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Empowering young lives

Dr. Hadlock's dedication to children's well-being is not limited to the clinic or operating room. She believes in empowering young lives by addressing facial conditions and injuries that can impact a child's self-esteem, social interactions, and overall quality of life. Her compassionate approach encompasses a range of pediatric facial conditions, including congenital facial paralysis, traumatic injuries, and facial deformities. Dr. Hadlock collaborates closely with pediatric specialists to ensure that children receive comprehensive, multidisciplinary care that supports their physical, emotional, and psychological needs.

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Transforming smiles, restoring confidence

One of Dr. Hadlock's core principles is that every child should have the opportunity to smile with pride. Whether it's a child born with congenital facial paralysis or one who has experienced trauma or illness, Dr. Hadlock's expertise in facial reconstruction and nerve surgery can make a world of difference. Through innovative surgical techniques and a deep understanding of pediatric facial anatomy, she strives to restore the physical appearance and the confidence and joy in every child she treats.

Global humanitarian efforts

Beyond her local commitments, Dr. Hadlock's humanitarian efforts extend globally, where she collaborates with medical teams in underserved regions. She has traveled to various countries, offering her expertise in facial nerve surgery and reconstructive procedures to children in need. Dr. Hadlock's work has touched the lives of countless children who may have otherwise lived with debilitating facial conditions.

Supporting kids and families

Dr. Hadlock understands that caring for a child with facial conditions involves more than just medical treatment. It also encompasses emotional support and guidance for families navigating complex medical journeys with which she is familiar. She takes the time to listen, educate, and reassure parents and guardians, ensuring they are confident in their child's care plan.

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Advocating for a brighter future

Dr. Hadlock's commitment to celebrating kids goes beyond her role as a surgeon. She advocates for increased awareness and resources for children facing facial challenges. Her involvement in research and educational initiatives aims to advance the field of pediatric facial plastic surgery, ultimately leading to better outcomes for children worldwide.

At the Hadlock Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Tessa Hadlock's mission is clear: to give every child the opportunity to lead a fulfilling life, free from the burden of facial conditions. Her dedication to celebrating kids and providing them with the best possible care serves as a testament to her unwavering commitment to making the world a better place, one smile at a time.

Treating children in several languages

Children may be frightened in a medical environment. Dr. Hadlock has the ability to engage with children and help them feel comfortable during every evaluation and treatment. As a linguist, she is fluent in English, Spanish, and French and can speak some Italian and Russian, facilitating her ability to treat children who speak these languages with greater comfort.

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