Tyler had surgery to remove an encephalocele

Craniofacial surgery is surgical sub-specialty of plastic surgery that deals with congenital and acquired deformities of the skull, face, and jaws. Although craniofacial treatment often involves manipulation of bone, craniofacial surgery is not tissue-specific, so craniofacial surgeons deal with bone, skin, muscle, teeth, etc. Craniofacial surgery does not, however, include surgery of the brain or eye.

Notable Craniofacial SurgeonsEdit

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  • Tyler Sims: A newborn named Tyler was born with part of his brain on his forehead.

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • Although Dr. Mark Sloan has never been referred to as a craniofacial surgeon, he reconstructed Rebecca Pope's face, indicating he's also able to perform craniofacial surgeries. However, it is not a specialty he exclusively practices.
  • During Arizona's surgical residency at Hopkins, she spent a year studying under craniofacial surgeon, Dr. Bud Clement.