Dr. Jason Toranto is a highly accomplished plastic, reconstructive, and craniofacial surgeon, with board certifications from the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, as well as fellowship training in Craniofacial surgery. He has received multiple peer-voted "Top Doctor" awards and speaks both English and Spanish. Dr. Toranto specializes in solving complex issues for his patients, and completed his education and training at prestigious institutions such as Stanford University, the University of Michigan, University of Alabama, Duke University, and USC.
Due to trauma, infection, or deformity, some patients may have a defect/abnormality of their skull. Cranioplasty is a surgical procedure performed to reconstruct this. The procedure involves using the patient’s own skull or sometimes synthetic material (i.e. titanium, acrylic, or plastic) to restore the integrity and appearance of the skull.
Before and After
Cranioplasty is a surgical procedure in which a section of the skull is repaired or replaced. This can be done for a variety of reasons, including trauma, infection, or deformity. The procedure involves removing a section of the skull and replacing it with a synthetic or biological material to restore the integrity and appearance of the skull.
Cranioplasty uses synthetic material or autograft to recreate a missing portion of the skull. After creating an incision, the material is shaped to fit precisely and secured using screws or other devices. The scalp is closed using sutures or staples and the patient may need to stay in the hospital for monitoring. Recovery time depends on the surgery's extent and the patient's health.