Treatments for Craniofacial Disorders

The Goryeb Craniofacial Team provides comprehensive expertise for the following:

  • Genetics and maternal-fetal medicine
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Nursing
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Orthodontics
  • Orthotics
  • Physical therapy
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Psychology and neuropsychology
  • Pediatric pulmonology
  • Social work
  • Speech pathology and swallowing
  • Urology

Cutting Edge, Collaborative Care

The Craniofacial Center's state-of-the-art medical care merges the latest technology with the newest advances in craniofacial medicine.

Our diagnostic capabilities incorporate:

  • 3D CT scans
  • MRI, including MR angiograms, MR spectroscopy, CINE CSF flow studies
  • Sleep studies
  • Speech and swallow studies
  • Psychological testing
  • Genetic testing/counseling
  • 3D laser screening with topographic craniofacial modeling
  • Electromyography studies
  • Electroencenphalography (EEG)
  • Brainstem auditory-evoked response
  • Bronchoscopy / Laryngoscopy

Our Medical & Surgical services include:

  • Diagnosis using state-of-the-art imaging technology and comprehensive cross-discipline evaluation
  • Multidisciplinary consultations allowing the patient and family to be evaluated by the team without traveling from office to office
  • Reconstructive craniofacial and maxillofacial surgery
  • Physical, occupational, audiological, speech and feeding therapies
  • Cranial remodeling with orthotic therapy
  • Social work support
  • Long-term, coordinated follow-up care

Programs with a Specialized Focus

Patients at the Craniofacial Center at Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center benefit from the multidisciplinary expertise of surgical and medical pediatric specialists who share a commitment to using new technology and medical advances for patients and education and support for their families. We offer specialized programs in patients with moderate to severe craniofacial disorders and also mild craniofacial disorders, plagiocephaly and/ or torticollis.

At our Comprehensive Team Meeting, all members of the craniofacial team meet to evaluate a child with moderate to severe craniofacial disorders. We are proud to have a Pediatric Psychologist as part of our team. The craniofacial team’s psychologist will assess your child’s development and will offer support and treatment to both you and your child. As your child ages, craniofacial disorders will have a varying impact on his or her life as well as the life of your family. For younger children, our psychologist will assess your child’s developmental level, refer you for the appropriate evaluations and assist you in obtaining relevant services to ensure that he/she is reaching developmental milestones. As children grow older, our psychologist will assess for the presence of emotional, learning or adjustment disorders. We know how important it is to know and understand how the child’s appearance will play a role in the development of his or her self-esteem during crucial periods of social development. Additional psychological treatment may be offered to assist your child in developing effective coping skills and to provide support for your family.

At our Plagiocephaly/ Torticollis Team Meeting, our neurosurgeons and developmental pediatricians evaluate infants and children, together with our physical therapist, physician assistant, and orthotist.

We take care of hundreds of children with such disorders and diagnoses, like:

  • Plagiocephaly
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Craniofacial Tumors
  • Craniofacial Hemangiomas and Birthmarks
  • Goldenhaar syndrome
  • Torticollis
  • Other Craniofacial Syndromes and Defects

When calling to schedule an appointment for your child, please do not hesitate to ask about the diagnosis your child has, and which clinic or center your child should be attending.

Psychological Services

The craniofacial team's psychologist will assess your child’s development and will offer support and treatment to both you and your child. As your child ages, craniofacial disorders will have a varying impact on his or her life as well as the life of your family. For younger children, our psychologist will assess your child’s developmental level, refer you for the appropriate evaluations and assist you in obtaining relevant services to ensure that he/she is reaching developmental milestones. As children grow older, our psychologist will assess for the presence of emotional, learning or adjustment disorders. Of particular importance is understanding how the child’s appearance will play a role in the development of his or her self-esteem during crucial periods of social development. Additional psychological treatment may be offered to assist your child in developing effective coping skills and to provide support for your family.