Pierre Robin Sequence in Staten Island is treated by NY oral surgeon, Dr. Hoffman to alleviate health risks of Pierre Robin Syndrome & Pierre Robin cleft palate.

David C. Hoffman, D.D.S. - Mark Stein, D.D.S., M.D. - Staten Island - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

256-C Mason Ave, 3rd Floor Staten Island, New York 10305

Telephone: 718.226.1251

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Treatment of Pierre Robin Sequence in Staten Island NY and Pierre Robin Cleft Palate by Dr. Hoffman.


What is Pierre Robin Syndrome?

Pierre Robin Syndrome in NYC is a genetic birth condition in which the lower jaw is underdeveloped but grows more rapidly during the infant’s first year. Parents should take care to never lay children with Pierre Robins Syndrome on their back. The child’s tongue will fall back into the throat and block the airway. Children with this condition often have difficulty breathing regularly, a cleft palate, a jaw that is very small and set back in the throat, a receding chin, a large-looking tongue in proportion to the small jaw,  and a small opening in the roof of the mouth, called a cleft palate. Birth conditions such as Pierre Robin Syndrome can be extremely distressing to parents and impact both the lives of the parents and their child, but Dr. Hoffman and his staff at Staten Island Oral Surgery provide the skills and care needed to overcome the barriers and health problems that conditions such as Pierre Robin Syndrome in NY presents, with the use of distraction osteogenesis, airway issue in Pierre Robin Syndrome can often resolve.

How can Dr. Hoffman help my child’s Pierre Robin Syndrome?

The treatment for Pierre Robin Syndrome, as with many birth conditions, varies depending on the severity of each individual patient. A breathing tube CPAP will be inserted up the nose and into the airways in moderate cases of Pierre Robin Syndrome to prevent the airway from being blocked. More severe cases of this condition may require Dr. Hoffman to perform surgery in order to prevent the upper airway from being blocked. Some children need a tracheostomy, or a surgical hole in the windpipe to aid with breathing. A tracheostomy could potentially be avoided with the aid of neonatal distraction osteogenesis, depending on the severity of your child’s Pierre Robin Syndrome in New York City. At Staten Island Oral Surgery, we provide the most advanced surgical techniques and procedures for our patients, so the care and service you receive with us is the best possible care and service available. Working closely with a Dr. Vastola a pediatric EMT physician, Dr. Hoffman has assembled a team to treat this complex and frustrating syndrome.   

What can I expect after surgery to correct Pierre Robin Syndrome?

The choking and feeding problems that your child may suffer throughout their first few years should dissipate as their lower jaw grows to a more proportionate size. The most pressing concern during the early months and first year of life with children who have Pierre Robin Syndrome in NYC is that the child can breathe properly and eat without choking while the jaw is still growing. Working with a Neonatologist and Dr. Vastola (pediatric EMT). Babies with Pierre Robin Syndrome can be treated to avoid feeding tubes and other issues. Discuss the surgical options available at Staten Island Oral Surgery with Dr. Hoffman, and let us help you and your child thrive through the uncertainties and dangers of Pierre Robins Syndrome in New York.        

How do I get started with surgery to correct Pierre Robin Syndrome?

David Hoffman, D.D.S. or Mark Stein, D.D.S., M.D. would be happy to discuss Pierre Robin Syndrome with you. Please call 718.226.1251 to schedule an appointment for a private consultation at Staten Island Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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256-C Mason Ave, 3rd Floor
Staten Island, New York 10305