Several of the physicians at Richmond Plastic Surgeons perform plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures for children of all ages. From treatment of cleft lip and palate to complex craniofacial procedures to the management of congenital moles and vascular lesions, our surgeons have extensive experience and specialized training to offer the most up-to-date techniques for your child. Surgery, if required, is performed at one of the large community hospitals in Richmond with board certified anesthesiologists and all of the resources and pediatric specialists to give the care young patients require.
Dr. Isaac Wornom has more than twenty years of experience providing care to children with cleft lip and cleft palate, as well as other more complex craniofacial conditions, in Virginia and the surrounding states. He is a past-president of the American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association, the largest and most distinguished professional society of its kind in the United States.
Dr. Wornom also travels annually to Central America on medical mission trips through the World Pediatric Project to perform cleft lip and cleft palate surgery. He has returned to Honduras now for the past seven years to give pediatric plastic surgical care to children there. On the most recent trip in January, 2012 Dr. Aboutanos traveled with him and the team operated on 45 children over 4 ½ days providing much needed pediatric plastic surgery to children who would have not otherwise received care. Click here to see Dr. Wornom on YouTube with one of his young patients during a recent mission trip to Honduras.
Dr. Sharline Aboutanos is also fellowship-trained in craniofacial and pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. She is a member of the multidisciplinary Cleft and Craniofacial Team at St. Mary’s Hospital. She is also a member of the American Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Association. She has travelled to Central America on several surgical mission trips to perform cleft lip and palate surgery. She has also treated patients with hemangiomas, hand deformities, scars and burns. Most recently, she travelled to Honduras with the World Pediatric Project to provide plastic surgical care to patients there.
Other pediatric plastic surgery problems we treat include congenital moles, vascular malformations and hemangiomas, malformed ears or missing ears (Yes, we can make an ear), and revision of burn scars. We also treat syndactyly or congenital webbing of the fingers.
Many congenital problems in children are now being diagnosed by ultrasound when the child is still in the mother's womb. Prenatal counseling is available to pregnant mothers during our regular office hours.