Craniosynostosis is a condition caused by early closure of one or more of the normally present bony gaps between the bones of the skull. These bony gaps are called cranial sutures. The cranial sutures allow the brain to grow and expand during the first year of life.
Treatment of Craniosynostosis
Craniosynostosis is treated by performing surgery to the skull and forehead. The first goal is to open the closed sutures to prevent problems with high pressure in the brain and allow the brain to grow normally.
The second goal is to obtain a normal shape of the skull and face. The timing and type of surgery your child will have depends on your child’s condition and your surgeon. Our surgical team offers the most recent advances in open and minimally invasive correction of craniosynostosis. Our comprehensive team includes a geneticist, craniofacial plastic surgeon, pediatric neurosurgeon and pediatric ophthalmologist who will care for your child every step of the way.
To learn more about our treatment for craniosynostosis in Richmond, VA, please call to schedule a consultation with one of our craniofacial specialists.