Dr. David F. Jimenez developed the endoscopic surgery to treat craniosynostosis. During his time in El Paso, he worked with Dr. David. M. Yates, performing over 200 endoscopic craniosynostosis surgeries together. Dr. Yates now has one of the world’s largest experiences performing this procedure.
Avoid CT Scans and X-Rays for Craniosynostosis. We are happy to provide a complimentary review of photographs.
Dr. Jimenez’s early intervention, minimally invasive procedure has changed our lives. I’m so incredibly grateful for his skill, which saved my daughter’s brain and vision, and has dramatically improved her physical appearance. She had endo at 16 weeks old for unicoronal craniosynostosis and has been helmeting for going on 10 months. We are already SO pleased with her results and continue to look forward to additional changes for years to come. The best part about Dr. J is that he cares for each of his patients as if they were his own children. I’m so glad he was able to take on our case as I have never felt as confident about a medical professional in my entire life. He’s so gifted and also has a fun, gentle personality. Here are a few of the side-by-side pictures showing my daughter’s results to date. The left sides are pre-op, taken 6/1/21. The right sides are almost 10 months post-op, taken 3/29/21.read more
We are forever grateful for Dr. Jimenez. His team is remarkable. We flew from Ohio for endo with our son. He has unicoronal craniosynostosis and Dr. Jimenez offered so much education and comfort that we knew we made the right choice for our son. We felt right at home the whole time. We feel very blessed for all of his talents and will forever feel blessed regarding the care to our baby boy. ❤️read more
Doctor Jiménez has been the best doctor who’s ever treated my son. He’s so kind,respectful and professional, he made sure to answer all our questions and concerns prior to my sons surgery. I’m very grateful that after 4 long months of pain due to a herniated disc doctor Jimenez was able to relieve that from him. Overall a great doctor who I recommend.read more
Dr. Jimenez and his team went above and beyond. Having heard from colleagues that Dr. Jimenez is simply the best and most experienced in endoscopic repair of craniosynostosis, we reached out via the internet on a Saturday morning. To our surprise, Dr Jimenez himself called that same day, reviewed our son's images, and spent over 40 minutes explaining the nuances of our son's condition and its management options, risks and benefits to each. He did the same with our extended family when we came to Texas, reviewing everything in detail and answering all our questions in depth.Dr. Jimenez' craniosynostosis team really has a fantastic program that is a well-oiled machine to smoothly address all aspects of medical and surgical care for this condition. Everyone we met, from Dr Jimenez, his staff, the assistant surgeon Dr. Yates, the orthotic specialists, and nursing staff, etc. etc. were top notch, kind and compassionate, communicative / accessible. As a surgeon myself, I researched our options in depth. I felt immediately that Dr. Jimenez was the ideal surgeon for this condition, and every experience we had with the team simply reaffirmed that choice. We feel so fortunate to have our son under his care.read more
My son had a brain injury what I now know to be caused by his dad and was treated at North Central Baptist Hospital. He was the ONLY doctor there to give me any kind of hope or compassion. He put my mind at ease knowing he was getting quality treatment. Only bad thing I would say is that he moved to El Paso! 🙁read more
Dr. Jimenez is truly a blessing! He has been a God send for our 3 yr old son. He performed a life saving surgery. He has been nothing less than amazing, his hands are a God send. Thank you! God bless you always, you have changed our sons life. The Buffordsread more
New publication in the prestigious Journal of Neurosurgery
Dr. Jimenez published his 19 year experience treating patients with metopic craniosynostosis using endoscopic techniques in the January edition of the Journal of Neurosurgery-Pediatrics. Even made the Journal’s cover!
Minimally Invasive Craniosynostosis Correction
Craniosynostosis is a birth defect in which one or more of the joints (sutures) between the bones of an infant’s skull close too early. This defect happens before the infant’s brain fully forms and causes an abnormally shaped skull. With craniosynostosis, the brain is unable to grow to its natural shape, and is misshapen by the overlying bone abnormality. The term cranial stenosis or synostosis are used to describe this condition.
Surgery is the only way to currently treat this condition. Traditional treatment requires complex and invasive surgery known as CVR (calvarial vault remodel) and is associated with significant trauma, swelling, bleeding and pain as well as large blood transfusions and long hospital stays.
Dr. Jimenez and his team in the mid 1990’s, pioneered and developed minimally invasive endoscopic procedures that treat young infants.
These surgeries are associated with
Short surgical times
1 night hospital stay
Less pain and swelling
Minimal transfusion rates
Excellent long-term results
If you are concerned about the shape of your baby’s head, we are happy to provide an initial opinion, at no-cost, through email with photographs. contact us for more information.
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