I'm new to this site so please excuse me if I touch on topics that have already been approached.
My two month old son is needing sagittal surgery. In my opinion, his condition is still very mild but I assume it will become more severe as he ages. The toughest part so far has been deciding where to take him. It seems that every surgeon does things differently and the procedures vary quite a bit.
I have concerns based on things that I read on the Craniofacial Center's (Dr. Fearon) website. He talks about the need for overcorrection. He also talks down about Endo and dissolving plates/screws. It seems that I was feeling pretty good about our doctors here in San Antonio until I came across Dr. Fearon's information. It seems that he is doing things different than everywhere else. I'd like to take our son to Dallas but I don't believe BCBS of Texas is networked with Dr. Fearon and the CF Center. Our out of network deductibles are crazy.
Also, my wife and I are obviously concerned about whether an additional surgery will be needed when he gets older. I don't want to go through this ordeal more than once.
What are people's experiences with sagittal surgery? What is the best type of surgery for it? Endo or CVR? Should there be a craniofacial surgeon along with the neurosurgeon when performing the operation?
Is sagittal something that is "normally" permanently fixed for life with just one surgery?
Too many questions... its overwhelming.
Thanks for any input you can give based on your experiences.