Navigation Links
Surgeons Create Palate for Baby with Rare Facial Abnormality
Date:12/14/2009

Third surgery performed to implant prosthetics, enable speech

Southlake, TX (PRWEB) December 14, 2009 -- Dr. Sacha Obaid, North Texas plastic and craniofacial surgeon, www.northtexasplasticsurgery.com announced the successful operation to rebuild the facial structure of eleven-month-old John Tre "JT" Barbour at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth. JT was born with an extremely rare facial condition that he shares with only four other people in the world. The condition involved clefts on both side of his face involving his lips, cheeks, eyelids, cheek bones, eye sockets and eyes. The five-hour surgery involved recreating the roof of JT's mouth, and replacing implants for his eyes.

Dr. Obaid performed JT's third reconstruction surgery to recreate the roof of his mouth, the goal of which is to allow JT to be able to eat normally and begin to speak. During the second part of the operation, Dr. Obaid also changed JT's initial prostheses to continue expanding the bone around JT's eyes and the overlying eyelids. This procedure will ultimately allow for permanent prostheses to be made, making it difficult to detect that JT does not have real eyes.

"This was major surgery for JT, and he is doing amazingly well," says Dr. Obaid, medical director of North Texas Plastic Surgery. "He hasn't been able to speak because he needed the roof of his mouth to form words. Now, our hope is he will start saying all the words his parents have been teaching him, and that he will be able to eat a tasty Thanksgiving meal."

JT has been released from the hospital and will complete his recovery at home, just outside of Waco, Texas, with his mother, Katie Barbour, and father, US army veteran John Laura.

JT was born with a total facial cleft, affecting both sides of his face. The condition is so rare that only four other children in the world have been diagnosed with this abnormality. It's called a Bilateral Tessier #4 Facial Cleft, and J.T.'s cleft is so severe that it extended from his lips up through his jaw, cheeks, and into his eye sockets, causing him to go blind.

About North Texas Plastic Surgery

North Texas Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon, who commits his talents to craniofacial reconstruction for children afflicted with cleft lip and cleft palate, victims of facial trauma, as well as other facial differences.

Dr. Obaid also specializes in mommy makeovers, rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction.

Contact:
Suzie Robinson, APR
Atria Public Relations
214-577-9329

# # #

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/cranipfacialsurgery/plasticsurgery/prweb3328904.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. New device implanted by surgeons help paralyzed patients breathe easier
2. Burnout and mental distress strongly related to errors by US surgeons
3. Dr. Arun Gulani Listed in Forbes Magazine as One of The Leading Laser Eye Surgeons of the United States
4. Plastic Surgeons Respond To Proposed Cosmetic Surgery Tax
5. LASIK Eye Surgeons in San Diego Announce Launch of New, State-of-the-Art Website
6. Plastic Surgeons to Discuss Cleavage Rejuvenation, Do-It-Yourself Lasers and Other Hot Topics with the Media
7. VCU Medical Center Surgeons Use Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Movement Disorder Caused by Rare Pediatric Condition
8. American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting Photo Op
9. Tubal Reversal Surgeons Reverse Adiana Sterilization
10. Surgeons unanimous consensus: Needle biopsy is gold standard for breast cancer diagnosis
11. The California Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery (heart411.com) Surgeons are Leaders in Lung Cancer Surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Surgeons Create Palate for Baby with Rare Facial Abnormality 
(Date:2/13/2016)... ... February 13, 2016 , ... The ... Recovery, the leading national organization representing the growing community of recovering individuals (now ... to include Family Recovery in policies addressing addiction. , Although many of ...
(Date:2/13/2016)... ... February 13, 2016 , ... ... Society (INS) states that vein visualization technology should be used to ensure patient ... around the world, the INS Standards mandate the use of vein visualization technology ...
(Date:2/13/2016)... ... 2016 , ... DDi , a Makro company, makes ... its expertise in eClinical Solutions. DDi has built its solution competency with a ... global clients. DDi provides smarter technology for Clinical Development, Regulatory and Enterprise domains ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... DC (PRWEB) , ... February ... ... Siemens Foundation today announced a new initiative—the Siemens Foundation-PATH Ingenuity Fellowships—to develop ... The partnership will recruit top students from U.S. universities who will draw ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... ... Each year, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) offers a Combined Sections ... Center. Almost 10,000 physical therapists across the country are expected to attend this annual ... chosen field and network with their colleagues. As in years past, HydroWorx is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/12/2016)... Feb. 12, 2016  SI-BONE, Inc., a medical device company that ... a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) device indicated for fusion for certain ... Inc. (NGS), the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) covering the states of ... Maine , Massachusetts , ... New York , Rhode Island , ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... Feb. 12, 2016  Memorial Hermann Health System has ... Howard to bring a one-of-a-kind experience to pediatric ... cutting-edge technologies such as 360-degree video and Google Cardboard, ... then literally – giving the patients and their families ... was all caught on video . ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , Feb. 12, 2016 On Thursday, Feb. ... Surgery at St. David,s North Austin Medical Center successfully ... ® Xi ® Surgical System with Trumpf ... Thiru Lakshman , M.D., colorectal surgeon at ... proctocolectomy utilizing Integrated Table Motion technology, which seamlessly combines ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: