Craniofacial surgery at the University of Ottawa
Craniofacial reconstructive surgery is specific to the cranium and facial skeleton and was developed to manage the problems of facial trauma, tumour surgery post-operative problems. Sophisticated imaging and computational technology paired with a deeper understanding and knowledge of the anatomy of the craniofacial skeleton have led to the refinement of craniofacial surgical methods. These include custom implants and custom designed bone reconstruction. These advancements – along with the implementation of less invasive techniques – have laid the groundwork for the restoration of the normal framework of the face and optimal healing for natural-looking outcomes. The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery collaborates with the Division of Neurosurgery to establish a craniofacial program. Many other divisons including,Oral Surgery, Ophthalmology and ENT join to provide comprehensive management for craniomaxillofacial issues. In addition, the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery joins the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery to provide all regional head and neck reconstructions at the Ottawa Hospital.