Craniosynostosis Surgery in New York and Long Island

Craniosynostosis Surgery in New York and Long Island

Craniosynostosis Surgery New York and Long Island Craniosynostosis is a fusion of the growth plates (sutures) of the skull that may affect as many as 1/2000 children. Affected infants present with either flattening or protrusion of the forehead or occiput (back of the head) and may also have deformities of the ears and orbits (eye sockets). Early fusion of the sutures can cause not only an aesthetic deformity but also may increase the pressure on the brain (known as...

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Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgeon of Long Island and New York City

Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgeon of Long Island and New York City Dr. Bastidas was recently recruited to the North Shore-LIJ Health System in April 2013. He will be spearheading the development of the Institute of Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery for Cohen Children’s Medical Center. As a full-time assistant professor he dedicates his clinical work and research to further improve the lives of his patients and treat complex deformities. Dr. Bastidas...

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Aesthetic Surgery

Aesthetic Surgery

Aesthetic Surgery Aesthetic surgery is often desired to help improve the form of the face and body and to regain youthfulness.  Dr. Bastidas is well trained in aesthetic surgery and can offer his patients excellent results with the following procedures: Breast implants/reduction/lift Dr. Bastidas performs breast augmentation surgery with either silicone or saline implants to help achieve a natural result with ample cleavage.  This procedure may be combined with a breast...

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Breast Surgery (Pediatrics)

  Breast Surgery Poland syndrome and tuberous breast are two relatively common breast deformities. Poland syndrome involves malformation of the breast, pectoralis muscle and possibly the hand. A tuberous breast constricts the breast base, leading to widening of the areola and a narrow asymmetric breast. Both conditions can be treated with surgery and may involve placement of a breast implant. Dr. Nicholas Bastidas is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in...

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Vascular Malformation

Vascular Malformation

  Vascular Malformation Vascular malformations are abnormal growths of either arteries, veins, lymphatic vessels and capillaries.   Port wine stain (see photos), is a capillary malformation, and may affect a significant area of the face.  Capillary malformations may be more receptive to laser surgery treatment, though many laser procedures are often required to see a benefit and relapse is unfortunately common. Arterial malformations are often pulsatile and can be very...

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Hemangioma

Hemangioma

    Hemangioma A hemangioma is a benign vascular tumor that may be present at birth or appear shortly after birth.  It may grow rapidly from a small pin sized red dot to a large mass (tumor) during the first few months of life.  The tumors are composed of small blood vessels (capillaries) that may ulcerate causing pain or may even bleed.  Most fade away to a fleshy colored fatty mass in later childhood (5-7yrs old) but often require surgical excision to improve...

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