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Head & Neck

Cleveland Clinic's craniofacial surgery for adults includes restoration or reconstruction of the head and neck area. Surgical need could range from the routine to the complex, and may be a result of such factors as:

  • Damage from cancer, infections, drugs, radiation (osteoradionecrosis)
  • Trauma
  • Congenital or post surgical deformities

Our reconstructive plastic surgeons work hand-in-hand with medical and radiation oncologists, as well as physicians who specialize in head and neck radiology and pathology, ensuring a multidisciplinary team approach offering a high quality of care for patients.

Our team of craniofacial surgeons were the first in the United States to perform a near-total facial transplant and bring a novel expertise to this field.

Research also plays a key role, as our surgeons collaborate to maximize research of aggressive melanomas of the head and neck.

Click through the images below to see patient before and after surgery images.



Pre-Op Front View Mandible Post-Op Front View Mandible

Twenty year old woman who underwent mandible reconstruction shown before surgery(left) and 6 months after the procedure (right).


To make an appointment or speak with one of our adult craniofacial and head and neck reconstructive specialists, call 216.444.2501 or toll-free at 800.223.2273 ext. 42501.

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To schedule an appointment with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon, contact the Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Institute at 216.444.5725 (or toll-free 1.800.223.2273, ext. 45725).

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To arrange a same-day visit, call 216.444.7000