Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Pediatric Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

We treat infants and children with a variety of conditions needing plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Update: We are now offering telemedicine consultations and follow-up appointments with the plastic and reconstructive surgery program, for the health and safety of our patients while coronavirus (COVID-19) is present in Florida. For appointment scheduling, please call 727-767-4920.

As a parent, you probably never expected your child to need a plastic surgeon. Whether they have a birthmark or a complex malformation, our pediatric plastic surgeons are sensitive to the ongoing health and confidence of your child. We work with you to explain all your options, and what to expect, so together we can choose the best treatment plan.

Skilled and Compassionate Care for All Children

Our pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgeons treat infants and children with a very wide range of conditions, including facial birth defects, cleft lip and palate repair, corrective jaw surgery and treatments for hemangiomas, craniosynostosis, hemifacial microsomia, facial palsy, Apert syndrome, Crouzon syndrome, Pfeiffer syndrome, microtia and more.

We also treat patients with traumatic injuries and problems resulting from the treatment of cancer and other conditions. We are proud to have one of the most robust pediatric plastic surgery programs in the Tampa Bay, Florida region.

Pediatric plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital also plays an important role in our multidisciplinary Vascular Anomalies Clinic, treating patients with deformities resulting from hemangiomas, vascular tumors and vascular malformations, and syndromic overgrowth conditions.

Conditions We Treat

Craniofacial and Cleft Lip or Palate Surgery

Our pediatric plastic surgeons treat many craniofacial abnormalities. This includes cleft lip, cleft palate, craniosynostosis, hemifacial macrosomia, deformational or positional plagiocephaly and more.

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Corrective Jaw Surgery

Corrective jaw surgeries can treat misaligned jaws and teeth, such as over bites, under bites, open bites, and other skeletal or dental abnormalities. The craniofacial and plastic surgeons at Johns Hopkins All Children’s bring expertise in planning each patient’s treatment to achieve functional and aesthetic outcomes tailored to your child’s needs.

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Vascular Anomalies

Vascular anomalies can refer to a wide variety of issues, including infantile hemangiomas (which may disappear on their own) benign tumors, birth marks, and malformations of blood vessels. Some of these conditions require medications, surgery, or interventional radiology to for treatment. Our vascular anomalies team members are committed to providing specialized care for your child.

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Prenatal Counseling

Craniofacial conditions are now commonly diagnosed before a child is born. Our pediatric plastic surgeons are happy to meet with expecting parents when a diagnosis of a craniofacial condition is made to help you understand what to expect when your baby is born.

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If you have questions or would like more information, our team is happy to assist.

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 We're ready to work with you to explain and discuss your child's treatment options.

Meet Our Team

Our surgeons are award-winning researchers, have trained doctors internationally, performed surgeries on generations of patients, and are fellowship trained at some of our country's most distinguished medical schools. Together with a multi-disciplinary team they provide high-quality care here in Florida.

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Patient and Family Support

As a children's hospital we understand that your child's treatment affects the whole family. We have developed programs to support both your child and your family from intake through recovery.

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Prepare for your stay by reading our Inpatient Family Guide

 It’s a little easier when you know what to expect and understand what’s going on around you. We hope this guide will be a handy source of information about how our Hospital works. If you have questions or need assistance, don't be afraid to ask. We are here to help.

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Facing Challenges, Chasing Dreams: Q&A with Dr. Jordan Halsey

Jordan Halsey, M.D., talks about how early experiences with medical mission trips helped inspire her to pursue a career in medicine, and what led her to the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s.

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Precision in Pediatric Plastic Surgery — Get to Know Dr. Alex Rottgers

Alex Rottgers, M.D., division chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s, talks about how an early interest in science and biology led him to pursue a career in medicine, the impact of craniofacial surgery and how he works to improve his patients’ quality of life.

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Ron and Maria Del Carmen couldn’t have imagined what would be required to keep their daughter alive and safe in her first two years of life — a journey that would lead them from Guatemala to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.

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Harper Smiles with The Help of the Cleft and Craniofacial Team

Melissa was treated for cleft lip at Johns Hopkins All Children’s as a child, returning as an adult when her daughter Harper needed treatment for the same condition. The family has found the care and support they needed with the hospital’s cleft and craniofacial team.

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Finding Success with Rare Parry-Romberg Syndrome

When Marianna noticed a small indentation on her forehead, her family’s search for answers and expert care led them to Johns Hopkins All Children’s and craniofacial surgeon Alex Rottgers, M.D.

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