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Specialized plastic surgery

Specialized plastic surgery

Specialized plastic surgery

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities provides a variety of specialized plastic surgery care that meet patients’ unique needs. Our pediatric plastic surgeons provide care that allows children with abnormal growths and scars to regain normal body function, prevent health problems and improve their appearance. Care extends to children with congenital abnormalities as well as children living with wounds, scars and disfigurements caused by burns and accidents.

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities is part of an international network of 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children locations. For three years running, patients who have been surveyed for satisfaction through Press Ganey ranked our inpatient services in the top three percent nationally and our outpatient services in the top quartile nationally. We are a regional leader in pediatric orthopaedics, serving seven states and three Canadian provinces.

Not only will your child’s medical needs be met by our world class physicians, we also have programs to meet their social and emotional needs through camps and activities. Learn about some of the camps we offer on our YouTube channel.

Conditions treated with specialized plastic surgery:

  • Birthmarks
  • Breast reduction
  • Ear reconstruction
  • Hemangioma
  • Burn scar releases (no acute burn care)

Other conditions not listed above will be considered on an individual, case-by-case basis with consideration given to the expert care provided by both the Twin Cities Shriners Hospital and other Shriners Hospitals for Children. If, during the referral/inquiry process our clinical team determines the patient’s needs would be best met at another Shriners Hospitals for Children, the patient will be referred.

Collaborative approach to care

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities is committed to providing patients and their families with the best care experience possible. The medical team is expertly trained to provide care that results in the best outcomes for pediatric patients. The collaboration and expertise of the staff with patients and families enables the team to devise a treatment plan that will provide optimal healing for the patient.

The medical team

Joseph Skow, M.D.


Tissue expanders as a treatment for burn reconstruction.


Shriners Hospitals for Children is accredited by the Joint Commission for both the hospital and laboratory. The Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services – Midwest, LLC, department at the Twin Cities Shriners Hospital is accredited by the American Board of Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. (ABC).

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