Craniofacial and Cleft Surgical Specialists

As members of the Multidisciplinary Pediatric Craniofacial and Cleft Surgical Specialty Clinic at The Children’s Hospital at Providence (TCHAP), our surgeons help lead the only fellowship-trained Craniofacial and Cleft Team in the Alaska. Our dedicated pediatric knowledge and training background is a first in the State and our goal is to provide the highest level of care for Alaskan children, right here in Alaska.

Conditions We Treat:

  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Goldenhar Syndrome
  • Hemifacial Microsomia
  • Non-syndromic craniosynostosis
  • Syndromic Craniosynostosis Conditions (Crouzon, Apert, Pfeiffer)
  • Robin Sequence
  • Plagiocephaly
  • Skeletal Jaw Abnormality
  • Pediatric Craniofacial Trauma
  • Pediatric Head and Neck Infection
  • Vascular Anomalies
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
  • Other Less Common Craniofacial Anomalies

Treatments And Services:

  • Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery
  • Craniosynostosis Surgery
  • Surgery to Enlarge or Reposition the Midface, Jaws, Skull
  • Distraction Osteogenesis
  • Pediatric Craniofacial Trauma Reconstruction
  • Orbital Hypertelorism Repair
  • Mandibular distraction for Urgent Neonatal Airway Compromise
  • Choanal Atresia Repair
  • Pediatric Airway Emergency (tracheotomy) and Ex Utero Intrapartum Treatment (EXIT Procedure)
  • Pediatric Facial Tumor/Pathology


Find Incomparable Cleft Surgery At AOFS

Dr. Nordstrom is unique in that he operates as a staff surgeon at The Alaska Native Medical Center, and also as a local private practice surgeon. Having representation within both of these surgery communities allows him the broadest exposure to patients with cleft lip and/or palate available within Alaska. Dr. Nordstrom believes in a team approach to the treatment of patients with these conditions, and continuity of care. Patients and families have often developed surgical fatigue, having been through multiple surgeries and revisions. For that reason, AOFS places an emphasis on patient-care and coordination to have surgeries performed not only correctly, but also at the optimal time for the best possible outcome with the least number of surgeries.


Primary Lip Repair Examples


Cleft Lip Revision Examples


Cleft Jaw Surgery and Distraction Examples


Cleft Rhinoplasty Examples

Contact our office today for more information on our cleft lip and palate procedures. 

Call Us: (907) 519-6888