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Where Your Child’s Health Is in Good Hands

At AdventHealth 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 your child’s health or well-being, our esteemed surgical experts are here to restore their health, function and positive self-image with great skill and compassion.

Our innovative AdventHealth Cleft and Craniofacial Center is among the few elite programs in Florida that employ state-of-the-art, minimally invasive endoscopic procedures.

Our AdventHealth team has been performing these procedures for more than 20 years, caring for patients all over the world.

Helping Kids and Families Smile and Laugh Again

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  • Why Choose Us

    You want the best for your child. Our team has experience with minimally invasive surgery, virtual surgical planning and 3D printing for craniofacial deformities, all to help your child heal.

  • Cleft Lip and Palate Program

    Cleft lip and palate affects thousands of babies each year. When it’s your child, you want specialized care. We offer sophisticated repair techniques to optimize your child's outcomes.

  • Craniosynostosis and Plagiocephaly Program

    If you have concerns about your baby's head shape in the womb or after birth, we offer cutting edge, minimally invasive approaches and treatments for the best results.

  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery Program

    Whether an accident, illness or birth defect, our experts are dedicated to your child and family. We treat complex vascular anomalies, concerning moles, and complex injuries for children of all ages. You can count on us to heal your child’s body, mind and spirit with state-of-the-art techniques and unparalleled care.

  • Maxillofacial Trauma and Orthognathic Surgery

    Help your child’s self-confidence shine. Whatever the causes of facial, dental or jaw imbalances, we are focused on comprehensive team care that restores function and symmetry. Our team offers comprehensive, compassionate care with unparalleled dedication.

  • Craniofacial Syndromes and Related Conditions

    Our team has the experience to treat many complex and rare syndromes that cause craniofacial anomalies. Syndromic Craniosynostosis and Maxillofacial anomalies require multidisciplinary approaches and coordinated care.  We’re here for you and your family.

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Meet Our Medical Director

Raj Sawh-Martinez, MD, Pediatric Craniofacial 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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A Journey to Joy

Innovative Treatment That Saved a Newborn's Life

One mom’s birth experience took a heartbreaking turn when her baby was born missing the backside of his skull’s skin and bone. Faced with the unimaginable, she and her baby were transported to AdventHealth for Children where our team of expert neuro and plastic surgeons were met with a scenario they had never encountered. After being part of this family’s journey for over a year, we’re excited to share their awe-inspiring story and amazing transformation. 

ACPA

American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA)

AdventHealth for Children is an ACPA Approved Team and has met the Standards of Team Care for Cleft and Craniofacial Teams set by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA). The ACPA Commission on the Approval of Teams has determined that AdventHealth for Children  is capable of providing cleft and craniofacial care in a coordinated and consistent manner, that care provided by AdventHealth for Children follows the proper sequence and takes place within the framework of the patient’s overall developmental, medical and psychological needs. All approved teams in the U.S. and Canada are listed on the ACPA website.

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Transformational Surgery

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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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Aiden

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Transformational Surgery

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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.

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Transformational Surgery

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"I went for a consultation with Dr. Sawh-Martinez. He was amazing. Very down to earth. He listened very carefully and spoke clearly about what he would be able to help with. I felt so comfortable, that I forgot I was chatting with a doctor - he felt like a friend I could trust."

Expert Care & Compassion

Meet our Team

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  • Kaveh Asadi Moghaddam, MD

    Medical Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery

  • Joshua Adam Gottschall, MD

    Medical Director, Pediatric Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

  • Kristen Bencomo

    Kristen Bencomo, MA, CCC-SLP

    Speech Language Pathologist

  • Stephanie Jerome, PhD

    Pediatric Neuropsychology

  • Elaina J

    Elaina Joachim, MSW, RCSWI

    Multidisciplinary Social Worker

  • Monique Kumar, MD

    Pediatric Dermatology

  • Ivonne Mahavir, CCC-SLP

    Ivonne Mahavir, CCC-SLP

    Feeding Therapist

  • Ashley Munns, PA

    Ashley Munns, PA-C

    Plastic Surgery Physician Assistant

  • Tace Rico, MD

    Medical Director, Pediatric Dermatology

  • Raj Sawh-Martinez, MD

    Medical Director, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Tiffani Smith

    Tiffani Smith, BSN, RN

    Cleft & Craniofacial Nurse Care Coordinator

  • Michael Westerveld, PhD

    Medical Director, Pediatric Neuropsychology

  • Jennifer Williams, MD

    Jennifer Williams, MD

    Medical Director, Radiology