Baptist Children’s Hospital to perform free corrective facial surgeries for kids

For the 14th year, Baptist Children’s Hospital will donate its facilities and charitable funds to perform corrective facial surgeries and other clinically needed reconstructive procedures for South Florida children. Operations will be provided at no cost for children whose families are unable to pay for these types of services.

Baptist Children’s Hospital doctors from various specialties, including plastic surgery, dentistry and anesthesiology, will donate their time and expertise for this cause.

A screening to identify children who may be candidates for surgery will take place on Saturday, May 30, at Baptist Children’s Hospital. The surgeries will take place on Saturday, June 13.

Types of facial deformities that can be corrected include cleft palates, cleft lips, scars, tumors, burns, ear deformities, port wine birthmarks and congenital hand deformities. To be eligible, patients must be under the age of 18, residents of Miami-Dade, Broward or Monroe counties and meet certain surgical and financial criteria. A detailed financial screening must take place before the clinical screening on May 30.

To make an appointment for the financial screening, call Baptist Children’s Hospital at 786- 596-3673.

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