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Maxillofacial Surgery: what makes us different

The use of simulation and 3D printing technologies, together with the treatment of highly complex cases, make our Maxillofacial Surgery Unit a leader in this field. We treat patients in Spain and other countries, working together with various departments and units of SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital.

We have solutions for the most complex of cases

Among the patients we treat are those that suffer from severe malformations and other congenital or growth deformities, which we correct using sophisticated surgical techniques that are tailored to each individual.

We use the most advanced technology

Thanks to 3D virtual surgery we can study the most suitable operation for each case and use tailored devices that allow for greater surgical precision and let us simulate the operation before admission to surgery. This ensures that the results are more predictable, operations are shorter and the recovery time is quicker, as well as reducing possible complications. The average admission time is between 24 and 48 hours if the patient progresses positively.

We offer comprehensive orthodontic care and surgery

The Maxillofacial Surgery Unit, together with the orthodontic specialists, assesses the appropriate treatment for each patient. Combining consultations allows us to coordinate the specialists, improve the quality of the treatment and the prognosis and save families time.

Our treatments are tailored to paediatric patients

The growth of paediatric patients means we need to adapt to each stage of development and teething in order to find the best solution according to each child and adolescent's type of malformation and pathology. There are surgeries and treatments specifically indicated for certain stages of growth. If they are implemented at the right time, optimum results can be achieved.

We develop new treatments

We use various types of treatment to prevent and avoid the progression of mandibular growth problems. We perform intra-articular infiltrations, arthrocentesis and arthroscopies on patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) affecting the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital is a leader is treating this pathology.

We work with other specialisms

Team work and multidisciplinary units are essential in offering patients the best treatment. In Maxillofacial Surgery Unit we work very closely with a number of other departments and units, including Dentistry and Orthodontics, Paediatric Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery and Otorhinolaryngology. This collaboration enables us to respond better to more complex cases.