Paediatric Maxillofacial Surgery
The Paediatric Maxillofacial Surgery Unit is proud of its extensive experience in the treatment of complex cranioencephaly malformations. We should also highlight the treatment of paediatric maxilofacial tumours.
Our team is made up of paediatric surgeons who are a part of the Paediatric Surgery Department, and surgeons from the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department.
One example of the work our team carries out is the application of nasoalveolar modelling (NAM) technique to treat children suffering from cleft lip and palate. This treatment is incorporated in the protocol of comprehensive treatment offered to such patients at our centre. This helps surgeons and improves the aesthetic and functional results of reconstructive surgery, as it reduces the severity of the deformity and can easily be carried out in the consultation in a way that is safe and pain-free.
Portfolio of services
- Adenopathies on the face and neck
- Oral surgery
- Bimaxillary orthognathic surgery
- Bone surgery
- Bone distraction
- Bone grafts
- Facial clefts
- Fibrosis of the sternocleidomastoid
- Cleft palates
- Dental fractures
- Orbital fractures
- Zygomatic fractures
- Maxillary fractures
- Nasal fractures
- Major congenital craniofacial malformations
- Haemangiomas on face and neck
- Infections due to atypical mycobacteria
- Face and neck lymphangiomas
- Cleft lip in all varieties
- Macrostomy, microstomy
- Auricular malformations (microtia, deformities, malpositions, pre-ear fistulas, etc.)
- Dental malformations (mesiodens, hyperdontia, ectopies, inclusions, etc.)
- Congenital facial malformations
- Nasal malformations
- Orbital malformations
- Malformations of the eyelids (blepharophimosis, epicanthus, etc.)
- Parotid (tumours, chronic parotiditis, lithiasis, etc.)
- Cervical pathology: branchial cysts, thyroglossal cyst, etc. Fistulas. Fissures. Cervical tumours. Lymphangiomas. Haemangiomas
- Pathology of salivary glands
- Lip and tongue plastics
- Bone cysts
- Reconstruction of malformations (agenesis, dysmorphia, etc.)
- Complex craniofacial reconstructions with multiple fractures
- Complex reconstructions of soft tissue wounds and sequelae
- Sequelae of cleft lip (lip, nose)
- Apert Syndrome
- Crouzon Syndrome
- Syndrome of the first branchial arch
- Sublingual (ranula)
- Submaxillary (tumours, chronic submaxillitis, lithiasis, etc.)
- Malignant and benign tumours in the craniofaciocervical region of soft and bony parts
- Tumours in salivary glands
- Soft tissue tumours (mucoceles, fibroma, epulis, etc.)
Fermín Fernández Álvarez, Porter Coordinator, explains the importance of the role these professionals play in the hospital. After 36 years at Vall d’Hebron, Fermín is a real master of the ways things are done. He says that a porter has to combine humility, discretion and safety with a single goal: that patients receive human and friendly treatment.
The constant search for excellence is part of Hospital Vall d’Hebron’s nature. The biggest hospital in Catalonia and the leader in many fields, headed since February 2015 by Dr. Vicenç Martínez Ibáñez, who has a close personal and professional relationship with the Hospital. Dr. Martínez Ibáñez says that if Vall d’Hebron did not exist, it would need to be invented. The current director trained at the hospital, where he was one of the protagonists of an historic moment: the first paediatric liver transplant in Spain. Now, he is committed to continuing this legacy and, always putting the patient first, achieving excellence across all staff.
The Neonatology Department’s Sibling Project is a workshop for the siblings of new-born babies admitted to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit in the Vall d’Hebron Maternity and Children's Hospital. Through simulated games and situations, the project prepares them to get used to seeing their younger siblings in a hospital medical setting.
Vall d’Hebron University Hospital’s kitchen serves more than 1,000 meals a day, twice a day, not counting breakfast. A reality that José Parrilla and Carmina Esteban know all too well.From three kitchens to one and from coal to gas. That is how the hospital’s catering service has evolved. A place where the needs of each patient must be taken into account and where there is room for small, juicy anecdotes.
The former head of the Thoracic Surgery Department, Dr. Mercè Canela, recently retired, recalls the important evolution of the Department to become a leader in Spain and a lung transplant pioneer. A task made possible thanks to collaboration with professionals from other departments, an added value in the personal and team environment.
Rosalia Moure arrived at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in 1967. She spent her entire working life in the linen and laundry department of the Hospital. Rosalia Moure has witnessed the Hospital’s big transformations, from dictatorship to democracy and from analogue to digital systems.
Dr. Josep Sánchez de Toledo Codina, head of the Paediatric Haematology and Oncology Department, tells us about a Department that has laid the foundations for the specialism in Spain. He also remembers the evolution of transplants from haematopoietic stem cells and progenitors, from the beginning, buying the material at a shop in Barcelona city centre, to the more than 1,200 transplants that have now been performed.
Dr. Francesc Bosch, Head of the Haematology Department, talks about the complexity of the Department, which has turned Vall d’Hebron into a reference centre in haematology thanks to its commitment to transplants and the use of new treatments. The Clinical Trials Unit helps a lot, giving access to treatments for complex patients.