Congenital anomalies or birth defects are anatomical and functional alterations that appear when the baby is developing in the uterus. They cause partial or total absence of a body part or a lack of functionality in an anatomical structure.
Their causes are normally genetic or can be due to nutritional deficits, environmental factors or the consumption of harmful substances.
With reconstructive surgery, the aim is to return functionality to the affected area and to obtain, simultaneously, an anatomically and aesthetically correct shape.
Take into account
Each case will need a different surgery in time and techniques applied. The doctor makes an initial assessment and informs the patient of the number of estimated surgeries and the recovery time of each of them.
The most common anomalies that we treat are:
- Cleft lip and cleft palate
- Alterations of the scull and facial skeleton (craniosynostosis)
- Anomalies in the development of the hand (syndactyly, polydactyly, clefts hand, etc.)
- Microtia (absence of the pinna or external ear)
- Genitourinary anomalies (hypospadias…)
- Improved health
- Improvement or recovery of functions
- Recovered identity and body image
- Emotional recovery
- Improved self-esteem