Michael Golinko Was Live! Craniosynostosis: A Surgeon’s Perspective

On February 14th, 2018 we were honored to have Michael S. Golinko MD, MA, FAAP, host our first Facebook Live. Dr. Golinko is one of our valued CSurgeries Section Editors for Plastic Surgery, Medical Director of the Craniofacial Anomalies Program at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Dr. Golinko was a great presenter during the live event and shared his views on best practices for approaching craniosynostosis. His discussion on the subject provides information that both surgeons, medical students, and patients will find interesting and informative.

Topics Dr. Golinko covers include:

  • What is craniosynostosis
  • How common is craniosynostosis
  • Types of craniosynostosis – sagittal, coronal, metopic, lambdoid
  • Craniosynostosis vs. plagiocephaly
  • Brain growth in the first year of life
  • Facts about the development of the brain and development issues that might occur with craniosynostosis
  • The importance of operating on the skull when an infant has craniosynostosis to allow for normal brain growth
  • Common consults including flat head, closed soft spot, suture closure, and premature fusion
  • Signs, symptoms, and risks of craniosynostosis
  • Downstream effects of untreated craniosynostosis
  • Treatment options for addressing craniosynostosis – cranial vault remodeling, spring assisted
  • Survivor rates and complications

Watch the recorded Facebook Live here!

Dr. Golinko also walks us through his team’s published CSurgeries video Fronto-Orbital Advancement and Cranial Vault Remodeling for Metopic Craniosynostosis.  He discusses why he recommends CSurgeries as an educational tool for both surgeons and medical students and wraps up by answering questions on the topic.
Dr. Golinko shared his presentation here.
A special thanks to Dr. Michael Golinko for hosting such an informative Facebook Live.

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