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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Microtia

The Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery has a program in place for the surgical care of children born with microtia - small or absent ears.

MICROTIA SURGERY

Microtia is a term used to describe small malformed ears, a not so rare birth anomaly. We use a modification of Dr. S. Nagata's technique for microtia reconstruction. 

We are now reconstructing the ear in one operation. It can be performed on children 10 years or older.

In surgery, the ear framework is carved from rib cartilage and placed in its normal anatomical location covered by skin.  

The patient is usually kept in hospital for three to five days and would be seen regularly for another two weeks following discharge from SickKids. The surgeries are performed either at SickKids or at St. Joseph's Hospital in Toronto, Ontario.

More about this craniofacial difference can be found on aboutkidshealth.ca.

HOW TO MAKE A REFERRAL

Visit the Ambulatory Clinics page for a referral form and more information.

CONTACT US

Dr. David Fisher, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
555 University Avenue
Suite 1524
Toronto, ON   M5G 1X8
Canada
Phone: 416-813-6445
Fax: 416-813-6147

Administrative Assistant: wendy.beaton@sickkids.ca