When a child experiences a severe burn, it deeply affects his or her body, mind and spirit. You may wonder how to give your child hope for healing. The Burn Program at Riley Children's Health provides expert reconstructive plastic surgery for children with acute burn injuries or chronic conditions from previous burns. We treat first-, second-and third-degree burns, including chemical, fire, electrical and friction burns. Our team also performs cosmetic plastic surgery for burn injuries, reshaping affected facial and body features to help improve appearance and self-image.
The Riley Burn Program offers young burn survivors compassionate, skilled care and expertise. We are the region’s only dedicated pediatric burn program verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons. Our board-certified, specially trained pediatric burn plastic surgeons work with you and your child's primary care doctor to give your child real hope for recovery.
As a regional and national referral center for pediatric plastic surgery, our Plastic Surgery Department is known for its high-quality clinical care and experienced plastic surgeons. Your child’s care team includes experienced pediatric anesthesiologists and dedicated plastic surgery nurses. Our anesthesiologists ensure your child’s safety and comfort during surgery and provide pain management care after surgery. Our specially trained nurses and staff care for your child from your first visit through recovery after surgery. Knowing that your child is in caring, expert hands at the Riley Burn Program, you can have peace of mind.
Conditions & Services
We offer a number of different Burn services. Below are some, but not all, of the services that we provide. If you have a question about a specific service that is not listed here, please contact our program.
Learn about the skills and specialties of our pediatric plastic surgeons and the family-centered care they provide.
In addition to our primary hospital location at the Academic Health Center in Indianapolis, IN, we have convenient locations to better serve our communities throughout the state.
We provide multispecialty care for a number of conditions. Below are links to our related departments.
Two-year-old Gordy knows fire is dangerous, but he suffered serious burns when he tripped and fell into an extinguished campfire site. His parents want to spare others the pain he and they endured.Continue reading
Caitlin Dougherty teaches her patients an important life skill – how to find purpose amid pain.Continue reading
For Health Professionals
Riley Pediatric Plastic Surgeons work with you to provide advanced diagnosis and treatment for your patients. You can refer a patient and learn about our pediatric plastic surgery research and education programs.
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Riley Children's works with referring physicians in Indiana and beyond.Refer A Patient
A number of our pediatric plastic surgeons have served as president of various organizations, including the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Craniofacial Surgery and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. As faculty members of the Indiana University School of Medicine, they help train the next generation of pediatric plastic surgeons.