Craniosynostosis Program

Surgery for Craniosynostosis

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. 

Normal sutures in healthy infant skull

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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Helmet Therapy for Craniosynostosis



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


Craniosynostosis Before and After
Meet some of the patients who have been through surgery for craniosynostosis, with before and after photos 
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Craniosynostosis Program at Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center

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
  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery in Pediatrics
Phone: 212-746-2363
  • Vice Chairman, Neurological Surgery
  • Director, Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Phone: 212-746-2363
  • Plastic Surgeon
Phone: (212) 305-5868
  • Pediatric Neurosurgical Craniofacial Program Coordinator
Phone: 212-746-2363
Our hearts go out to Teddi Mellencamp and her husband, Edwin Arroyave, whose five-month-old daughter, Dove, will soon undergo surgery for lambdoid craniosynostosis. We know how frightening it is to find out your child needs surgery – we are parents...

Weill Cornell Medicine Brain & Spine Center 525 East 68 Street, Box 99 New York, NY 10065 Phone: 866-426-7787