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Dr. Farnworth loves children and has used his skills as a surgeon on many overseas missions where the surgical team has performed free cleft lip, cleft palate and hand surgery on children in Brazil, Peru and other countries. Dr. Farnworth has trained residents and given lectures to other surgeons discussing new techniques in cleft lip and palate surgery.

Medical School

University of Utah School of Medicine

Surgical Internship

New Hanover Memorial Hospital,
Wilmington, North Carolina

General Surgery

Maricopa Medical Center,
Phoenix, Arizona

Plastic Surgery Fellowship

Maricopa Medical Center,
Phoenix, Arizona

Plastic Surgery Residency

William Beaumont Hospital,
Royal Oak, Michigan

Dr. Farnworth is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery . He has practiced in Phoenix, Arizona since 1993. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a member of the American Cleft Palate – Craniofacial Association where he serves on the International Outreach Committee.

Plastic surgery is a term that comes from the Greek word plastikos meaning to shape or mold. Plastic surgeons mold or give form to the human body. They are trained to see possibilities and create solutions. Plastic surgeons dedicate themselves to helping patients reclaim their lives, re-establish their self-confidence, and restore their dreams.

Dr. Farnworth believes that a plastic surgeon should be an educator, helping patients and parents understand what a plastic surgeon can offer to help them. By taking time to answer questions, Dr. Farnworth helps patients and parents understand the options for treatment as well as understand realistic expectations. Dr. Farnworth believes that patients deserve honesty as well as the skill of a trained surgeon. Dr. Farnworth began his training in general surgery from 1986 to 1989. He completed a special fellowship in plastic surgery with emphasis on craniofacial surgery and hand surgery in 1990. He finalized his training by completing a plastic surgery residency from 1991 to 1993. He began private practice in Phoenix, Arizona in 1993.

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15810 South 45th Street, Suite 140
Phoenix/Ahwatukee, AZ 85048

Contact Dr Farnworth With Questions

If your child has a cleft lip or palate, you can ask Dr Farnworth questions using the steps below. Or, to make an appointment to see Dr. Farnworth in the office, call 480-759-3001.

Step 1: Fill Out and Submit the Information Form

Click Here to Open the Form.

Step 2: Take Photos

Have six pre-operative photos taken. These should frame the top of the head down to the base of the neck. Take a right and a left side view, a right and a left oblique (45 degree angle) view, one forward facing, and one with the head tilted back, showing the bottom of the nose. Take the photos indoors with good lighting. Use a solid colored background. A camera with a zoom lens fully zoomed in on the face is best. Please view the examples below.

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Step 3: Submit the Photos

E-mail the photos to: [email protected]
Or Send them to below Address:

Dr Farnworth Consultation
15810 S 45th Street, Suite 140
Phoenix, AZ 85048

Step 4: Get Help with Insurance Coverage

If you don’t have insurance, your child may be covered by the State of Arizona up to age 21. Our office can help you understand the application process. Just call 480-759-3001.

Click Here to Find out about State of Arizona coverage for Birth Defects.

Step 5: Hear Back From Us

Our office will contact you via phone or email within one week to answer your questions.