PEDIATRIC CONDITIONS WE TREAT
The most common conditions Dr. Bastidas treats include:
Skull and Head Abnormalities
For children with abnormal head shapes or craniosynostosis. Treatment for abnormal head shapes sometimes involves a molding helmet, beginning at 4 to 6 months old. Craniosynostosis can cause severe symptoms, making timely surgery important.
CLEFT LIP AND CLEFT ABNORMALITIES
For children with cleft abnormalities including cleft lip, cleft palate, cleft rhinoplasty, and Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (VPI). Cleft abnormalities are fairly common conditions, with surgery ideally beginning anywhere from 3 months of age to 12 months.
For children with deformed ears, abnormally small ears (microtia), and large protruding ears. Treatment includes ear molding and/or specialized, detailed surgery to restore hearing and create a natural, beautiful ear. Depending on the specific condition, some treatments are outpatient or in-office procedures.
All faces are inherently asymmetric, but severe asymmetry can be the result of Hemifacial Microsomia, Parry-Romberg Disease, Facial Paralysis, Pierre-Robin Sequence, and Treacher Collins. Custom treatment plans are created for your child and can have a multi-faceted approach.
Specialized focus on conditions relating to Breast Asymmetry, Breast Reduction, and Male Breast Reduction. Treatment depends on the specific condition and ranges from medications to surgery reducing the size and shape, to breast implants.
For children with extra fingers and toes (polydactyly) and webbed fingers and toes (syndactyly). Simple digit removal can be an in-office procedure. More complex digit removal takes place in an operating room, typically lasts one hour, and physical therapy is often recommended following the procedure. Treatment for webbed fingers and toes typically begins around 12 months old and requires a skin graft to resurface the digits.
For children with ear tags, patchy scalps without skin or bone, dermoid cysts, benign tumors, birthmarks, moles, and scars. Treatments range from conservative outpatient approaches to surgery.
VASCULAR ANOMALIES & BIRTHMARKS
For children with Hemangiomas, Arteriovenous Malformations, Venous Vascular Malformations, Capillary Malformations Port-Wine Stains, and Lymphatic Malformations. Treatments can include medication, laser treatment, injections (embolizations), and surgery.
LESION REMOVAL, SKIN RESURFACING WITH LASER SURGERY
For children needing lesions removed and skin resurfacing.
Our Pediatric Surgery Process
Dr. Bastidas treats thousands of children each year who are suffering from abnormalities of the head, face, and hands. Under the care of his team, your child will gain an improved appearance and function. His goal is to be the best pediatric plastic surgeon for your child.
As a leading pediatric craniofacial surgeon, Dr. Bastidas understands the importance of treating the whole child, rather than just the symptom or condition. Since craniofacial surgery and treatment in children can be delicate, his approach to treatment and healing is detailed and thorough. Upon visiting our office, additional image testing or blood work might be requested to ensure your child receives the best possible outcome.
Treating simple to complex conditions, Dr. Bastidas offers both outpatient and inpatient procedures. Our affiliated hospitals include Cohen Children’s Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital Manhasset, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Lenox Hill, MEETH, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Maimonides Medical Center.
Both you and your child will be guided throughout the entire treatment process - From the evaluation to the procedure, and any ongoing therapies or treatments that are needed at later dates. We also work with the most experienced dermatologists, psychologists, pediatricians, and other health care professionals in order to provide you and your child with a comfortable, seamless experience.