Area of expertise

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The area of expertise covers all craniofacial anomalies and cleft lip/palate. Within the craniofacial team as well as the cleft team the following expertise is offered: plastic surgery, neurosurgery, maxillofacial surgery, ENT, ophthalmology, pediatrics, intensive care pediatrics, anesthesiology including pediatric anesthesiology, orthodontics, genetics, handsurgery, neurology, radiology, psychology, psychiatry, social work, speech therapy, prenatal diagnostics and home ventilation. All care is coordinated by ! designated nurse specialists and an administrator.

The cleft team offers: plastic surgery, maxillofacial surgery, ENT, pediatrics, orthodontics, genetics, psychology, social work, speech therapy, prenatal dlagnostics1 specialist nursing and home ventilation. All care is coordinated by a designated nurse specialist and a cleft administrator.

The team offers fellowships in craniofacial surgery, teaching for medical students, residents, referring pediatriclans,prenatal doctors, family doctors and health care center doctors. The team also offers training and skills aquistion for nurses and midwives as well as health care workers.

Team members participate in the European Society of Craniofacial Surgery and the International Society of Craniofacial Surgery. Team members have initated the work with ECPCA, European Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association.

Research is an integrated part of care and this is done in close collaboration with all team members within the center, and also with other European craniofacial centers, particularly those from Rotterdam. The craniofacial team has an ongoing tradition to share clinical expertise, e.g. fellows bring home techniques (spring asslsted surgery for sagittal synostosis). We help providing spring material, participate in the build-up of craniofacial centres in developing contries (ie Egypt).

The cleft team has a strong tradition of intercenter cooperation, both in Sweden and Europe. Several multicenter studies have been carried out giving a unique knowledge of cleft treatment and helping to change the surgical routine around the world. The cleft team have a longstanding tradition of praticipation in missions to help educate and establish care facilities in developing countries, for instance have the cleft team helped form a center in Romania, India etc ... The team also participates in international missions such as Smile Train and Operation Smile.

Our expertise in care, training, eduction and research as well as the longstanding spirit of cooperation with other countries will contribute to the care for patients with a rare craniofacial disorder.



Sahlgrenska University Hospital


Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset, 413 45,
Göteborg, Sweden