Birth Defects

A birth defect is a developmental abnormality that occurs while the baby is still growing in the womb. While a large portion of abnormalities happen for unknown reasons, genetics, alcohol use and exposure to certain medications are often contributing factors. If the abnormality is one that is visible, plastic surgery can usually help to correct the defect.

Expert Surgical Care for Congenital and Developmental Abnormalities

Warren Clinic Plastic Surgery's skilled and compassionate pediatric plastic surgery team, led by Paul A. Berry, M.D., and Kevin P. Kunkel, M.D., offers a full range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for children with congenital and developmental abnormalities.
Specialties include:

  • Skin lesions: treatment for conditions such as arteriovenous malformation (AVM) and hemangioma, which cause a tangling or cluster of blood vessels visible on the skin

  • Hands and feet: surgical treatment for conditions including polydactylism (extra digit) and syndactylism (fused digits)

  • Head and neck: surgical and non-surgical treatment for conditions including oral-facial clefts and deformation plagiocephaly (abnormally shaped head), designed to restore function and create a more normal appearance

Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

For more information about plastic surgery for birth defects, or to make an appointment with one of our specialists, please call 918-502-7175. Our staff will be happy to give you the tools and information you need to make the best decision for you and your family.