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Featured Clinic: Pediatric Microsurgery and Facial Reanimation Program

(From the June 2017 Issue of MedStat)

The Pediatric Microsurgery and Facial Reanimation Program at Nationwide Children's is a partnership between the Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery. This is one of the few programs in the country offering a collaborative, multidisciplinary team of experts in pediatric microsurgery. This relationship is a significant component to delivering best outcomes for our patients through integration of clinical, research and academic programs. The collaboration of the physician teams ensures that each child will receive the optimal care for their particular need.

Surgeons employ specialized techniques using operating microscopes to perform intricate operations on small blood vessels and nerves to restore form and function to children affected by trauma, cancer and congenital differences. Our surgeons are experienced in both the specialized care of children, as well as the most cutting edge techniques in microsurgery.

Specialized microsurgical techniques can be used to treat a variety of conditions including:

  • Facial nerve palsy that is due to congenital conditions such as Moebius syndrome, hemifacial microsomia or may be acquired as a result of tumors or trauma
  • Extremity conditions that may require free functional muscle transplantation or toe to hand transfers
  • Traumatic injuries requiring reconstruction
  • Oncologic reconstruction after tumor resection
  • Vascular malformations requiring complex reconstruction
  • Severe burn injuries requiring complex reconstruction

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