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.

The Cleft and Craniofacial Program at Phoenix Children's Hospital is led by Craniofacial Plastic Surgeons and functions as part of the Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center (BCCC).

Many craniofacial conditions can be detected on ultrasounds that are performed of the baby during pregnancy. If you receive this diagnosis, our Plastic Surgeon will meet with you and guide other team member consultations to discuss care and outline a treatment plan. This consultation is known as the “In-utero Consultation” and can be arranged through the Arizona Fetal Care Network or directly with the office.

All newborns diagnosed with a craniofacial condition are evaluated, treated, and followed through our interdisciplinary team approach at BCCC. The patients’ surgeries are performed at Phoenix Children's Hospital by the providers you meet during the evaluation process.

The benefits of having a cleft and craniofacial program for a child with a cleft or craniofacial anomaly have been acknowledged worldwide as better coordination of care, fewer surgeries, and better long term outcomes. The Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center and Phoenix Children's Hospital serve as a “home” for our patients and families with cleft and craniofacial anomalies. There are numerous resources for patients and families that allow for education, support, and comradery.

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