Boston Children’s Hospital is more than just medical and surgical care—it's about providing lasting emotional and educational support and creating the best possible future for your child. Our team will provide you with a customized treatment plan that meets all your child's needs, supporting you and your family throughout your entire journey.

Boston Children’s offers a full spectrum of treatments and therapies for conditions of the face and skull, including:

  • Advanced surgical procedures to reshape the skull, realign the jaw and allow for proper brain growth
  • Facial reanimation programs to repair facial nerve palsy and paralysis
  • Minimally invasive therapies that result in less scarring and shorter recovery times
  • The latest diagnostic and surgical techniques to decrease the total number of procedures your child must undergo

Learn more about our advanced approaches to craniofacial conditions and treatments.

World Class Treatment for Craniofacial Conditions at Boston Children’s Hospital

Families come to Boston Children’s from around the world for our:

  • Experience: Our team specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of rare craniofacial conditions and cares for hundreds of patients each year. Our veteran surgeons are pioneers in their field and have led the way in craniofacial care for decades. The Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery at Boston Children’s is one of the largest and most experienced pediatric plastic and oral surgery centers anywhere in the world.
  • Reputation: U.S.News & World Report continuously ranks Boston Children’s #1 in neurosurgery—as well as the nation’s #1 pediatric hospital overall.
  • Collaboration: Our specialists work closely with each other, as well as with local care providers, other programs and with families—including those who travel great distances. We involve you at every step of the treatment plan.
  • Safety and quality measures: Our doctors adhere to the highest standards of quality and safety in all clinical areas. As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, we regularly collect feedback from our patients and families.
  • Innovations: World-class care at Boston Children’s is made possible by the advanced tools, technologies and approaches that set us apart, including:
    • 3-D printing and modeling to assist reconstructive surgical procedures
    • Craniofacial orthodontics to address speech problems and jaw irregularities
    • Genetic analysis to help you make informed medical and personal decisions
    • High resolution and 3-D imaging, including a unique combination of imaging tools that allows patients to see what they will look like after orthognathic (jaw) surgery
    • Facial reanimation to treat facial paralysis
    • Microsurgery for congenital hand anomalies that accompany some craniofacial conditions

Boston Children’s Team Approach to Treating Craniofacial Conditions

Experience has shown that a collaborative, team approach provides the best results for children with craniofacial conditions. Our team of experts offers the very best surgical and non-surgical treatment for children with congenital or acquired skull abnormalities.

Your child’s treatment plan may include:

  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Oral surgery
  • Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat)
  • Dentistry and orthodontics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Speech therapy
  • Genetics
  • Social work
  • Occupational and physical therapy

Meet our craniofacial team.

Related Clinical Services

The team dedicated to your child’s treatment and wellbeing may include specialists from any or all of the following departments at Boston Children’s:

Make an Appointment

For an appointment, more information or to obtain a second opinion for your child, please call us at 617-355-6309 or email

International Patients

For families residing outside of the United States, please call Boston Children's International Health Services at 1-617-355-5209.