The Paediatric Plastic Surgery Clinic is a state-of-the-art facility led by one among the very few paediatric plastic surgeons in the UAE. Services offered include complex craniomaxillofacial reconstruction, craniofacial distraction, craniosynostosis (endoscopic and open calvarial remodelling), facial fractures and trauma, cleft lip and palate surgery, paediatric plastic surgery, ear and nose reconstruction, facial palsy reanimation surgery, and oculo-plastic surgery. The service also includes congenital hand surgery, brachial plexus surgery, nerve transfers and reconstruction, reconstruction following burns.
Our Consultant Surgeon specializes in the correction of skull shape abnormalities, including craniosynostosis, congenital and acquired dysmorphic craniofacial abnormalities, and jaw abnormalities.
Cleft lip and palate surgery
The Plastic Surgery Clinic looks at conditions related to orofacial clefting, including that of the lips, palate, and jaws. The Clinic works in coordination with other services in the hospital to ensure children with cleft lip and palate receive optimum care and rehabilitation.
Facial Palsy Reanimation Surgery
Facial palsy generally refers to weakness of the facial muscles, mainly resulting from temporary or permanent damage to the facial nerve. When a facial nerve is either non-functioning or missing, the muscles in the face do not receive the necessary signals in order to function properly. This results in paralysis of the affected part of the face, which can affect movement of the eye(s) and/or the mouth, as well as other areas. With the help of surgery, we are able to help children with facial palsy improve the appearance and symmetry of the face.
Oculoplastic surgery includes a wide variety of surgical procedures that deal with the orbit (eye socket), eyelids, tear ducts, and the face. It also deals with the reconstruction of the eye and associated structures.
Congenital hand surgery
Congenital anomalies are deformities that are present at birth. Any type of deformity in a newborn can become a challenge for the child as he or she grows. The degree of deformity varies from a minor deformity, such as unequal fingers, to a severe deformity, such as total absence of a bone. Our surgeon can advise on the best mode of treatment including reconstructive surgery and the use of prosthetic devices to increase function.
Brachial plexus surgery
The brachial plexus is a complex network of nerves between the neck and shoulders. These nerves control muscle function in the chest, shoulder, arms, and hands, as well as sensation in the upper limbs. In a brachial plexus injury, infants and children lose muscle function or suffer paralysis of the upper arm. A brachial plexus surgery helps children overcome the effects of the injury depending on the severity and how quickly the surgery is done.
Reconstructive burn surgery
Although reconstructive burn surgery will not be able to remove a child's burn scars entirely, it will help improve basic functions and make scars less noticeable. Scarring can limit the normal motion of the neck, shoulder, hands, or legs. Surgery can help release this contracture and assist patients regain a range of motion. Facial scarring that leads to problems with the eyelids, lips, nose, or hair loss can also be helped with reconstructive burn surgery.