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Houston Cranio Facial

Multi-Specialty Team

Providing exceptional care is our number one priority, which is why we utilize an extensively trained multi-specialty medical team in our practice. Dr. Eric Payne, our experienced craniofacial surgeon, collaborates with a broad range of skilled physicians in various disciplines to help ensure patients receive the best treatment possible at every stage of care. Every individual we see has unique needs. While many people will not require the services of doctors from all fields, we currently work with medical professionals from 10 distinct specialties. Combined with our state-of-the-art technology, this partnership allows us to deliver advanced treatment for a comprehensive range of congenital and acquired conditions.

We have provided additional information about the various medical disciplines that contribute to our multi-specialty team approach. If you have other questions or wish to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.

  • ENT/Otolaryngology: Standing for ears, nose, throat, an ENT or otolaryngologist is trained to address disorders related to the tissues and structures of the head and neck.
  • Speech Therapy: Patients who experience difficulties speaking and with language can benefit from speech therapy. Speech pathology can be due to structural issues like cleft palate as well as neurological concerns.
  • Orthodontics: The field of orthodontics deals in the treatment of dental and jaw misalignment, including crooked teeth and malocclusion (irregular bite).
  • Genetics: A geneticist studies genes, genetic variation, and heredity. Patients who may have an heritable disorder can benefit from genetics screening, which can provide insight into their condition and whether it could be passed on to future generations.
  • Anesthesiology: An anesthesiologist administers local and general anesthetic during surgery, and monitors patient well-being throughout the procedure. We work with only board certified anesthesiologists to provide highest level of safety possible.
  • Neurosurgery: A neurosurgeon diagnoses and treats a range of disorders involving the nervous system (central and peripheral), which can include congenital disorders, trauma, infections of the brain or spine, and other issues.
  • Oral Surgery: Oral and maxillofacial surgeons address injuries or disorders affecting the head, neck, face, and jaw. This includes the soft tissues of the mouth. They typically work closely with orthodontists, dentists, and /or ENTs.
  • Dentistry: Dentists maintain the health of the teeth, gums, and oral structures, and they can treat a wide range of concerns from dental damage and decay to oral cancer. Dentists may also work closely with oral surgeons and orthodontists to improve the health and function of the mouth.
  • Social Work: Social workers are designed to help families who need assistance for a variety of reasons, including health problems like congenital disorders or other conditions. They provide advice and support to allow people to better manage problems in their everyday life. Clinical social workers can also diagnose and treat individuals with mental, behavioral, and emotional concerns.
  • Nursing: Nurses care for patients in a variety of ways and communicate information between the doctor and the patient. Additionally, nurses assist physicians during treatment, administer medication, supervise aides, and perform many other responsibilities.

If you have any questions about what a specialist does or which medical disciplines our practice works with, please contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation.