What We Treat

At Children's Physician Group, our board-certified pediatric plastic surgeons treat children and teens with common and complex conditions. Some of the conditions treated, include:

  • Hemangiomas
  • Nose deformities
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Pyogenic granuloma
  • Rare craniofacial syndromes
  • Scars, including scars from burns
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular malformations

Services We Offer

Our team provides comprehensive care, including evaluation, diagnosis, management and treatment of children with a variety of conditions.

Procedures and treatments

Our team offers the following procedures and treatments:

  • Aesthetic surgery
  • Bone distraction, including the use of resorbable materials
  • Breast surgery
  • Distraction osteogenesis
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Laser surgery
  • Mandibular distraction
  • Otoplasty (ear surgery)
  • Pre-prosthetic surgery
  • Laser treatment of hemangiomas
  • Nasal alveolar molding (NAM) for cleft lip and palate repair
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Surgery of the jaws

A wide range of programs and clinics

Our team also participates in the following multidisciplinary services and clinics:

  • Center for Craniofacial Disorders: This center offers a multidisciplinary approach to evaluate and treat children with craniofacial conditions.
  • Facial trauma: From diagnosis through surgery and follow-up care, our team treats children who have congenital or acquired facial nerve disorders and facial fractures. Our pediatric-trained plastic surgeons use special techniques to help lessen scars and shorten recovery periods.
  • General plastic surgery: We provide care to children who have acquired or congenital (at birth) problems that may impair functions or affect physical appearance, such as congenital nevi, skin tags, burns and scars
  • Postoperative reconstructive surgery: Our pediatric plastic surgeons provide postoperative reconstructive surgery to restore a child’s mobility, functionality and appearance.
  • Vascular Anomalies Clinic: For children with complex vascular anomalies, we offer a multidisciplinary, personal approach to treatment. This is the only clinic of its kind in the Southeast.

Innovative research

In conjunction with Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology, our pediatric plastic surgery and craniofacial team is committed to excellence and innovation in pediatric research. We are devoted to developing new and better diagnostic services and treatments through research.

Learn more about our research efforts

Our Unique Approach

Why choose Children's Physician Group?

Children's is home to one of the leading pediatric plastic surgery and craniofacial programs in the country. Combining the latest proven technology and research with a caring, child-friendly approach, makes Children's a top choice for your child's common and complex conditions.

What to look for in a plastic surgeon

Plastic surgery is more popular than ever, and parents are often bombarded with confusing messages about their choices when seeking a plastic surgeon for their child. Many providers make extravagant claims, or offer deals that seem too good to be true. In the flood of information, it can be difficult to determine who to trust.

At Children’s, we believe these are some of the most important things that parents should look for in a plastic surgeon:

  • Board certification: The term “board certified” carries a great deal of weight in the medical profession, but when it’s misused it can often be misleading. The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) is the only organization recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) for certifying plastic surgeons in the U.S. The ABPS helps to ensure that certified plastic surgeons adhere to the highest standards of patient care and safety.
  • Hospital privileges: Not all surgeons have privileges at pediatric hospitals; sometimes they perform procedures under less than optimal conditions. While certain procedures can be safely performed in an office setting, making sure that your plastic surgeon has privileges at an accredited pediatric hospital ensures that issues can be fully addressed appropriately, in a timely manner and in a child-friendly environment.
  • Experience and recognition: Often, the best way to determine the skill of a plastic surgeon is to find out how they are regarded by their peers and patients. Look for a doctor who is a member of highly regarded professional organizations, who has published articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, and who is sought out as an expert instructor in his field.

Plastic surgery is not something that should be taken lightly, especially when it comes to your child. Rest assured that all of our pediatric plastic surgeons are board certified in plastic surgery and have hospital privileges at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. At Children’s, a pediatric anesthesiologist is guaranteed for your child’s surgery.

Meet the Team

Meet our pediatric plastic surgeons

Led by Joseph Williams, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P., Chief of Plastic Surgery and Craniofacial, and Fernando Burstein, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P., Medical Director of the Craniofacial Center, our team includes the following board certified, pediatric trained plastic surgeons:

 

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Locations

Children's Medical Office Building at Scottish Rite hospital

5461 Meridian Mark Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30342-1654

Children's at Old Milton Parkway

3300 Old Milton Parkway

Alpharetta, GA 30005

Children’s at East Cobb

1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 2

Marietta, GA 30068

Northside Professional Center

975 Johnson Ferry Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30342-4735