We present the first of many video lectures from Dr. Bonilla’s Microtia University. In this video, Dr. Bonilla discusses the different specialists involved in the care of children with microtia and atresia.
We would like to dedicate this video to all of our past, present and future microtia patients. This is a compilation of the 2016 year at Dr. Bonilla’s Microtia- Congenital Ear Deformity Institute.
I get emails every other week with questions regarding cartilage engineering and where we are with this technology. I felt I should write a few thoughts down.
Well, another article just came out recently about cartilage engineering for microtia ear reconstruction. It states that researchers in Japan are about five years away from implanting (into humans) […]
This question comes up all of the time! Is one technique better than the other? Why would I have my child undergo three surgeries using natural cartilage instead of one or two with the medpor technique? What are the long-term risks of natural cartilage versus medpor? Is there more pain involved in one over the other? Did you […]
Recap of Dr. Bonilla’s presentation:
It is important to offer realistic expectations of the surgical reconstructions. It is important to stress to parents that surgical outcomes can be wonderful…but are not always a perfect science. It is our responsibility as surgeons to be truthful, realistic and caring. We owe this to parents.
There are four options for reconstruction […]
The Microtia-Congenital Ear Deformity Institute
is a world-renowned center for ear reconstruction EXCLUSIVELY in children, especially with microtia. The Microtia-Congenital Ear Deformity Institute has evaluated and surgically reconstructed hundreds of children born with a common ear deformity known as microtia/atresia. We are dedicated to provide both emotional support as well as care and management of children […]