Craniofacial Abnormalities

Craniofacial abnormalities are birth defects that happen on the face or head. One craniofacial abnormality, cleft palate, is very common, but others are very rare.

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Facial Plastic Surgery Center

Tufts Medical Center in Boston offers a wide range of facial surgery options performed by top facial plastic and reconstructive surgery specialists.
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Minimally Invasive + Endoscopic Neurosurgery Program

Our Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Neurosurgery Program provides a safer and less disruptive procedure when compared to open surgery. Find out if it’s right for you.
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Doctors + Care Team

Carl B. Heilman, MD

Carl B. Heilman, MD

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Accepting New Patients

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Title(s): Neurosurgeon-in-Chief; Chairman of Neurosurgery; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurosurgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5860
Fax #: 617-636-7587

Meningiomas, acoustic neuromas, skull base surgery, pituitary surgery, Chiari surgery

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Arnold S. Lee, MD

Arnold S. Lee, MD

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Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Director, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Co-Director, Cleft Lip and Palate Program; Otolaryngologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Otolaryngology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7702
Fax #: 617-636-1479

Facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, aesthetic facial plastic surgery, aging face rejuvenation, face lifts, brow lifts, blepharoplasty, septal deviation, rhinoplasty/revision rhinoplasty, cosmetic filler, lipodystrophy & lipatrophy of the head, face and neck, Mohs reconstruction, cleft lip and palate, trauma and craniofacial surgery, mandible and facial fractures, nasal obstruction, head and neck reconstruction following cancer resection

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Adel M. Malek, MD, PhD

Adel M. Malek, MD, PhD

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Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Chief, Neurovascular Surgery; Director, Cerebrovascular & Endovascular Division Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurosurgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8200
Fax #: 617-636-7587

Aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, dural fistulas, subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracranial atherosclerosis, arterial dissection

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