Craniosynostosis Care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Minnesota, highly skilled experts in the Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic include specialists in neurosurgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, genetic and hereditary conditions (clinical genomics), medical social services, and pediatric rehabilitation. The types of experts involved depend on your child's needs. Children requiring hospitalization are cared for at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital.

Extensive experience

Each year, doctors at Mayo Clinic Children's Center diagnose and treat more than 430 children who have craniosynostosis or other craniofacial disorders. Specialists treat all types of craniosynostosis, ranging from severe syndromes to single fusions, including sagittal, coronal and metopic synostosis.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic Children's Center offers virtual surgical planning for treatment of craniosynostosis. Based on that virtual surgical plan, Mayo Clinic surgeons can customize the procedure for craniosynostosis to the individual patient with a high degree of detail.

Mayo Clinic surgeons also:

  • Modified traditional endoscopic procedures, treating sagittal craniosynostosis with one surgical incision instead of the traditional two incisions
  • Examined the ideal length of time for a helmet to be worn after having surgery in order to maximize the benefit while avoiding excess use
  • Are exploring new endoscopic techniques that may be used alone without the need for postoperative helmeting

Expertise and rankings

Known as one of the best neurology and neurosurgery hospitals in the nation, and with an outstanding plastic surgery center that offers a craniofacial clinic, Mayo Clinic's highly skilled pediatric specialists, including pediatric neurosurgeons, have unparalleled expertise and experience with all types of craniosynostosis.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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