The best care

Our craniofacial program is one of the largest of its kind and is a leading center in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. We specialize in both in rare and common syndromes such as:

  • Apert syndrome and Crouzon syndrome and other genetic disorders that affect growth of the skull and face.

  • Craniosynostosis where the sutures and plates of the skull fuse too early.

  • Cleft lip and cleft palate where there is an opening in the lip and/or roof of the mouth.

  • Encephaloceles where tissue protrudes through openings in the skull.

Why Choose the Comprehensive Craniofacial Institute at Hackensack?

  • Internationally recognized care: Our collection of specialists are highly regarded for their multidisciplinary approach and extraordinary care of your child. Our experts include:

    • Pediatric neurosurgery

    • Pediatric plastic surgery

    • Pediatric otolaryngology (ENT),

    • Pediatric Genetics

    • Pediatric Dentistry

    • Oral and Maxillofacial surgery (OMFS, face and jaw)

    • Speech pathology

    • Occupational and Physical Therapy

    • Pediatrics

    • Occuloplastics (Eye)

    • Pediatric Vascular Surgery

    • Psychology

    • Social Workers

  • Surgical expertise: Our world-renowned team of experts perform surgeries using the latest and most advanced minimally invasive techniques whenever possible. These treatments help your child recover with less time in the hospital and with minimal scarring.

  • Research and innovation: Our surgeons continue to be recognized for their extensive research efforts in craniofacial surgery.

  • Customized treatment: We take a family-centered approach so that your family is involved in each step of your child's care. Our team develops a comprehensive plan, one that addresses your child's physical, emotional and social needs.

  • Team approach: Our multidisciplinary clinics help limit the number of appointments your family needs to schedule. Our goal is to make your visit as easy as possible so that your family can get the time and information you need.