Pediatric Procedures

Dr. Gilardino is the Director of the H.B. Williams Craniofacial and Cleft Surgery Unit at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

“My goal, and that of the team I lead here at the Children’s, is to improve the quality of life of children born with severe facial deformities.”

 – M. Gilardino
Pediatric Craniofacial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Gilardino’s areas of expertise include:

  • Cleft lip and palate
  •  Craniofacial anomalies
  •  Craniosynostosis and skull shape deformities
  •  Facial fractures and trauma
  •  Post-traumatic nasal surgery (septorhinoplasty)
  •  Cranioplasty and computer-generated facial reconstructive implants
  •  Midfacial and mandibular distraction

“Dr. Gilardino is an amazing person. We waited for a whole year to have him do our daughter’s reconstructive surgery. He put my daughter’s best interest at heart. A truly great person there are no days of the week that are not good for him. Above and beyond any call of duty he was and is always there.”

 – Pediatric patient’s parent

Teenage Cleft Patient testimonial

“Bonjour Dr. Gilardino,

Je souhaitais vous remercier pour tout ce que vous avez fait pour moi. Je tiens à vous dire que les docteurs comme vous m’inspirent à aller moi-même dans le domaine de la santé un jour. Je ne sais pas si vous vous en rappelez, mais je vous avais dit que j’allais faire un projet sur la fente palatine/labiale à l’école et que c’était un grand projet sur une durée d’un an. J’ai finalement fini mon projet scolaire, sous forme de video et je souhaitais le partager avec vous et vos patients. Merci encore pour tout!”

Roumayssa Benmouh, 16 ans


“Good afternoon Dr. Gilardino,

Seven years ago today, our little warrior, Thomas, was undergoing craniofacial reconstructive surgery to correct his metopic craniosynostosis. We didn’t initially recognize him physically after the surgery, but then we quickly recognized his smile and his amazing ability to live life in the moment.
Today, Thomas is thriving. He is doing incredibly well in school, he is fluently bilingual, loves learning and have a great curiosity for how things work. He also loves his superhero scar on his head.
We are forever grateful for the amazing work of Dr. Atkinson and Dr. Gilardino, as well the incredible care you and the nursing staff provided for our Thomas.

Sincerely, Vicky Marsh, Jean-François Arbour and Thomas Arbour.”

Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery Consultations

Montreal Children’s Hospital
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