Internationally-recognized pediatric neurosurgeon David F. Jimenez, M.D and his wife, world renowned plastic surgeon Constance M. Barone, M.D, developed the Endoscopic-Assisted Craniectomy more than two decades ago. Their goal was to decrease complications, surgical trauma and blood transfusions in children in need of treatment for craniosynostosis. In addition to being renowned surgeons, they are parents, and they knew they would not want their child to have to undergo a major surgery if excellent results could be achieved in a less invasive way.
Drs. David Jimenez and Constance Barone have performed this technique more than 500 times on babies as young as two weeks old. And they take great pride in sharing the stories of the children they’ve cared for who are now growing up to live healthy, normal lives.
Because of their strong belief that this less invasive approach is best for children, they have trained dozens of neurosurgeons and craniofacial teams from around the world in their technique. While many of these surgeons have developed practices to make this procedure more readily available, Drs. Jimenez and Barone have performed more endoscopic-assisted craniectomies than any other surgeons worldwide.
Because of that expertise, parents from more than a dozen countries have traveled thousands of miles to bring their babies to University Health System in San Antonio, Texas to be cared for by Dr. Jimenez and Dr. Barone.