Division of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery

Craniofacial surgery


The craniofacial unit at Tygerberg Academic Hospital/Stellenbosch University provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children with abnormalities of the face and head. This includes craniofacial deformities and cleft, lip and palate deformities. Children with craniofacial deformities have functional problems and aesthetic deformities. At our craniofacial unit children are evaluated by an audiologist, neurosurgeon, maxillofacial surgeon, orthodontist, dentist, paediatric geneticist, plastic surgeon and speech pathologist. A social worker also works with patients and parents to help them cope with the emotional stress of a disfigurement. All of these professionals are part of a multidisciplinary team.

For more details or to make an appointment, please contact:
Miss Asanda Situnda
Tel: 021 938 4681  FREE 021 938 4681
E mail: Asanda.Situnda@westerncape.gov.za