Surgery is the only treatment for craniosynostosis. There are several surgical options, including open surgery (called cranial vault remodeling) and endoscopic surgery (called suturectomy). It’s best to perform surgery at just a few weeks to a few months of age, since the skull bones are the softest and most malleable then. The craniofacial team that evaluates a child will recommend the best surgery based on which suture closed prematurely, the degree of deformity, and the age of the patient. For more information, read about surgery for craniosynostosis, download our Parent's Guide, and watch the videos below.
Learn About Craniosynostosis
Understand how an infant skull develops, what goes wrong in the condition known as craniosynostosis, and how we repair it.
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About Helmet Therapy
Learn how post-surgical helmets allow us to offer a minimally invasive surgical option
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Craniosynostosis Before and After
Meet some of the patients who have been through surgery for craniosynostosis, with before and after photos
Patient stories >
Dr. Caitlin Hoffman and Dr. Thomas Imahiyerobo of the NewYork-Presbyterian Craniosynostosis Program review some of the most commonly asked questions parents have about craniosynostosis.
Our Care Team
- Victor and Tara Menezes Clinical Scholar in Neuroscience
- Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery in Pediatrics
- Vice Chairman, Neurological Surgery
- Director, Pediatric Neurological Surgery
- Plastic Surgeon
- Pediatric Neurosurgical Craniofacial Program Coordinator