Medical Specialties

Cleft and Craniofacial Program

When your child needs medical treatment, you want the very best care. Our highly-trained team of specialists provides the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatments for infants and children with craniofacial conditions.

Cleft lips and palates are the most common craniofacial disorders and are among the most common birth defects. Craniofacial disorders are diagnosed through:

  • Physical examinations
  • Dental X-rays
  • Skull X-rays
  • CT scans
  • MRI scans
  • Blood tests

They can also be diagnosed during pregnancy through a routine ultrasound.

Types of Craniofacial Disorders

  • Cleft lip
  • Cleft palate
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Hemifacial microsomia
  • Goldenhar syndrome
  • DiGeorge syndrome (22q11.2 deletion syndrome, velocardiofacial syndrome)
  • Treacher Collins syndrome

If the severity of the craniofacial disorder is high, reconstructive surgery may be recommended to improve physical appearance and functions such as eating and breathing.


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