The craniofacial clinic is multi-disciplinary. This means that several kinds of specialists are available in the clinic to help decide which is the best treatment for you or your child. Working as a team helps us to assess your needs more speedily and means that we can discuss the full range of options with you and identify the most appropriate investigations and treatments.
You may also need to see a specialist in another clinic, to deal with a particular aspect of your care. If you do, we will try our best to arrange all your appointments on one day, to save you making several trips to the hospital.
When you arrive at the hospital, please report to the reception desk on Level LG1 of the West Wing at the John Radcliffe hospital, Plastic Surgery/ENT Outpatients. One of our specialist nurses will then guide you through the clinic process.
During your visit, we may ask you to have x-rays, scans, or photographs. These will all help to identify the medical care you or child may need. After your initial assessment, you may need to return to the clinic for further medical investigations or follow-up.
We are aware that you may have to travel some distance to the clinic. In some cases we may be able to arrange accommodation for you. To find out if we can, please telephone our office on 01865 231085. In some circumstances, the Trust will assist with transport costs.
How do I get more information?
There are various websites that offer excellent information about craniofacial conditions. However, the information provided is intended as a resource and not as a means for you to diagnose yourself or your child. If you want to find out more about general craniofacial conditions, we recommend that you consult www.headlines.org.uk (Headlines is a registered charity for craniofacial support) and www.changingfaces.co.uk.
Alternatively, you can request further information from the team via the Craniofacial Unit secretary on 01865 231085.
We hope this leaflet has answered some of your questions, but please feel free to contact us if you would like any more information.