The Head Shape Evaluation Clinic is a unique collection of multidisciplinary clinical experts dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of problems leading to abnormal head shape in the infant and related causes.  These abnormal shapes are divided into synostotic(rare) and nonsynostotic causes. 

Pediatric Plastic Surgery is the evaluation, management and treatment of cogential and acquired pedidatric deformities. This relates to a large number of diagnosis literally from head to toe. 

These diagnosis include such things deformities of the craniofacial skeleton such as plagiocephaly and synostosis and other well recognized deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate and all their related problems. We also address birth defects such as large birthmarks, both pigmented and vascular (such as hemangioma). We also address congenital deformities of the hands, feet and extremities such as syndactyly, polydactyly and amniotic band deformities to name a few. This is by no means a complete list.

In addition to the congenital defomrities (those present at birth) we take care of traumatic deformities such as facial fractures, facial lacerations and countless other unfortunate events. 


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We believe that the Cleft Lip & Palate Craniofacial Team at the Advocate Children's Hospital represents the finest in cleft / craniofacial evaluation and treatment available in the Chicago land area. We have a complete spectrum of health care professionals with extensive experience to address the many complex issues that these patients can present. We invite you to meet our team.

Christine Provenzano, RN: Clinical Nursse Coordinator

Frank A. Vicari, MD, FACS, FAAP,  Surgical Director

Services Represented:

1. Pediatric Plastic Surgery

2. Pediatric Otolaryngology

3. Pediatric Neurosurgery

4. Pediatric Oral Surgery

5. Developmental Pedidatrics

6. Genetics

7. Pediatric Sleep Medicine

8. Pediatric Dental Services



9. Speech and Feeding Pathology

10, VPI Clinic   

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