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

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
Main Campus
700 Children's Drive
Suite T5E
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-6299

Cleft Lip and Palate Center
Main Campus
700 Children's Drive
Suite T5E
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 962-6366

Center for Complex Craniofacial Disorders
Main Campus
700 Children's Drive
Suite T5E
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-6299

Craniofacial Orthodontic Treatment Program
Main Campus
700 Children's Drive
Suite T5D
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-6299

Velopharyngeal Dysfunction Program
Main Campus
700 Children's Drive
Suite T5E
Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-6299

Hemangioma and Vascular Malformations Clinic
Main Campus
700 Children's Drive
Suite T5E
Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-6299

Hand Program
Main Campus
700 Children's Drive
Suite T5E
Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-HAND (4263)

Microsurgery, and Brachial Plexus Program
Main Campus
700 Children's Drive
Suite T5E
Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-6299
 

22q Center
Main Campus
700 Children's Drive
Suite T5E
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 962-6373

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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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 2014 – June 2015

Inpatient Discharges: 206
Observation and Outpatient-in-a-Bed Discharges: 126
Total Discharges: 332
Average Length of Stay*: 1.8
Average Daily Census*: 1.0
Patient Days*: 363
Total Surgical Procedures: 1,350
Inpatient Consults: 52
Ortho Center Plastic Surgery Clinic Visits: 112
Orthodontic Treatment Program: 813
Cleft Lip/Craniofacial Clinic Visits: 1,706
Hemangioma/Vascular Malformation (Dermatology) Clinic Visits: 561
Plastic Surgery Clinic Visits: 3,347
Westerville Plastic Surgery Clinic Visits: 984
Total Plastic Surgery Clinic Visits: 6,598

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

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700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000