Understanding Parkes Weber Syndrome

As a rare condition, Parkes Weber syndrome (PWS) is poorly understood. Lack of available knowledge about the condition makes it more difficult and challenging for family members whose little ones are diagnosed with it. Although our practice focuses on the treatment aspect of children born with deformities, we also make it a point to educate […]

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Study Shows People with Facial Paralysis Viewed as Unhappy

The English essayist John Addison once wrote that “what sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.” There may be thousands of languages around the world but a smile universally conveys the same message. Unfortunately, individuals afflicted with facial paralysis have lost the ability to express this simplest of emotions–genuine joy and delight. Moreover, recent […]

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Infantile Hemangiomas – Frequently Asked Questions

Many first-time parents are often intimidated and anxious when they initially find out that their newborn has a prominent red (or, vascular) birthmark. Is my child healthy? Is it going to bleed? Is it cancer? Is my child going to have surgery?  These questions are frequently asked by parents and  guardians of children with infantile […]

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Children in Need

Life is tough enough for kids that don’t have abnormalities.  Add it to such challenges as facial paralysis and life can be unimaginable. Any procedure that can improve a child’s life and self-image is flat out worth the costs. Having your child feel confident enough to smile is huge – you don’t know what that means […]

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Kids, You Gotta Love ‘em

Can you imagine waiting for that precious baby to be born – then you discover they have a facial deformity? There was a time when nothing could be done – but this is a brand new time in pediatric care.   Thanks to aggressive research and new technology, many deformities can be minimalized or completely […]

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Should Parents Worry About the Effects of Anesthesia in Children?

It is currently estimated that nearly 6 million children (including 1.5 million infants) undergo surgery requiring general anesthesia each year in the United States. (National Hospital Discharge Survey: 2005 annual summary with detailed diagnosis and procedure data. Vital Health Stat 2007; 13:1-209.) For the past decade, several studies suggest a correlation between early exposure to […]

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