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The Cleft-Craniofacial program at the Children's Hospital of Michigan provides comprehensive care for children with cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, head shape abnormalities, hemifacial microsomia and other facial syndromes.

The team is led by a pediatric plastic surgeon/craniofacial surgeon on staff, and includes professionals in all of the following subspecialties required to treat children with these conditions: Ear/nose/throat, speech therapy, audiology, orthodontic, oral surgery, prosthodontics, nutrition, psychology, neurosurgery, pediatric imaging and interventional radiology.

The Cleft-Craniofacial Program Children's Hospital of Michigan treats approximately 80 new patients a year, with 800 patients seen in active follow-ups out of a total treatment population of 2,000. Primary cleft lip and palate repairs are performed on about 60 patients a year, 40 jaw surgeries and 40 patients with craniosynostosis are operated on per year.

Cleft Conditions and Treatments

The following are common conditions and treatments for cleft/craniofacial anomalies:

  • Cleft-related Hearing Disorders
  • Cleft Speech/Velopharyngeal Incompetence Management
  • Cleft Dentistry
  • Cleft Orthodontics

For further information or to schedule an appointment call (313) 745-KIDS or toll-free at (888) 362-2500.

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