The initial consultation allows us a chance to meet and to determine how and when to begin treatment. Patients and their families often have questions that they forget to ask. Dr. Bastidas is also available by phone at (516) 497-7900 and by email.

Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgeon of Long Island and New York City

Dr. Bastidas was recently recruited to the North Shore-LIJ Health System in April 2013. He will be spearheading the development of the Institute of Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery for Cohen Children’s Medical Center. As a full-time assistant professor he dedicates his clinical work and research to further improve the lives of his patients and treat complex deformities. Dr. Bastidas performs pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgery in New York and Long Island treating abnormalities such as cleft lip and cleft palate, craniosynostosis, facial fractures, facial paralysis, hemangioma, vascular anomalies, microtia and skin lesions (tumors).

Partnering with a major children’s hospital such as Cohen Childrens Medical Center (NSLIJ) allows Dr. Bastidas to safely perform these procedures, with the support of the leading pediatric anesthesiologists, nurses and physicians. Dr. Bastidas employs cutting edge technology and evidence based-treatment algorithms to offer his patients the best possible outcomes. Dr. Bastidas is one the few craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgeons in New York and Long Island that is associated with a Childrens Hospital. Trust him and his team of experts to deliver the safe, quality care that you or your family member deserves.


Learning that your child may have a craniofacial malformation is a very stressful time for a parent. Prenatal counseling offers the parents the ability to find out all the information available and ask questions.

A detailed plan can be outlined and we can help arrange the necessary support. We consider our patients to be lifelong members of the family and we are available to you 24/7.

To schedule your consultation call (516) 497-7900 or contact us online.


Most major medical insurances are accepted. In addition we participate in New York Hotel Trades Council for Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery. Please call (516) 497-7900 with any questions.


We employ a multi-disciplinary team approach to offer our patients the best counseling and to optimize treatment outcomes. Please contact our office at (516) 497-7900 if you need help in choosing the best doctor to help you or your child for services other than plastic surgery.


Patients often have many questions when it comes to plastic surgery for themselves or for their children. The following list of questions is designed to help you get the information you are looking for.

Call our office at (516) 497-7900 and we be happy to answer any questions you still have.

What is a craniofacial surgeon?

A craniofacial surgeon is a plastic surgeon who has completed additional training (fellowship) to learn how to effectively treat pediatric and adult patients with complex craniofacial and cleft abnormalities. Focusing on these problems directly enables us to offer our patients the best possible treatment strategies and outcomes.