Craniofacial surgery

Dr Mark Moore is now the senior cleft lip and palate surgeon in the South Australian statewide cleft service and the Head of Unit of the Australian Craniofacial Unit (ACFU) at the Women's and Children's Hospital (WCH) in Adelaide, and is overseeing the transition and ongoing improvement of this unit after the retirement of its founding HOU Professor David.

The full Craniofacial team comprises:

  • Craniofacial surgeons
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Plastic surgeons
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Ear Nose and Throat surgeons
  • Paediatric dentists
  • Orthodontists
  • Speech pathologists
  • Paediatricians - respiratory, general etc.
  • Social workers
  • Psychologists / neuropsychologists

Other specialists may be called upon depending on the overlap of the craniofacial condition with other bodily functions.

The craniofacial conditions treated include:

  • Craniosynostosis, both simple and syndromic
  • Cleft lip and palate, including velocardiofacial syndrome (VCFS), Stickler syndrome, Van der Woude syndrome
  • Craniofacial clefting conditions, including Hemifacial microsomia (HFM) and Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS)
  • Facial hypoplastic and atrophic conditions, including hemifacial atrophy (Parry- Romberg syndrome), linear scleroderma and Binder syndrome
  • Facial overgrowth syndromes, including hemifacial hypertrophy and Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome
  • Craniofacial tumours, including dermoid cysts, fibrous dysplasia, neurofibromatosis and encephalocele
  • Facial and craniofacial trauma / fractures
  • Dentofacial deformities / primary jaw growth discrepancies