About Mercy

The Center for Craniofacial & Children's Reconstructive Surgery

At the Center for Craniofacial & Children’s Reconstructive Surgery, we are committed to providing accurate diagnosis, specialized treatment, education, and support for children with craniofacial (head and neck) conditions.  The need to seek treatment at the center may be due to a birth defect or could be the result of injury.


What We Treat

We treat the full range of craniofacial conditions including:

  • Abnormal head shape
    • Craniosynostosis
    • Apert Syndrome
    • Crouzon Syndrome
    • Pfeiffer Syndrome
    • Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome
  • Cleft lip and palate
    • Cleft lip
    • Cleft palate
    • Submucous cleft palate
    • Pierre Robin Sequence
    • Craniofacial clefts
  • Maxillofacial deformities
    • Upper and lower jaw deformities
    • Chin deformities
    • Post-traumatic deformities of the face and skull
  • Ear deformities
    • Constricted Ears/Lop Ears
    • Prominent Ears
    • Cryptotia
    • Microtia
    • Goldenhar syndrome
  • Other Syndromes & Conditions
    • Treacher Collins syndrome
    • Craniofacial Microsomia
    • Facial trauma
    • Velocardiofacial syndrome
    • Velopharyngeal dysfunction
    • 22q11.2 deletion syndrome
    • Congenital muscular torticollis refractory to physical therapy
    • Port-wine stains and hemangiomas


The Team

The team is led by Dr. Samuel M. Maurice, MD, FACS, FAAP.  Other members of the team include specialists in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), neurosurgery, pediatrics, dentistry, audiology, nursing, speech pathology, and social work.

Dr. Maurice

Dr. Samuel Maurice, M.D., FACS

(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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