The Maxillofacial Surgery Unit at SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital is known for its numerous surgical techniques and innovation in 3D surgery. We treat congenital and acquired facial pathologies, such as dentofacial and mandibular deformities, which affect the health and wellbeing of paediatric patients.
Among other techniques, we perform orthognathic surgery operations, mandibular distraction, craniofacial surgery and correction of lip and palate cleft. We do all this taking into account the stage of development of the patients, both children and adolescents, for the purpose of finding the best treatment for each case and applying it at the appropriate time.
What is maxillofacial surgery?
This surgical speciality, also called oral, cranio-maxillofacial or mandibular surgery, is focused on the treatment and correction of benign and malignant pathologies of the face, neck and mouth, involving both soft tissue and bone.
The use of advanced technology and our background in this field enables us to treat various types of malformation, such as consequences of the lip and palate cleft, traumas (mandibular, maxillary and cheekbone fractures) and oncological diseases affecting the jaw or tongue.
When necessary, surgery is used together with reconstruction of the affected area. We rely on specific protocols for maxillofacial surgery which enable us to reduce operating times and the average hospital stay, meaning the patient is able to recover at home. We are leaders in virtual surgery and 3D planning, with publications in specialist journals and presentations at national and international conferences.