Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is the most active children’s plastic surgery center in the Philadelphia region, and one of the largest in the United States. We are dedicated to giving children the individualized care they need and deserve. Our reputation has brought families to us from across the country and around the world seeking our expertise and treatment.

In the News

Brian Boyle was born with craniosynostosis, undergoing multiple surgeries at CHOP before going on to become a student-athlete at the University of the Sciences. Meet Brian and check out more news about our patients and programs »

Why Choose Us

  • Experience: We treat more than 7,000 children from our region, across the country and around the world, and perform more than 3,000 surgeries each year. Our world-renowned experts serve as consultants to other teams, both nationally and internationally. 
  • Dedicated pediatric specialists: Our surgeons have vast experience treating the full spectrum of plastic surgical problems in pediatrics and adolescents — from the routine to the rare.
  • Expert diagnosis: We use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools in the diagnosis and treatment of infants, children and adolescents.
  • Specialized programs: Our specialized programs bring together multidisciplinary teams of pediatric specialists to provide optimal, coordinated care for children with certain types of deformities.
  • Innovation and research: We are a leader in pediatric plastic surgery research.
  • Multidisciplinary team: Together, our plastic surgeons, orthodontists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, psychologists, social workers, growth specialists and support staff offer our patients an exceptional breadth of expertise.

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Conditions We Treat

Our surgeons have vast experience with the full spectrum of plastic surgical problems, from the routine to the rare. We treat problems resulting from:

  • Birth deformities of the head, neck, limbs and torso 
  • Trauma (such as motor vehicle accidents, complex wounds and burns)
  • Vascular malformations
  • Nerve palsies (facial palsy, peripheral nerve)
  • Birthmarks, tumors and growths
  • Growth disturbances, including overgrowth syndromes and hypoplasia 
  • Appearance-related conditions

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International Visitors

Learn about the services we offer international patients.