621 S. New Ballas Rd, Tower A, Ste 281
St Louis, MO 63141
Tel. 314-251-4772  Fax 314-251-5772

Conditions We Treat

Dr. Gage is an expert in caring for children with pediatric plastic surgery and craniofacial problems, including cleft lip/palate, craniosynotosis, ear deformities and other more complex syndromes. Read on to learn about the conditions we treat in our pediatric craniofacial practice.

Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome

Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) is an overgrowth syndrome resulting in large birth weight, an enlarged tongue, abdominal wall abnormalities and increased risk for certain types of childhood liver and kidney tumors.  Learn More

Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate

Cleft lip and cleft palate repair is a type of plastic surgery to correct abnormal development of the lip and mouth both to restore function and to restore a more normal appearance.  Learn More

Craniosynotsosis Correction

Craniosynostosis is a condition causing abnormal skull growth.  It is the result of early fusion of the expansion joints of the skull, and surgery is generally required to correct the abnormal skull shape and promote normal development.  Learn More

Craniofacial Syndromes

There are many craniofacial syndromes that result in abnormal growth of the skull and facial bones.  Some of these conditions also impact growth of the hands and feet as well and other parts of the body.  Surgery is frequently required to treat these complex conditions.  Learn More

Hemifacial Microsomia

Hemifacial microsomia is a fairly common congenital condition in which there is abnormal growth of the lower face, resulting in facial asymmetry.  The lower jaw, mouth and ear are most commonly affected.  Learn More 

Prominent Ears

Sometimes, children are born with prominent ears, or ears that "stick out" too much.  This is often the result of either abnormal folding of the ear or excess cartilage formation while the ear is forming in the womb.  Both surgical and non-surgical options may be available to treat this problem.  Learn More

Other Congenital Ear Problems

Having an abnormally shaped or badly malformed ear can be the source of significant worry and unwanted attention for your child.  Both surgical and non-surgical treatment options may be available to correct these shape problems and minimize your child's worries.  Learn More

Pigmented Skin Lesions

Pigmented skin lesions come in all shapes and sizes.  Many of these lesions need to be surgically removed to decrease risk of future problems.  We are happy to discuss surgical removal of your child's pigmented lesion.  Learn More

Hemangiomas & Vascular Lesions

Hemangiomas and other vascular lesions are generally the result of abnormal growth of blood vessel tissue.  Some of these lesions, such as hemangiomas, may be expected to get smaller over time and may not require treatment.  Other lesions may need to be surgically removed.  Learn More

Congenital Hand Problems

Children may be born with a variety of hand problems, including webbing of the fingers and extra fingers.  Many of these conditions may be corrected surgically to allow your child to develop more normal hand function.  Learn More