The Center for Endoscopic Craniosynostosis Surgery provides a less-invasive treatment for craniosynostosis for infants. World-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. David Jimenez pioneered this less-invasive procedure, called Endoscopic-assisted Craniectomy. Parents  from around the world bring their children affected by craniosynostosis to University Hospital for treatment. Below, you will find more information and before and after photos of children treated by our team with sagittal synostosis, coronal synostosis, metopic synostosis, and lambdoid synostosis.

Program Highlights:

  • Our program is led by the pioneers of endoscopic-assisted craniectomy.
  • Our team has performed this less-invasive procedure on over 550 infants, more than anyone else in the world.
  • Dr. Jimenez has trained dozens of neurosurgeons and craniofacial teams around the world to reduced surgical and anesthesia time.
  • Minimal scaring and significantly reduced need for blood transfusions.
  • One-night hospital stay.

Sagittal Suture Synostosis:

Sagittal suture synostosis is the most common type of single suture synostosis in children and affects males more than females. A premature fusion of this suture causes the head to elongate and the forehead to become prominent.

Metopic Suture Synostosis:

Metopic synostosis is a condition where the baby’s head begins to take the shape of a triangle. The metopic suture runs from the baby’s nose to the top of the head.

Coronal Suture Synostosis:

A premature fusion of the left or right coronal suture, which runs from the ear to top of the head, causing a flattening of one side of the forehead. Often times there is visible asymmetry of the eyes.

Lambdoid Suture Synostosis:

Lambdoid synostosis is the premature closure of the left or right suture, located on the back of the head. You will notice the baby’s head begin to flatten on the affected side.

Watch our procedure animations

If your child or patient might have craniosynostosis, please fill out the form below and our team will contact you within two business days.