Becoming a Patient of the Craniofacial Anomalies Program

Staff members from the Craniofacial Anomalies Program are ready to help you and your family at each stage of the diagnosis and treatment process.  Because of the complexity of these types of conditions, you should plan for your child's initial consultation to last anywhere from 2-3 hours from check-in to completion. Remember to bring along toys, books, and a snack for your child. You will also need to arrange for us to receive copies of your child’s medical records, including x-rays. If your child has had a CT or MRI at another hospital you will need to bring the actual disk with the images so our surgeons can review it for themselves.  Our nurse practitioner can work with you to answer any questions you have about this process. During the initial consultation, you should anticipate meeting with at least one, and probably several physicians. Our nurse practitioner will work with you and the rest of the clinical team to:

  • Discuss your child’s complete medical history, including information about previous surgical procedures; past and present medical conditions; and any medications your child is taking.
  • Review copies of your child's medical records, including x-rays.
  • Conduct a complete physical examination and provide a diagnosis.
  • Discuss treatment options recommended for your baby and establish a treatment plan.

Your child's growth and development will be followed by the specialists on the team to develop a treatment plan and perform necessary diagnostic studies, surgical procedures, and other treatment modalities. In most cases, children are seen every 1-2 years.

Take the next step

Schedule an appointment by calling us at 734-998-6022.