Lehigh Valley, Pa.,
31
October
2019
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16:58 PM
America/New_York

New Pediatric Surgeon Joins Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital

Children from birth to age 21 with congenital and acquired conditions that require reconstructive plastic surgery can now stay close to home for treatment.

Wellington Davis III, MD, has joined Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital as its first pediatric plastic surgeon.

“It’s a big change and I’m excited to be here,” says Davis, who practiced at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia for the past 12 years.

Davis completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago and his fellowship in craniofacial surgery at Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.

Davis will be seeing patients at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest in Allentown, and at the Health Center at Richland Township in Quakertown.

Conditions Davis treats include:

  • Cleft lip and cleft palate
  • Unusual birthmarks, such as congenital nevi, giant congenital nevi, and hemangiomas
  • Craniosynostosis (premature closing of one or more cranial sutures, which can result in an abnormal head shape)
  • Facial and ear reconstruction
  • Gynecomastia (enlarged breast tissue in boys)
  • Macromastia (enlarged breasts in female teens and young adults, causing neck or back pain)
  • Syndactyly (webbed fingers or toes) or extra digits
  • Skin lesions on the face and neck
  • Repair from dog bites and other trauma
  • Acute and chronic wounds in children

Ear reconstruction for prominent and small ears (microtia) and craniofacial surgery, which corrects congenital and acquired deformities of the head, skull, face, neck, jaw and associated structures, are Davis’ subspecialties.

To make an appointment with Davis or learn more visit LVHN.org/children or call 888-402-LVHN (5846).