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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery (POMS)

(757) 668-7713

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.


We specialize in:

Cleft Lip and Palate

Craniosynostosis

Craniofacial and Ear Anomalies/Differences

Facial Trauma and Reconstruction

Plastic Surgery

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Skin and Vascular Anomalies


Anesthesia and Sedation for Pediatric Oral Procedures

Our goal is to provide the safest, most pain-free treatment for patients who require pediatric oral procedures at CHKD. To do so, anesthesia or sedation may be required. Here you will find a list of anesthesia or sedation options that may be tailored to each child's needs and comfort level.

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

Our Locations
(757) 668-7713

Our Fax Number

(757) 668-7711

Our Success Stories