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Pediatric Plastic Surgery

The goal of the Pediatric Plastic Surgery team Monroe Carell is to help children live with the highest level of function, quality of life and confidence possible. Using a family-centered approach to care, we offer diagnosis and treatment of physical differences, whether from birth, or due to illness or a traumatic event.

Together with medical and surgical specialties throughout Monroe Carell, our board-certified plastic surgeons work in specialty areas including craniofacial anomalies, pediatric hand and upper extremities, fetal surgery, craniosynostosis and general pediatric plastic surgery. 

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Meet Your Care Team

Michael S. Golinko
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Michael S. GolinkoBS, MD

    Cleft Lip and Palate, Craniofacial Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Lax Bhandari

Lax BhandariMD

    Fractures, Hand Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Peripheral Nerve, Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Stephane A. Braun
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Stephane A. BraunMD

    Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate, Fetal Surgery for Spina Bifida, Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Shady Elmaraghi

Shady ElmaraghiMD

    Fractures, Hand Surgery, Nerve, Orthopaedics, Peripheral Nerve, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Microsurgery
Izabela A. Galdyn

Izabela A. GaldynMD

    Cleft Lip and Palate, Ear Deformities, Facial Paralysis, Hand Surgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Peripheral Nerve, Plastic Surgery
Matthew E. Pontell

Matthew E. PontellMD

    Congenital Abnormalities Presenting in the Newborn Period, Craniofacial Surgery, Facial and Jaw Reconstruction, Neonatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Cleft Lip and Palate
Olivia M. Bittles
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Olivia M. BittlesPA

    Fractures, Hand Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Caroline A. Casiano

Caroline A. CasianoPA-C

    Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Clare E. Gargaro

Clare E. GargaroPA, MHSA

    Cleft Lip and Palate, Ear Deformities, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Cleft Lip and Palate, Pediatric Ear Deformities, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Cheryl P. Que

Cheryl P. QueAPRN

    Craniofacial Surgery, Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Why Choose Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Monroe Carell

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    Highest-level NICU

    The NICU at Monroe Carell is rated Level IV by the American Academy of Pediatrics. This is the highest possible classification. It means your baby will not be transported to another hospital, no matter how serious or complex their condition. Vanderbilt has specialists in both medical and surgical care, as well as specially trained anesthesiologists, who only treat children. This includes the smallest babies born before term.

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    Experienced care

    You have access to top doctors and leading-edge treatments at Monroe Carell, as well as our unique team approach to care. Plastic Surgery has been a core service at Vanderbilt for nearly 100 years, and one of the most well-developed programs in the nation. We focus our skills and compassion on delivering the best possible care and family experience.

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    Trauma care

    Our team is equipped to handle many conditions, including facial trauma, head injuries, burns and other complex wounds. Our surgeons have advanced training and expertise in reconstructive microsurgery. We work closely with our orthopaedic trauma and cancer surgeons before, during and after surgery.

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    Facial reconstruction

    Our facial reconstructive and reanimation services can help normal growth and development of the skull and face. Our pediatric craniofacial surgeons specialize in repair and reconstruction of broken facial or skull bones and cuts, no matter the size or complexity. We specialize in caring for children with facial weakness, paralysis, and asymmetry.

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    Burn reconstruction

    Our burn reconstruction services, using laser treatment and surgery, offers the most advanced treatments and rehabilitative care for pediatric burn injuries.

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    Pioneering surgery

    Vanderbilt pioneered in utero repair of myelomeningocele, a type of spina bifida, in 1997. A seven-year National Institutes of Health-funded trial, Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS), showed a clear benefit for babies who undergo fetal surgery to treat spina bifida.

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    Recognized care

    We are nationally accredited by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA). This means we meet that organization’s highest standards for medical care. Our program meets the national regulations for treatment of cleft palate and craniofacial problems.

Locations

2200 Children's Way, 7th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
2200 Children's Way, 9th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.