The Craniofacial & Plastic Surgery Center of Houston

713-461-8866 920 Frostwood Dr. Suite 690, Houston, TX 77024
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Truly One on One Patient Care

Dr. Payne brings experienced training to treat people in need of specialized craniomaxillofacial reconstructive surgery and plastic surgery. His emphasis is on treating each individual and family with quality personal care. He is focused on your comfort and guiding you through the process to achieve the best possible outcome. After a thorough consultation with our surgeon, you will be given the best treatment plan. Dr. Payne works with the best specialists to assist in treating your craniofacial needs.

  • Cleft Lip & Palate
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Craniofacial Syndromes
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Ear Deformities
  • Nasal and Facial reconstruction
  • Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Skin Lesions
  • Other Reconstructive Procedures
Conditions Treated

What is a Craniofacial Surgeon?

Craniofacial surgery is a sub specialty of plastic surgery involved with the skull and facial bones as well as the relationship with the skin, muscle, fat, nerves and surrounding structures of the face. A craniofacial surgeon is trained in treating three main categories: Reconstruction of traumatic injuries, reconstruction of congenital deformities or birth defects, and reconstruction of defects resulting from tumor or cancer surgery.

Who We Are

Dr. Eric Payne has trained in plastic surgery and craniofacial surgery. He has extensive experience in treating craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery disorders. He is dedicated to providing premier service for yourself or your child. Dr. Payne is interested in cleft lip and palate surgery as well as orthognathic or jaw surgery. Treating infants with premature fusion of skull sutures also known as craniosynostosis has been at the forefront of his training.

His team will put you at ease and guide you through the process of treating your child. His goal is to give you as much information as possible. With a convenient location at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital you will find free parking, easy access to our facilities and confidently trained staff to guide you through the process.

We accept all insurance plans and have expertise in navigating the systems with you and your family. We welcome all new patients and look forward to developing a long term relationship.

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Dr. Cook

Phileemon Eric Payne M.D. is a native Texan and grew up in the southwest. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and earned his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 2004. While a student he gained an appreciation for plastic and reconstructive surgery, specifically in craniofacial surgery. His passion for helping people was instilled by his parents.

Dr. Payne, after completing his medicine degree in California, returned to Texas to begin training in general surgery at Texas Tech University Health Science Center, El Paso. During Dr. Payne’s time in El Paso, he traveled several times to Juarez Mexico to treat underserved children with cleft lip and palate deformities. This experience further confirmed his passion to pursue craniofacial and plastic surgery.

After completing his chief year of surgery training, Dr. Payne was accepted to the University of Texas at Houston to complete plastic surgery training. During his two years in Houston he learned about the need for helping children born with craniofacial deformities in the Houston area. Dr. Payne finished an additional year of training in Dallas at Medical City Hospital in the subspecialty of craniofacial surgery. During his time in Dallas continued participating in humanitarian mission trips to India and Zimbabwe to treat children with cleft and craniofacial deformities.

After training in Dallas Dr. Payne decided to open a private practice in Houston Texas focused on providing top quality care to children with craniofacial deformities. The Craniofacial and Plastic Surgery Center Houston was established to create a center of excellence in the fourth largest city in the United States.

Dr. Payne

Phileemon Eric Payne M.D. is a native Texan and grew up in the southwest. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and earned his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 2004. While a student he gained an appreciation for plastic and reconstructive surgery, specifically in craniofacial surgery. His passion for helping people was instilled by his parents.

Dr. Payne, after completing his medicine degree in California, returned to Texas to begin training in general surgery at Texas Tech University Health Science Center, El Paso. During Dr. Payne’s time in El Paso, he traveled several times to Juarez Mexico to treat underserved children with cleft lip and palate deformities. This experience further confirmed his passion to pursue craniofacial and plastic surgery.

After completing his chief year of surgery training, Dr. Payne was accepted to the University of Texas at Houston to complete plastic surgery training. During his two years in Houston he learned about the need for helping children born with craniofacial deformities in the Houston area. Dr. Payne finished an additional year of training in Dallas at Medical City Hospital in the subspecialty of craniofacial surgery. During his time in Dallas continued participating in humanitarian mission trips to India and Zimbabwe to treat children with cleft and craniofacial deformities.

After training in Dallas Dr. Payne decided to open a private practice in Houston Texas focused on providing top quality care to children with craniofacial deformities. The Craniofacial and Plastic Surgery Center Houston was established to create a center of excellence in the fourth largest city in the United States.

Dr. Patel

shitelDr. Shitel Patel is a board certified general surgeon. He earned his medical degree from the University of South Florida, and completed his general surgery residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. He followed this with a three-year plastic surgery residency at the University of Texas Houston. His extensive training has given him access to a comprehensive range of leading plastic surgery techniques, allowing him to advance his skills in a multitude of areas. Most importantly, Dr. Patel’s experience has informed his patient-first approach, which respects the sensitivity of each concern and the well-being of the child. His passion for the field drives him to achieve the best possible outcome today and in the future.

Dr. Patel bolstered his medical training with a Fellowship in Pediatric and Craniofacial Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, located in Dallas. Under the guidance of numerous leaders in the field, Dr. Patel developed the skills to effectively address a wide range of complex concerns. Furthermore, he enjoys the challenges and rewards inherent in treating children. Dr. Patel remains at the forefront of pediatric plastic surgery techniques and technology, an ever-evolving area that allows him to provide balanced and appropriate care for each child. At our practice, Dr. Patel performs an expansive array of plastic and craniofacial procedures, including treatment for cleft lip and palate, facial traumatic injuries, and a variety of ear deformities. His expertise is backed by his friendly, gentle demeanor and attentive approach.

In his career, Dr. Patel has published a number of articles in leading medical journals, including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery. Furthermore, he has had the opportunity to present at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the Texas Society for Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Patel lives in Houston with his wife and daughter and their Shetland Sheepdog.

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