Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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Appointments 1.800.543.7362 

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Care at 8 locations

The Division of Pediatric Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Lurie Children’s has an outstanding reputation for treating infants, children and teens who have defects that are congenital (present at birth) or acquired. We see more patients than any other pediatric plastic surgery service in Illinois.

Our specialists​ have extensive experience in treating children of all ages. We work in multidisciplinary teams that include the following pediatric specialists:

  • Board-certified plastic surgeons
  • Dentists, including orthodontists and oral surgeons​
  • Dermatologists
  • Ear, nose and throat doctors (otolaryngologists)
  • Interventional radiologists​
  • Psychologists
  • An advanced practice nurse and pediatric nurses
  • Social workers
  • Speech therapists

The team also draws on the expertise of nearly all of the hospital’s pediatric specialties.

The division head, Arun Gosain, MD, joined Lurie Children’s in 2012, bringing his expertise in facial reanimation surgery to treat paralyzed facial muscles, in addition to his broad interest in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery. Dr. Gosain is board certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery and has more than 20 years of experience in plastic surgery. He received advanced training in craniofacial surgery, hand surgery and microsurgery.

App​roach

We believe in family-centered care​, which means we take care of the whole family and ensure they’re deeply involved in their child’s care. Family education and counseling is a major emphasis of our care.

A multidisciplinary team of experienced healthcare providers will treat your child. Multidisciplinary teams are essential for treating the many complex conditions that need plastic surgery. The division has an active part in several large multidisciplinary teams at Lurie Children’s, including those listed below.

Cleft-Crani​​ofacial

This team treats cleft lip and palate and other abnormalities of the head (cranium) and face. Along with plastic surgeons, this team includes pediatric specialists from audiology, dentistry, genetics, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, oral surgery, orthodontics, otolaryngology, psychology, social services and speech and language pathology.

Vascular Lesions

This team treats abnormalities of the blood vessels (vascular lesions) involving the skin and soft tissues. These lesions include hemangiomas, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), venous malformations and lymphatic malformations. Joining plastic surgeons on this team are pediatric specialists from dermatology, interventional radiology, genetics, hematology, general pediatric surgery, ophthalmology, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, psychology, rehabilitative services and social services.

Cosmetic Surgeries

Our plastic surgeons also perform cosmetic surgeries in teenagers. These procedures include rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), body contouring (such as liposuction) and enhancement of facial contour.

Conditions We Treat

Our pediatric plastic surgeons diagnose and treat both rare and common disorders that affect the function and appearance of the body. Our physicians make every attempt to stay at the forefront of treatment advances, making sure they provide our patients with the best care possible. We take specialized and evidence-based approaches to diagnosing and treating children’s plastic surgery needs.

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Our Programs

The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has developed specialized programs to treat certain conditions in the most comprehensive way possible. Browse our list of programs to learn more.

Tests & Treatments

Our physicians make every attempt to stay at the forefront of treatment advances, making sure they provide our patients with the best care possible. We take specialized and evidence-based approaches to diagnosing children’s conditions, and then seek out the best plastic surgery. Learn more about our specialized treatments by reviewing the following information:

Appointments

If you’d like to request an appointment with one of our specialists, call 1.800.543.7362 (1.800.KIDS DOC®).

Research

Along with scientists, our physicians actively conduct laboratory research​. The goal is to translate these findings to the bedside and improve surgical results in children.

Philanthropy

Private contributions help support exciting new research discoveries in pediatric plastic surgery. Gifts also allow us to hire talented healthcare professionals and train tomorrow’s specialists. We are also developing a fund for the treatment of children who may not otherwise have access to healthcare.

Your support is vital in helping us continue to make a difference in the lives of patients and families. Lurie Children’s relies on philanthropic funding to enhance its programs, services and research for children. To learn more, please e-mail the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Foundation at foundation@luriechildrens.org or call 312.227.7500.