Plastic Surgery

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Plastic Surgery

The effect of a visible disfigurement can be devastating for a child’s development, confidence and self-esteem, particularly when the deformity is on the face.

At Valley Children’s, our pediatric plastic surgery department treats physical disfigurement for neonates, infants, adolescents and young adults. Our surgeons specialize in the correction and management of congenital, traumatic and acquired conditions, including hand abnormalities, cleft lip and palate disorders, craniofacial and vascular anomalies. Each year, the department performs more than 1,200 plastic surgery procedures and sees over 9,000 outpatient visits.

Surgical procedures are usually done on an outpatient, day-surgery basis, which reduces stress to our young patients and encourages faster recovery time.

Emphasis on patient comfort and care is reflected in our outstanding patient and family satisfaction scores. In a recent 2017 survey, Valley Children’s plastic surgery outpatient department scored 90.6 percent on overall patient and family satisfaction.

Learn more about our comprehensive services and conditions we treat.

Patient Stories

Complex Care Gives Landon New Reasons to Smile

Jennifer and Jason Rice felt shock and fear when they learned their son Landon would be born with a cleft lip – a defect many people think only occurs in developing nations. That fear quickly dissipated, however, when the couple met Dr. Mimi Chao, a pediatric plastic surgeon at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera. “She knew exactly what she was talking about,” Jennifer recalled. “She put us at ease.” “There were other places we could have gone, but we chose Valley Children’s,” Jason said of our pediatric medical facility more than two hours from their Atascadero home. “They hire only experts.”

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News & Announcements


Valley Children’s Honored as “Best Children’s Hospital” by The Women’s Choice Award for Second Year in a Row

(Madera, California) – For the second year in a row, Valley Children’s Hospital has been named as a Best ...