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Pediatric Reconstruction

Monika Naturski talks about her journey from Poland to America to find the specialized care her son, Teo, needed.


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NorthShore’s Plastic Surgery Division offers a full range of pediatric plastic surgery procedures which include:

  • Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Repair
  • Complex Birth Defects
  • Ear Deformities
  • Ear Reshaping (Otoplasty)
  • Giant Pigmented Lesions (nevi)
  • Hemangiomas
  • Scar Revisions
  • Gynecomastia (male breast) surgery
  • Skin Lesion Excision
  • Vascular Lesions

Bruce S. Bauer, MD, FACS
Director Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Sara R. Dickie, MD
Cleft Lip and Palate Team Patient Coordinator

Cleft Lip and Palate Care

Our team of dedicated physicians, dentists, orthodontists, therapists and nurses provide a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach to cleft care. We offer personalized, compassionate treatment plans to achieve the functional goals of improving a child’s speech, breathing, hearing and feeding with an expert focus on restoring a normal and harmonious appearance to the face. We also offer prenatal consultations and second opinions.

Large and Giant Pigmented Nevi

Our pediatric plastic surgeons have a special interest in treatment for large and giant pigmented nevi. Our team of physicians and nurses is recognized throughout the country and the world as being leading experts in the reconstruction of large and giant pigmented nevi and other birth marks, as well as having the most surgical experience for treatment of giant nevi with tissue expanders. Using a combination of surgical techniques our team offers the necessary reconstruction to achieve the best functional and aesthetic result to your child or your own needs. With over 35 years of experience and thousands of patients we continue to develop better techniques with every case.

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