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Kid's Corner

Dr. O'Daniel is a pediatric plastic surgeon in Louisville, as well as a fellowship-trained craniofacial surgeon. His double board certification in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) has given him unique skills and expertise that are used to achieve aesthetic correction of congenital deformities of the face.

Dr. Gerald O'Daniel - Louisville Pediatric SurgeonThe goals of correction of congenital deformities are the same as with facial cosmetic surgery - to create a natural appearance that removes the stigmata of the facial deformity while minimizing the scars and signs of surgery. Dr. O'Daniel feels it is important for plastic surgeons to not only use their God-given surgical and artistic skills to achieve dramatic results in cosmetic surgery, but to also avail these skills to our most deserving patients - our children!

As director of The Louisville Cleft and Craniofacial Team, Dr. O'Daniel still directs a considerable amount of his surgical skills to patients with congenital abnormalities of the face with a focus on the following procedures:

Cleft Surgery

Cleft lip, palate and nasal deformity correction are one of the most recognized operations performed by plastic surgeons. They occur as frequently as 1 in every 650 babies born.

Dr. O'Daniel has been dedicated to the study of the art of cleft surgery for twenty years. He has had the opportunity to train at two of the world's best Cleft Centers, with Dr. Jeffery Marsh at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and Dr. Samuel Noordhoff at Gang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan. He is currently the director of the multi-specialty team dedicated to the treatment of children with clefts in Kentucky and southern Indiana.

For more information, visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons page on Cleft Surgery 

View Cleft Lip, Palate and Nasal Deformity Corrections

Cranofacial Surgery

As director of the Louisville Cleft and Craniofacial Team, Dr. O'Daniel treats patients with craniofacial deformities as well as secondary deformities from previous facial trauma.

Candela V-Beam Laser

Dr. O'Daniel has been utilizing specialized lasers to treat vascular birth marks for the last 16 years. He currently has an active laser practice, treating over 30 patients per month.


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