Cleft Lip & Palate

As a main focus of the FCI practice and the most common craniofacial birth defect, our team has performed thousands of surgical procedures for cleft lip and palate repair.

Oral Surgery

Our expertise in the areas of oral surgery include dental implants, replacement of missing teeth, routine or difficult extraction cases.

Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery

We perform Orthognathic Surgery to correct conditions of the jaw and face related to structure, growth, congenital conditions like cleft palate, or other orthodontic problems that cannot be easily treated with braces.

Pediatric Services

We are passionate about caring for children. Our goal is to provide results that give children the best cosmetic and psychological results.

About Us

Florida Craniofacial Institute is a comprehensive craniofacial and maxillofacial surgical center.  We use state-of-the-art x-ray equipment that delivers very low dose radiation, and is completely digital so we can email images to other doctors in our patients’ care.  We use digital photography and document patient progress in our computerized database. Our surgical suites are completely outfitted with the most modern equipment for your safety and comfort.

  • Professional and Caring

    We are parents first and doctors second.  We truly understand every parents’ desire to give their children the best care.  That is why we have extensive training and experience in caring for our patients.

  • Methodical by Nature

    We approach each case with the individual’s unique situation and the end goal in mind.  We use a team approach so the best results are determined for the patient.

  • State of the Art

    Our office includes state-of-the-art equipment and our training is among the highest in the world.

What others say about us

“We have been so blessed to be under the care of Dr. Ricalde and her entire craniofacial team. We cannot say enough great things about everyone involved. They welcomed us with kindness and calmed our fears when we felt alone and clueless in the beginning. During the surgery, we could not have felt more at ease with our baby in the hands of Dr. Ricalde and the St. Joseph’s medical staff. We are so very pleased with the results and continue to look forward to each annual visit with the team. Dr. Ricalde has a such a gift and talent and we are so thankful to have found Florida Craniofacial Institute!”

“My experience with Dr. Ricalde has been nothing short of the best. She is compassionate, meticulous, and an excellent surgeon. My surgery has given me my self confidence back and inspired me to go into the medical field.”

“My son had Craniosynostosis surgery at 7 months old. Dr. Ricalde and her team took exceptional care of him and reshaped his head into a perfectly normal shaped head. We are so lucky to have found such an exceptional doctor and would recommend Dr. Ricalde to all our family and friends. Thank you!”

“It was truly a blessed experience to have Dr. Ricalde to do Mariah’s surgery. And I truly thank her for that and how she changed our lives.”

“Thank you Dr. Ricalde for being a wonderful person and doctor.”