Plastic Surgery


A doctor examining a patient after surgery

Parents of children born with facial abnormalities and other disfiguring conditions turn to Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California for the gift of hope. It is the hope that their child can look and feel like other children and live without the self-consciousness that comes with being different. The pediatric plastic surgeons at Shriners Hospital provide care that allows children with abnormal growths and scars to regain normal body function, prevent health problems and improve their appearance. Care extends to children with congenital abnormalities as well as children living with wounds, scars and disfigurements caused by accidents.

Make an appointment

Please call our Referral Center to schedule an appointment, call (916) 453-2191 or via email at A Referral Coordinator will partner with you to gather the necessary information to allow our physician leadership to evaluate the best path for your child.

Medical Concentration

  • Bed sores – decubitus ulcer
  • Birthmarks
  • Cauliflower ear
  • Cleft lip
  • Ear abnormalities
  • Dog bites
  • Facial feature abnormalities
  • Hairy nevus
  • Large wounds
  • Lumps and bumps (soft tissue tumors, cysts, hemangiomas)
  • Microtia
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Poland’s syndrome
  • Purpura fulminans
  • Toxic epidermal neurolysis – Steven’s Johnson syndrome
  • Scars from any cause
  • Skin removal after weight loss surgery

Medical Team

Hugh Vu, M.D., M,P.H.
Plastic Surgeon

Victoria F. Owens, R.N., MSN, NP-C
Nurse Practitioner