Surgery is the main treatment for craniosynostosis, and when it's carried out depends on your child's condition and your personal preferences.
Sometimes the surgery is carried out later in childhood to reduce the likelihood of the operation needing to be repeated.
Earlier surgery may be recommended if there are problems inside the head or with the eyes and jaw, or for cosmetic reasons.
You should talk to your child's doctors to decide when the operation should be carried out.
Surgery for craniosynostosis is usually carried out by a team of two surgeons who each have their own speciality. These are:
- A Neurosurgeon - a specialist in the nervous system and brain.
- A Craniofacial Surgeon - a specialist in surgery of the face, head and jaws.