Paediatric Craniofacial Surgery

Any abnormal shape of child’s head and face requires medical attention. In common terms these constitute the craniofacial anomalies / craniosynostoses.
The treatment involves reconstructive surgeries to preserve or restore brain function (by reducing pressure on brain and airway issues) and improve aesthetics/appearance of face. The ultimate aim of the treatment in any child with these conditions, primarily involves around delivering a comprehensive care, to give them a normal childhood and future.
Serving this goal is our division of Paediatric Craniofacial Surgery, which is one of the very few dedicated divisions in the state of Kerala and the country treating craniofacial problems in kids. In the last few years, the division has emerged as one of the leading treatment and academic centres in the country for craniofacial problems in children.

Amrita Paediatric Craniofacial Team

The surgical team of Amrita Paediatric Craniofacial Surgery unit consists of:

  • Paediatric neurosurgeon - Dr. Suhas Udayakumaran
  • Craniomaxillofacial surgeon - Dr. Pramod Subash
  • Plastic surgeon - Dr. Jimmy Mathew
  • Paediatric geneticist - Dr. Sheela Nampoothri
  • Paediatric neuro-ophthalmologist - Dr. Natasha Radhakrishnan
  • Paediatric orthodontist - Dr. Maria John Kuriakose
  • Clinical Psychologist - Laxmi Saranya

Services Offered

  • Correction of craniofacial anomalies/ craniosynostoses (abnormal shapes of head and associated problems)
  • Simple/single craniosynostoses (coronal synostoses, sagittal synostoses, metopic synostoses lambdoid synostoses)
  • Complex craniosynostoses (syndromic viz. crouzons, aperts, pfeiffers etc)
  • Secondary craniosynostoses (post vp shunt etc)
    The options available are open remodelling, distraction and endoscopic with helmet application
  • Hypertelorism correction
  • Correction midface anomalies
  • Traumatic craniofacial deformities
  • Sleep study for related airway issues
  • Correction of other abnormalities like syndactyly of fingers, rhinoplasty
  • Revision surgery for previously operated craniosynostoses
  • Antenatal counselling for fetal craniofacial pathologies

Doctors /Faculties

Contact Us

Emergency Contact
  • Phone: 0484 - 6681309, 0484-2851309, Extn: 1357
  • Email: suhasudayakumaran@aims.amrita.edu
Ambulance Service
  • Phone: 0484 - 2856041, 0484-6686041
  • Fax: 0484 - 2856035
  • Email: ambulanceservices@aims.amrita.edu