David Dunaway & Associates are UK leaders and pioneers in head, facial and neck reconstructive surgery for adults and children.
The specialist area of craniofacial surgery involves the treatment of facial deformities, arising from birth defects or trauma, cancer treatment and a number of acquired conditions. As well as causing a change in appearance, they may cause functional problems and affect sight, speech, breathing and nutrition. Their management is often complicated, requiring the involvement of a multidisciplinary team.
Our approach to craniofacial conditions is multidisciplinary and is focused on restoring both appearance and function. Many of the conditions we treat are complex and our focus is to provide expert care and support through the planning process, treatment and rehabilitation. Most craniofacial problems are rare and many are unique, so our focus on personalised medicine and surgery means that we can provide individualised solutions to uncommon, difficult problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
Professor Dunaway works closely within a multidisciplinary team, which includes neurosurgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists, reconstructive dental surgeons, ENT surgeons, ophthalmologists, speech and language therapists, audiologists, specialist nurses and psychologists to manage and plan the treatment required.
During your first consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your wishes and expectations in detail. The advantages and disadvantages of different procedures will also be considered. Most conditions require detailed assessment before planning and undertaking surgery, in order to correct functional problems and improve appearance.
Adult craniofacial reconstruction is undertaken at The London Clinic, which is well equipped for undertaking complex facial and craniofacial reconstructions and offers intensive and high dependency care to support postoperative recovery after major reconstructive procedures. Paediatric craniofacial treatment is undertaken within the craniofacial unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London.