Medical City Hospital
Meet Dr. Fearon: http://www.thecraniofacialcenter.org/meet_dr_fearon.html
The goal of the operation is to remove the areas of skull that were affected by the fused suture and rebuild the skull into a normal shape (which is slightly over-corrected to compensate for the abnormal growth that that will occur).
When we found Dr. Fearon we knew there was no other doctor we would trust with our baby.
Although it is a very scary, intensive, reconstructive surgery we have found relief that we can put our baby in his very capable hands. We will be traveling to the Dallas center which is one of the very busiest craniofacial centers in the United States, treating infants and children not only from across the country, but also internationally. He is one of the few craniofacial surgeons in the world whose entire practice is dedicated to craniofacial surgery. His work has been extensively published and all his credentials are impressive. Combined with his experience, he is always thinking of the babies needs first. A Children's Mercy Plastic Surgeon even said if it were my first born I would go to Dr. Fearon.
Our TOP reasons for choosing Dr. Fearon are:
- The surgery is always performed with both a craniofacial surgeon and a pediatric neurosurgeon, both of whom are present for the entire operation.
- Only pediatric anesthesiologist’s with extensive craniofacial surgical experience are typically selected.
- Very few of my patients have needed second operations (less than 2%, thus far).
- Surgery is limited to the area of the skull near the fused suture and is done in a single operation
- "While it is technically more difficult to use dissolving sutures to rebuild a skull instead of using plates and screws, it is what I would want for my own child." - Dr. Fearon
He prefers to do the surgery between when the child is a bit older for several reasons:
- The operation may be slightly safer
- Decreasing likelihood that a blood transfusion will be necessary.
- Its more likely to last a lifetime