Craniosynostosis Evaluation and Treatment

Craniosynostosis is a condition characterized by the premature fusion of one or more skull bones, leading to deformities and potential complications. At Channel Islands Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we specialize in the evaluation and treatment of craniosynostosis, providing comprehensive care to ensure optimal outcomes for our patients.

Understanding Craniosynostosis

During the first year of life, our skulls undergo significant growth to accommodate the developing brain. Premature fusion of skull bones can disrupt this growth process, leading to deformities and potentially impacting brain development. While craniosynostosis often occurs spontaneously, it can also be associated with genetic conditions.

Distinguishing Craniosynostosis from Positional Plagiocephaly

It’s essential to differentiate craniosynostosis from positional plagiocephaly, which can result from a baby repeatedly sleeping in the same position. While positional plagiocephaly does not involve premature fusion of skull bones, it can still lead to head shape abnormalities. X-rays and CT scans may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis and guide treatment planning.

Expert Evaluation and Treatment

Dr. Rivera, our fellowship-trained surgeon, specializes in pediatric craniofacial surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery. With extensive experience and expertise in this field, Dr. Rivera is dedicated to providing personalized care to children with craniosynostosis and related conditions.

Comprehensive Care for Your Child

If you’re concerned about craniosynostosis or positional plagiocephaly in your child, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our team. During your appointment, we will conduct a thorough evaluation, including a physical examination and imaging studies if necessary, to determine the most appropriate course of action.

Contact Us Today

Don’t wait to address your child’s craniofacial concerns. Contact Channel Islands Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rivera. Our compassionate team is here to support you and your child every step of the way, providing expert care and personalized treatment to promote optimal outcomes and long-term well-being.

Craniosynostosis Evaluation and Treatment

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