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NYU Langone Provider

David A. Staffenberg, MD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialties: Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery
  • Treats: Adults & Children
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-8065
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As a plastic surgeon who specializes in treating craniofacial disorders in children and adults, I have two goals. One is to correct differences in the face and head that can affect a child’s growth and development. The other is to provide each patient with the best possible appearance. My work is done with an eye to the cosmetic result, even when the purpose of the surgery is reconstructive in nature. Everyone deserves to look their best, and I enjoy bringing creativity and artistry to each procedure.

For each person, I design a unique treatment plan that addresses the primary areas of concern. Plastic surgery for children is done in close consultation with their parents, who I consider to be partners in this process. I use both nonsurgical and surgical techniques to minimize risk and speed recovery.

I work with the craniofacial plastic surgery team to perform cleft lip and cleft palate repair. We use nasoalveolar molding, a nonsurgical technique that was developed at NYU Langone, to reshape the gums, lips, and nostrils in preparation for surgery. By using this technique, we can reduce the overall number of procedures a child needs. Because of my extensive experience with complex nasal irregularities, I work to improve breathing issues, when present, while also improving facial proportions and appearance of the nose.

I work closely with our pediatric neurosurgeons to ensure the best cosmetic result after brain tumor and brain aneurysm surgery and to manage craniosynostosis, which occurs when the bones in a baby’s skull fuse together prematurely. As the child grows, the skull can become misshapen. This can put a child at risk for neurological damage. To manage this, I use a minimally invasive endoscopic surgical approach that limits scarring and does not require the child to wear a helmet, which is a common treatment.

Working with our craniofacial orthodontist, I care for children with malocclusion whose jaws are either poorly proportioned to their face or don’t allow their teeth to come together properly. We use computer simulation and animation to explain treatment options before surgery.

During my career, I’ve had the honor of caring for children with the most advanced craniofacial differences, including craniopagus twins, who are born joined at the head and have shared skull bones. This work has included developing, describing, and teaching the staged approach for the separation of craniopagus twins, which has become the gold standard for such procedures.

I also provide reconstructive and cosmetic surgery for adults, many of whom I first cared for when they were children.

Conditions and Treatments

  • birthmark
  • capillary hemangioma
  • cleft lip
  • cleft palate
  • ear malformation
  • hemangioma
  • maxillofacial injuries
  • microtia
  • nasal obstruction
  • plagiocephaly
  • ptosis
  • skull abnormality
  • speech disorder
  • allogeneic bone graft
  • autogenous bone graft
  • bloodless surgery
  • bone transplant
  • cleft lip repair
  • craniosynostosis
  • ear reconstruction
  • eye plastic surgery
  • eyelid repair
  • facial reconstructive surgery
  • implantation procedure
  • liposuction
  • otoplasty
  • rhinoplasty
  • aging skin
  • birthmark
  • capillary hemangioma
  • cleft lip
  • cleft palate
  • ear malformation
  • hemangioma
  • maxillofacial injuries
  • microtia
  • nasal obstruction
  • plagiocephaly
  • ptosis
  • skull abnormality
  • speech disorder
  • ablation
  • allogeneic bone graft
  • autogenous bone graft
  • bone transplant
  • botox
  • cleft lip repair
  • cosmetic surgery
  • craniosynostosis
  • ear reconstruction
  • eye plastic surgery
  • eyelid repair
  • facelift
  • facial reconstructive surgery
  • genioplasty
  • implantation procedure
  • liposuction
  • otoplasty
  • rhinoplasty

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery - Plastic Surgery, 1999
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, University of California at LA, Craniomaxillofacial, 1998
  • Residency, Emory University Hospital, Plastic Surgery, 1997
  • Residency, Maimonides Medical Center, General Surgery, 1995
  • MD from New York Medical College, 1989

