Lehigh Valley, Pa.,
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October
2019
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09:58 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).

About LVHN

Lehigh Valley Health Network includes eight hospital campuses - three in Allentown including the region's only facility dedicated to orthopedic surgery, one in Bethlehem, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton and two in Pottsville, Pa.; 26 health centers caring for communities in seven counties; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices and 19 ExpressCARE locations throughout the region including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE at the Health Center at Palmer Township; pharmacy, imaging, home health services and lab services; extensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes trauma care at the region’s busiest, most-experienced trauma center treating adults and children, burn care at the regional Burn Center, kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer care, orthopedics, and neurology and complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, the Lehigh Valley Heart Institute, and the Lehigh Valley Institute for Special Surgery give clinicians of the highest caliber the necessary infrastructure, programs, and partnerships to help community members stay healthy and provide the most advanced treatment when needed. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute is a formal member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, a transformative initiative to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with cancer in community health care settings, including access to key MSK clinical trials. Robotic surgery is offered in ten specialties across the health network with more than 10,000 procedures performed since 2007. Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital, the only children’s hospital and Level 4 NICU in the region, provides care in more than 30 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest has been recognized among the top five hospitals in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report for five consecutive years. Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street and Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg are national Magnet® hospitals for excellence in nursing. Additional information is available by visiting LVHN.org or following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram.