The Australian Cranial Facial Unit is dedicated to the humane delivery of Health care to patients with craniofacial conditions, by pursuit of excellence in the clinical, scientific and educational disciplines necessary to advance the treatment of those so affected.
The fundamental purpose of the unit is to ensure that patients can ultimately assume a place in society with renewed hope and restored dignity.
Craniofacial surgery is concerned with the treatment of patients with rare and/or complex congenital or acquired anomalies which together affect the head and face.
The Australian Craniofacial Unit treats people with a wide range of craniofacial disorders such as:
- Distortion of the skull and facial shape (craniosynostosis)
- Cleft lip and palate deformities through to deep facial clefts
- Facial growth anomalies
- Tumours which require removal followed by reconstructive work
- Trauma cases that require reconstruction
Some conditions are present at birth, while others, such as tumours and malignant growths, may develop later in life
The Australian Craniofacial Unit believes that a multidisciplinary approach is the cornerstone of patient care and provides the best outcome for patients with craniofacial disorders. This approach gives an opportunity for all aspects of patient care to be considered when making decisions regarding future treatment and resultant outcomes.
For more information, please view the Australian Cranial Facial Unit outpatient services in CALHN webpage.
Consultants at RAH
|Mr Mark Moore – Head of Unit|
|Professor Peter Adreson|
|Mr Walter Flapper|
|Mr Vani Ptrasas Atluri|
Clinics at RAH
General consultant outpatient clinics operate Wednesday morning at 9.00am
- Trauma clinic operates Thursday morning at 8.00am.
Please Note: The Australian Craniofacial Unit treats both children and adults.
- For paediatric cases please refer to Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
Essential referral content
To ensure appropriate and timely triage, include all demographic and clinical details.
|Date of birth||Reason for referral|
|Contact details (including mobile phone)||Duration of symptoms|
|Referring GP details||Relevant pathology and imaging reports|
|Interpreter requirements||Past medical history|
|Medicare number||Current medications|
Fax referral to us
We accept GP, private specialist and other health professional referrals to this service.
Any adult who would like an opinion or is concerned about their facial appearance is eligible to attend. A medical referral is required.
All referrals are triaged by the service according to clinical urgency.
For urgent referrals please contact the craniofacial fellow on (08) 7074 0000.
Fax or email the referral letter to the Australian Craniofacial Unit.
Fax: (08) 7074 6247
Telephone: (08) 7074 2390