Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Other Conditions Treated by Pediatric Plastic Surgeons
Conditions Treated by Pediatric Plastic Surgeons in Burlington, VT
Pediatric Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery at Vermont Children's Hospital offer treatment for a range of conditions. In addition to cleft lip palate, we diagnose and treat conditions such as:
While many birthmarks are harmless, others need to be treated for cosmetic or medical reasons. We perform a variety of plastic surgery techniques to treat birthmarks, from simple excision to serial excision, which involves removing sections of the birthmark over time. We are also experienced in tissue expansion to treat birthmarks.
Hemangiomas and Vascular Anomalies
A hemangioma is one of the most common birthmarks, usually appearing as a bright red patch on the skin. It grows during the first year of life, and then often will shrink and completely disappear by early school age. Our plastic surgeons treat these conditions with observation or early surgical excision if needed.
Congenital Hand Anomalies
Congenital hand anomalies refer to physical differences in the hands that are present at birth. Two of the most common of these are syndactyly (webbed fingers) and polydactyly (extra fingers) At the Vermont Children's Hospital, we treat children with hand anomalies, offering surgery to improve the hand's function and physical appearance when possible.
Our plastic surgeons work with pediatric neurosurgeons at Fletcher Allen to treat infants with craniosynostosis, a birth defect that causes the skull to close prematurely before the brain is fully formed. While mild cases of the condition may not require treatment, infants with more severe cases or underlying conditions require surgery to separate the fused bones and remodel the shape of the cranium.
Prominent ears or too large ears are conditions that are present at birth. Children and families may decide to have surgery to improve the shape or position of the ear. We treat children with this condition and perform otoplasty, sometimes referred to as ear pinning, to correct the size or placement of the ear. Typically this procedure is performed on children 7 years or older.