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  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage
    • Aetna Open Access EPO
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Plan
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Healthscope
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
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    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Amida Care
    • Amida Care Medicaid
  • Anthem BCBS
    • Anthem BCBS CT HMO
    • Anthem BCBS CT PPO
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    • Anthem BCBS CT Pathway PPO
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    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access PPO Large Group
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
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    • BCBS Florida Blue Care HMO
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    • BCBS Local 32BJ Employees
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    • BCBS POS
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    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (LICH Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS PPO/EPO Small Group
    • New York Hotel Trades
  • Centerlight Healthcare
    • CenterLight Healthcare DIRECT
    • CenterLight Healthcare PACE
    • CenterLight Healthcare Select
    • Centerlight Pace Medicare HMO
  • Centers Plan For Healthy Living
    • Centers Plan For Healthy Living
    • Centers Plan For Healthy Living Medicaid Advantage Plus HMO D-SNP
  • Cigna
    • Apwu Health Plan
    • Cigna Oscar
    • Cigna - Humana
    • Cigna Great West PPO
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    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Managed Care/POS
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    • Great West HMO
    • Kaiser Permanente
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    • Wellfleet-NYU Student
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Bridge
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    • Emblem Select Care Bronze Small Group
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  • Empire BCBS Health Plus
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 1
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    • BCBS Healthplus Gatekeeper exchange
    • BCBS Healthplus Mediblue Advantage
    • BCBS Healthplus NY Child Health Plus NY
    • BCBS Healthplus NY Medicaid Managed Care NY
    • BCBS Healthplus Special Needs
    • Empire Mediblue Healthplus Dual
  • Fidelis Care
    • Ambetter Fidelis Care Bronze Exchange
    • Ambetter Fidelis Care Catastrophic Cvg Exchange
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    • Ambetter Fidelis Care Native American Exchange
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    • Fidelis Care Child Health Plus
    • Fidelis Care Medicaid Managed Care
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 1
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 2
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 3
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 4
    • Wellcare by Fidelis Care Medicare
  • GHI
    • American Plan Administrators
    • GHI CBP (City of New York Employees)
    • GHI Emblem Health EPO
    • GHI Emblem Health PPO
    • GHI HMO
    • GHI HMO Medicare
    • GHI Medicare PPO
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
    • GHI Network Access - Benefit Services of PA
    • GHI Network Access - Humana
    • GHI Network Access - Total Plan Concepts
    • IUOE Local 14-14B
    • Wlny-TV Inc.
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    • HIP Prime Silver Exchange
    • HIP VIP Medicare Bold
    • HIP VIP Medicare Prime
    • Vytra HMO
  • Healthfirst
    • Health And Recovery Plan (Harp)
    • Healthfirst Bronze Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Bronze Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Child Health Plus
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 1 & 2
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 3 & 4
    • Healthfirst Gold Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Gold Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Green Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Medicaid
    • Healthfirst Medicare
    • Healthfirst Medicare/NYU Risk
    • Healthfirst Personal Wellness Plan
    • Healthfirst Platinum Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Platinum Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Senior Health Partners
    • Healthfirst Silver Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Silver Total, Pro, Plus EPO
  • Magnacare
    • Bricklayers Ins and Welfare Fund
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Part A and B
    • Medicare Part B
  • Multiplan
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
    • Health Republic Of NJ
    • Humana Health Plan
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Kaiser Foundation
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    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Multiplan-Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co
    • PHCS
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • NYSHIP - The Empire Plan
    • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
  • POMCO Insurance Company
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Qualcare Inc.
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • River Spring Health Plan
    • River Spring Medicare HMP SNP
  • Sedgwick WTC
    • World Trade Center - Sedgwick
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • Bind Benefits inc
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • Unite Healthcare (NY University Care Plan)
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare All Savers
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Golden Rule Insurance
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Student Resources (NYU)
    • United Healthcare Value, Advantage and HDHP (New York University employees)
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice (NY Power Authority Employees)
  • VA Community Care Network
    • VA CCN Optum
  • VNS Choice Advantage
    • VNS Medicare Advantage
    • VNS NY Choice Select Health
  • WTC Health Program
    • NY Fire Department - WTC
    • WTC Health Program
  • Wellcare
    • WellCare Medicare
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NYU Langone Plastic Surgery Associates – 41st Street

311 North Street, Suite 102, White Plains, NY 10605

MyFace Craniofacial Center

222 East 41st Street, New York, NY 10017


Plastic Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate, Cleft Palate, Cleft Lip, Cosmetic Surgery, Aesthetic Surgery, Facelift, Rhinoplasty, Nose Job, Chin Surgery, Genioplasty, Craniosynostosis, Plagiocephaly, Ear Deformity, Skull Deformity, Endoscopic Craniosynostosis Repair

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307 E. 33rd St.

New York, NY 10016



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