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    Pediatric Surgery - Plastic Surgery

    Chief: Henry C. Vasconez, MD, FACS
    William S. Farish, Endowed Chair, Professor of Pediatric Plastic Surgery

    Physician referral, phone consults, hospital transfers • Call UK•MDs: 1-800-888-5533
    Fax: 859-323-4607 or 859-257-6325

    At Kentucky Children’s Hospital, pediatric surgeons from the Division of Plastic Surgery utilize the most advanced procedures and technology to provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for congenital and developmental anomalies of the head, neck and hand. Our fellowship trained pediatric plastic surgeons have vast experience treating children with a wide variety of plastic surgical issues. We also offer a full range of reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries such as ear, nose and breast procedures. With a 20-year reputation as the only comprehensive craniofacial anomalies clinic in Kentucky, our reputation has brought families to us from across the Commonwealth, seeking our expertise and treatment.

    For patient appointments: 859-323-8082    Fax: 859-257-5901

  • Specialties

    • Breast deformities
    • Burn scar and scar problems
    • Cleft lip
    • Cleft palate
    • Ear-shape deformities
    • Hand and foot deformities
    • Moles and birthmarks
    • Orthognathic (jaw and upper jaw problems)
    • Skull-shape anomalies
    • Vascular anomalies (hemangiomas, vascular malformations)
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery Specialty Services

    Craniofacial Services
    As the only comprehensive craniofacial anomalies clinic in Kentucky, our highly trained physicians employ a multidisciplinary approach to treating patients with craniofacial anomalies and birth defects of the skull and face. The team of caregivers includes plastic surgeons, pediatricians, radiologists, pediatric anesthesiologists, ophthalmologists, orthodontists, otolaryngologists, psychologists, pulmonologists and social workers whose combined efforts provide comprehensive care for children with craniofacial reconstruction.

    Hand Surgery
    Hand surgery and hand injuries are handled by our pediatric plastic surgeons. The scope of our practice includes the treatment of simple birth differences and complex congenital and acquired problems, such as peripheral nerve compressive syndromes and replantation.

    Prenatal Counseling
    Many congenital differences can be detected early with prenatal ultrasounds. Our prenatal counseling services help parents and families understand what to expect after the birth of their child and the possible treatment options. Congenital differences can be lifelong issues. It is never too early to begin discussion and proper planning.

    Pediatric Plastic Surgery
    Children can be born with ear, nose, breast, hand, foot and birthmark differentiation. These differences can also be acquired through traumatic injuries, cancers and other medical problems. As pediatric plastic surgeons, reconstructing and returning these differences to a more normal state is our primary objective. We understand that these differences can be difficult, so we strive to approach reconstruction with the sensitivity and individual care that each patient deserves.

  • Our Mission

    Pediatric plastic surgery specifically focuses on addressing the unique issues that can accompany plastic surgery in the pediatric population. Children are in a state of constant growth, and this developmental process requires different surgical approaches than would be utilized on an adult population. Our pediatric plastic surgeons understand that no two children are exactly alike, and we treat all of our patients with this in mind, paying close attention to the details and particularities that make each child unique.

  • Clinic locations 

  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery

    Kentucky Clinic
    Second Floor, Wing C, Room E101
    740 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536-0284

    This is a clinic of the University of Kentucky Hospital, also known as UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital. Read more »

    Call 859-323-8082
    Fax 859-257-5901

  • Mailing Address

    Department of Surgery
    Division of Plastic Surgery
    Kentucky Clinic, K454
    740 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536