Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Paul's Story

Paul's Pediatric HealthSource Journey, Cleft Lip and Palate

When the Morgans adopted Paul, they were up for a challenge of parenting a child with special needs. They knew Nationwide Children's Hospital could provide comprehensive care so Paul will have every chance for success in life.

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700 Children's Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
Phone: (614) 722-6200


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Call (614) 722-6299 or (877) 722-6220

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Leadership

Richard E. Kirschner, MD, FAAP, FACS

Richard E. Kirschner, MD, FAAP, FACS
Chief, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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Nationwide Children's Hospital Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Maya Spaeth, MD, Named Co-Director of Hand, Microsurgery & Brachial Plexus Program

Pediacast Interview with Dr. Maya Spaeth

Pediacast with Dr. Mike features Dr. Maya Spaeth on the topics of microsurgery techniques, hand injuries, brachial plexus, and facial re-animation.

Pediacast with Dr. Mike Patrick

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Blake's Journey

Baby Blake had a whole team in place just for him, months before he entered the world. Diagnosed with spina bifida, Blake would need surgery within his first few days of life.

Blake's Journey Home

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Fast Facts

July 2013 – June 2014

Inpatient Discharges: 188
Observation and Outpatient-in-a-Bed Discharges: 131
Total Discharges: 319
Average Length of Stay*: 1.7
Average Daily Census*: 0.9
Patient Days*: 314
Total Surgical Procedures: 1,350
Inpatient Consults: 146
Orthodontic Treatment Program: 379
Plastic Surgery Clinic (All Locations): 3,860
Hemangioma/Vascular Malformation
(Plastics) Clinics: 818
Hemangioma/Vascular Malformation
(Dermatology) Clinics: 515
Cleft Lip and Palate Center: 1,646
Total: 7,218

*Excludes observation and outpatient-in-a-bed patients.

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Our team provides comprehensive care for all pediatric plastic surgical problems, including congenital anomalies (such as cleft lip/palate, hand abnormalities and breast deformities,) acute traumatic injuries, skin tumors (such as moles and cysts) and reconstruction following burns and other traumatic injuries.


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinics

General Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Outpatient Care Center, First Floor
555 S. 18th Street
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-6299

Cleft Lip and Palate Center
Outpatient Care Center, First Floor
555 S. 18th Street
Columbus, OH 43205

Center for Complex Craniofacial Disorders
Outpatient Care Center, First Floor
555 S. 18th Street
Columbus, OH 43205

Velopharyngeal Dysfunction Program
Outpatient Care Center, First Floor
555 S. 18th Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205

Hemangioma and Vascular Malformations Clinic
Outpatient Care Center, First Floor
555 S. 18th Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205

Hand, Microsurgery, and Brachial Plexus Program
Outpatient Care Center, First Floor
555 S. 18th Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205

22q Center
Outpatient Care Center, First Floor
555 S. 18th Street
Columbus, OH 43205
 

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department Highlights

Free On Demand "A Healthy You and 22q" Conference
For your convenience the 2013 conference sessions are now available on demand. We hope you find the content helpful, and we look forward to any questions you may have. View the conference sessions now.

The Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is led by Dr. Kirschner       
Richard E. Kirschner, MD, FACS, FAAP, is the chief of Plastic Surgery and director of the Cleft Lip and Palate-Craniofacial Center.

Dr. Kirschner is nationally recognized as a leading authority in cleft lip and palate, resonance disorders, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome and vascular malformations. He has been widely published in many leading professional publications and is actively involved in research and teaching. Learn more about Dr. Kirschner.

Welcome Center Services
The Welcome Center Services program is one of the only patient programs of its kind where the Sleep Well, Get Well program is made available to our patients traveling from outside of central Ohio. Learn more

Referral Information
To make a referral or schedule a consultation, please call (614) 722-6200 or (877) 722-6220 or make a referral online.
                                      

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fast Facts

July 11, 2011 - June 30, 2012

Inpatient Discharges: 282
Observation and Outpatient in a Bed Discharges: 35
Total Discharges: 317
Average Length of Stay*: 1.6
Average Daily Census*: 1.2
Total Patient Days*: 453

*Excludes observation and outpatient in a bed cases.

Total Surgical Procedures: 1,317
Inpatient Consults: 155
Cleft Lip/Craniofacial Clinic Visits: 1,529
Vascular Anomalies Clinic Visits: 804
Plastic Surgery Clinic Visits: 3,141
Westerville Close to HomeSM Center Plastic Surgery Clinic Visits: 81
Total Clinic Visits: 5,555

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Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000