Initial evaluation by the team. Our team is composed by experts on the field of craniofacial anomalies and offer treatments, following the standard of care, established by the American Cleft Palate & Craniofacial Association.
A patient referred to the Cyprus Craniofacial Center is provided with a care manager to assist him or her throughout the process. The initial evaluation process includes a meeting between the patient and a team of medical specialists and health care professionals selected from among the following fields: After the initial evaluation, the team discusses the patient’s needs and develops a coordinated, comprehensive plan for future treatments, therapies and surgery, if necessary.
- Genetic Services
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
- Plastic Surgery
- (Ear, Nose & Throat)
- Pediatric Neurosurgery
- Speech Pathology
Where problems end and solutions begin our goal
Cyprus Craniofacial Association’s goal is to improve and promote craniofacial surgery in Cyprus. Dedicated to craniofacial surgery, our intention is to offer the best of the most current treatments to our patient.
Our proffessional team treats many Craniofacial anomalies like:
Improving the quality of life how?
Upon learning of a child’s craniofacial condition parents often feel a sense of confusion and anxiety. It is important that children born with head or facial anomalies receive early intervention from many specialists so the child may develop to his or her fullest potential. The staff at the Craniofacial Center is dedicated to improve the quality of life for people with facial differences and their families. Composed by a team of experienced and highly trained health professionals, the Craniofacial Center seeks to assist patients and their families through the medical, financial, phychosocial, emotional, and educational concerns relating to craniofacial conditions. The staff collaborates closely with the primary care physician in managing the patient’s craniofacial condition and follows children through each stage of treatment, usually beginning shortly following birth and continuing through adolescence.
Cleft & Craniofacial SURGERY
Children with clefts may require a number of surgical procedures throughout childhood and adolescence, depending on the type and extend of the cleft. It should be emphasized that there is no uniform treatment plan that may be applied to all children. Just as each child is unique, the treatment plan for each child with a cleft is tailored to that child’s individual needs.
- Primary cleft lip
- Primary cleft palate
- Revision cleft surgery
- Alveolar bone crafting
- Orthognathic surgery for clefts
- Craniosynostosis (syndromic and not)
- Ear deformities
- Distruction osteogenesis
In its simplest form, craniosynostosis occurs when one of the normal joints of the skull fuses or closes prematurely leading to abnormal skull growth. These skull joints, also called sutures, act as expansion joints, allowing the skull to grow rapidly in the first years of life. This rapid growth is driven in part by the brain which typically grows to 70-80% of adult size in the first 2 years. Normally, the sutures begin closing after the major period of brain growth, when a child is around 2-3 years of age. This normal closure process continues into adulthood.
Although the timing of surgery can be highly individualized depending on the sutures involved, surgical correction of craniosynostosis is most often done between 6 and 12 months of age. Surgery is usually performed through a scalp incision that lies within the hair of the head. Your craniofacial surgeon will work with a pediatric neurosurgeon in order to safely remove the bones of the skull. Then, the craniofacial surgeon reshapes and repositions those bones to give a more normal skull shape.