Dr. Sawh-Martinez with patient
Restoring Kids’ Whole Health

With Leading-Edge Pediatric Plastic Surgery Care

At AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, we believe that feeling whole means more than just mending the body. It’s about delivering care that helps kids develop and grow emotionally and spiritually, too. So when a craniofacial deformity, injury or condition affects their health and well-being, our esteemed surgical experts are here to restore their health, function and positive self-image with great skill and compassion. We are an innovative Craniofacial and Cleft Care Program, among the few elite programs in all of Florida which employ state of the art minimally invasive endoscopic procedures. Our team of Pediatric Neurosurgeons and Plastic Surgery Craniofacial Surgeons at AdventHealth have been performing these procedures for over 20 years, caring for patients from all over the country and the world.

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Advanced Pediatric Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery

With a Whole Team Approach

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Advanced Technology & Treatments

As the first hospital in the region to introduce minimally invasive craniorepair, AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, offers a wide range of minimally invasive surgical procedures for craniofacial deformities that will improve your child’s healing faster than ever before. Our surgical advancements allow us to operate with tiny incisions in any area of surgical specialization with very successful outcomes. For your child, that means reduced pain, smaller scars and expedited recovery. For us, that means bringing the best possible whole-person care to your family.

Corrective Surgery for Birth Defects

When a child is born with a craniofacial deformity, our experienced surgeons are standing by to correct it. Whether it's a cleft palate or lip, ear, nasal or vascular malformations, congenital breast, skull or facial deformities, our trusted doctors have the skill and expertise to improve your child's appearance while restoring their self-image, outlook and key functions through an array of reconstructive surgery options and cosmetic procedures.

Healing Injuries and Reconstructive Surgery

When an accident, illness or birth defect causes a serious wound, scar or deformity, you can count on us to heal your child’s body, mind and spirit with state-of-the-art reconstructive surgery and recovery techniques. We have the experience to treat virtually any known pediatric injury or condition with plastic surgery, including the most complex reconstructive surgery and cosmetic procedures.

Multidisciplinary Care for Craniofacial and Cleft Palate Conditions

Craniofacial disorders, including deformities in the skull, face, ear, palate, nose or vascular structures of the head, occur quite commonly in infants. AdventHealth for Children provides a full range of specialized care for these conditions, including the more commonly occurring cleft palate and plagiocephaly as well as more serious deformities such as craniosynostosis, a premature fusion

Our team, comprised of a fellowship-trained craniofacial plastic surgeon, pediatric neurosurgeon and pediatric neuropsychologists, takes a customized approach to treating each patient — focusing on the latest evidence, innovative minimally invasive techniques, neurocognitive outcomes and virtual surgical planning. We work closely with families to present all options, helping them to make informed decisions about the care for their child.

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Meet Our Medical Director

Raj Sawh-Martinez, MD, Pediatric Craniafacial and Plastic Surgery

Meet Dr. Sawh-Martinez and learn more about his care philosophy and how he cares for children's plastic surgery needs.

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Craniofacial peds patient

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Transformational Surgery


Dr. Kaveh Asadi and Dr. Raj Sawh-Martinez worked together to provide safe cutting edge results for this patient to include virtual surgical planning and customized 3D printed guides.


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Author name Aiden's Story

Author title Fabiola, Mother of Aiden

Transformational Surgery


I was still so worried and prayed constantly for God to show me the right thing to do. Then we met Dr. Asadi and Dr. Sawh-Martinez, and I knew it had to be them. Aiden chose them. I could see he trusted them. That made up my mind.

Author name Aiden's Story

Author title Fabiola, Mother of Aiden

Comprehensive Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Care

to Heal Body, Mind and Spirit

  • Audiology
  • Dentistry
  • ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat)
  • Genetics
  • Intra-Operative CT and MRI
  • Minimally Invasive/Endoscopic Repair
  • Nutrition
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orthodontia
  • Parent Support Group
  • Plastics
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Speech OT