Why Choose Plastic and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery at CHKD?

At CHKD, you’ll find the region’s only plastic and oral and maxillofacial surgery program designed exclusively for children. We’ve recently expanded our staff to provide even more treatments and procedures to address all plastic and oral needs from infancy to adulthood. Our team of experts knows any malformation or injury can have lasting physical and emotional impact on a child, so we have a multidisciplinary team to treat everything from the routine to the most complex conditions, allowing your child to enjoy a normal, healthy future.

Our program offers world-class, comprehensive care from a wide array of specialists. Recently our program welcomed a new oral and maxillofacial surgeon, who expanded our capabilities to include more advanced surgeries. Jaw surgery, also referred to as orthognathic surgery, can correct cleft palates, trauma to the face, abnormal growths, and temporomandibular joint pain. We’ve also added a new plastic surgeon with leading-edge, innovative treatments for migraines, hand injuries, and craniofacial reconstruction. Every face is unique and every treatment plan at CHKD is as well. We are dedicated to ongoing research into a wide range of conditions affecting the mouth, jaw, face, and neck.

Our expanded team now includes surgical specialists Dr. George Hoerr, Dr. Jesus "Jegit" Inciong, Dr. E. Weston Santee, and Dr. Yifan Guo. Their services are backed by CHKD’s renowned surgery program, the region's only surgery program dedicated exclusively to children.

We Specialize In:

Craniofacial Conditions

Click here to learn more about our Cleft and Craniofacial Center and the conditions we treat.

Skin and Vascular Anomalies

Breast and Other Plastic Surgery Conditions

Anesthesia and Sedation for Oral Procedures

Success Stories

One of the most amazing things about plastic surgery is the ability to transform a child's life. Watch this video to see before and after pictures of our patients.

Insurance and Referral Information

If you have an HMO, you must: 

  • Get a referral from your child's primary care physician before you call to make an appointment.
  • Make sure your referral has not expired. Many are good for only 30 days, so check yours before you come to your appointment. If your referral has expired, call your primary care physician and explain your situation. In most cases, your primary care physician will provide a new or extended referral.
  • Bring the referral with you to the appointment. If you do not have a referral, or if the referral you have is expired, your HMO will not pay for your appointment.

If you have fee-for-service insurance or a PPO, you do not need a physician's referral to make an appointment.

We offer in-depth information about insurance in our billing and insurance section