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Pediatric plastic surgeons care for children with injuries, cleft or craniofacial anomalies and cosmetic concerns. Traumatic injuries such as burns and congenital anomalies can affect the normal function of the body, which may make certain tasks or activities difficult—or even impossible—for your child. In these cases, plastic surgery may be the best treatment option as it can improve or restore function as well as appearance.
The pediatric plastic surgeons at Riley at IU Health are committed to providing expert care from a compassionate team to help your child live a full and normal life. We offer the full spectrum of reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for acute and chronic conditions that may affect your child’s face, ears, nose, hands and other areas of the body. Children also receive expert plastic surgery care for skin conditions such as birthmarks and burns.
Your child may receive reconstructive plastic surgery to correct physical abnormalities or traumatic injuries or to improve body functions or give a more normal appearance. Our team provides well-recognized care for children with cleft and craniofacial anomalies through our Cleft & Craniofacial Anomalies Program. We also perform cosmetic plastic surgery, an elective procedure you may choose for your child if reshaping certain facial or body features could help improve appearance and self-image.
The Plastic Surgery Department at Riley at IU Health is home to a highly skilled team of board certified doctors who are specialty trained in pediatric plastic surgery. Your child's care team will also include 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. Specially trained nurses care for your child before, during and after surgery through recovery.
Our pediatric specialists provide patient- and family-centered care for most related conditions. The links below provide more specific information about some, but not all, of the conditions that we treat.
We offer a number of different Plastic Surgery 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 department.
Learn about the skills and specialties of our pediatric plastic surgeons and the family-centered care they provide.
The Plastic Surgery at Riley at IU Health provides the following forms for parents, healthcare providers and personnel. We have also curated relevant resources from other websites and provided links with brief descriptions of the information that is available.
View our Guide to Surgery to ease anxiety and prepare you and your child before surgery.
Creamos esta guía como un recurso para ayudarlo a comprender mejor nuestro proceso y para aliviar un poco la ansiedad que pueda estar experimentando.
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The pediatric plastic surgeons at Riley at IU Health work with you to provide advanced diagnosis and treatment for your patients. To refer a patient, please call 317.948.0345.
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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.