The Division of Plastic Surgery at the Montreal Children’s Hospital brings together a team of surgeons who are specialized in treating conditions that affect a child’s face and skull (craniomaxillofacial deformities), neck, thorax, hands, and skin.
The Division places a great emphasis on teaching and training future plastic surgeons, including a craniofacial surgery fellow (international fellowship). Due to the diverse medical needs of many of our patients, our team is closely linked with many other departments and services throughout the hospital, including neurosurgeons, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists, dentists, general practitioners, nurses, audiologists, speech language pathologists, psychologists and social workers, among others.
The H.B. Williams Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery Unit: A large comprehensive multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals and medical specialists focused on the care of complex craniomaxillofacial (pertaining to the skull and face) deformities as well as children born with cleft lip and/or palates.
Treatments include procedures for craniofacial deformities such as syndromic and non-syndromic craniosynostoses, distraction osteogenesis (including neonatal and Robin Sequence), cleft lip and palate repair. Dr. Mirko Gilardino is the Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Team at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. Dr. Sabrina Cugno is the other full-time plastic surgeon who specializes in cleft lip/palate, ear reconstruction, burn and general pediatric plastic surgery.
Complex congenital hand and brachial plexus: Specialized hand plastic surgeons Dr. Teanoosh Zadeh and Dr. Stephanie Thibodeau provide comprehensive care along with our team of therapists for these diagnoses.