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Hope and Support

NextGenFace eases the tremendous burden placed on families with children with craniofacial conditions by assisting them in identifying a comprehensive and coordinated approach to treatment. The team confers with patients and their families to identify their unique medical, surgical, dental and psychosocial needs and then assists them in identifying the requisite experts.

More than Just Surgery

We also identify social workers, psychologists and speech therapists who have expertise working with patients with craniofacial conditions of all ages. These professionals guide patients and their families through the entire treatment protocol which includes pre and post surgical support and often continues for many years.   

NextGenFace hosts family support groups as well as other social networking activities to foster a sense of community to help patients and their families navigate their journey.

Exceptional care for extraordinary families

Craniofacial anomalies are a highly diverse group of complex congenital abnormalities. Craniofacial conditions involve all of the functions of the head and neck region including eating, breathing, smelling, vision, hearing and cognition. The diverse needs of a child with a craniofacial condition frequently require specialists in the fields of reconstructive surgery, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, psychology, speech therapy, audiology and nutrition.

We pride ourselves on our culture. Our doctors have decades of experience working together. They not only respect each other, they like each other, which significantly impacts the patient experience. Conferences with the patient, family and all of the appropriate doctors are held so that families do not have to travel from one doctor to another and a comprehensive treatment plan may be formulated.

Thanks to generous donors, NextGenFace provides services to patients and their families regardless of their ability to pay. We are a registered 501(c)(3) organization and charitable donations are greatly appreciated.

Experienced and Caring Staff

NextGenFace assigns an experienced and caring staff member to provide information on relevant services and refers the family to a team of internationally recognized doctors at Lenox Hill Hospital. Our doctors are leaders in their field and are committed to delivering state of the art care in craniofacial surgery. Lenox Hill Hospital is part of Northwell Health, the largest provider of medical services in New York State, offering NextGenFace patients the full range of medical services.

While NextGenFace focuses mainly on young children and their families, NextGenFace serves patients of all ages. Patients with craniofacial conditions often require care beyond their childhood years while other patients may present themselves after a traumatic injury or cancer diagnosis. NextGenFace serves patients from around the globe as a virtual advisory center with a coordination team located in New York City.

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Our goal is to ease the tremendous burden placed on families with children with craniofacial conditions by assisting them in identifying a comprehensive and coordinated approach to treatment
 

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