I approach all paediatric conditions with a different and unique approach. I treat all children as if they were part of my own family, and only recommend the best evidence based treatment, practiced in the best children’s hospitals.
I use minimum number of absorbable sutures, and special skin glue on the surface. This does not leave any visible marks on the skin and the result is a thin smooth line.
I see patients with complex moles jointly with our paediatric dermatologist. If it needs to be removed, I use absorbable sutures and a special skin glue on the surface. This does not leave any visible marks on the skin, and the result is a thin smooth line.
I treat all children with clefts in a team based approach, using the expertise of a feeding specialist, paediatrician and an ENT consultation. A small proportion of children need hearing tubes to be placed to improve hearing, which is done at the same time as cleft palate repair. I aim to do the cleft palate repair at 9-12 months and I address the muscle reconstruction and complete coverage of the gap with a buccal flap.
I evaluate the patient with a speech therapist and ENT consultation. We also obtain a nasoendoscopy and lateral fluorosocopy (X-Ray) to give us a complete picture of were the problem lies. Based on these reports, I address the issue with palatal lengthening/ palate re-repair or a pharyngoplasty
I evaluate the patient with a speech therapist and ENT consultation. Depending on the location on the fistula and the current speech, I recommend options for fistula closure surgery and possibly a palatal lengthening Z plasty/ buccal flap
I evaluate the child with the nose deformity with a thorough assessment. I have had extensive experience with adult nose rhinoplasties and nose reconstruction. I am well versed in dealing with the cleft nose deformity, and can offer the full range of treatment and corrective surgery.
I evaluate the child with a head deformity along with the opinion of a paediatric neurosurgeon. Following diagnosis, we obtain a CT scan and offer endoscopic correction (< 6 months age) or open correction (> 6 months age).
I address the lip and nose deformity in one operation at 3-4 months. I have pioneered a new surgical technique that completely corrects the lip and nose in the first surgery.