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, including multi-suture and syndromic craniosynostosis, download our Parent's Guide, and watch the videos below.
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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.