Congenital Birth Defects | UnityPoint Health - Meriter

ER - Madison

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Congenital (Birth) Defects

A congenital birth defect, or congenital anomaly, is an atypical formation or appearance that an individual is born with. Most irregularities can be corrected at a very early age to aid in normal development and functioning.

Congenital defects can vary widely. Common anomalies include:

  • Benign Vascular Lesions of the Skin
  • Breast Anomalies
  • Cleft Lip/Palate
  • Malformations of the Ear
  • Malformations of the Hand
  • Pigmented Lesions of the Skin

Expert Care

Dr. Jeffrey Larson and his team will work closely with your primary care physician to develop the most effective treatment plan. Our specialists prioritize your health and function while applying specialized techniques to help restore a natural appearance.

Board certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Larson practices at the Monona Clinic and UnityPoint Health - Meriter hospital in Madison.


Most private insurance companies reimburse a portion or the entire cost of restoring appearance and function due to congenital defects. As each insurance varies, check with your provider.