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Cleft Lip & Palate Program


The Cleft and Craniofacial Team treats all congenital or acquired problems affecting the skull and face including cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, craniofacial microsomia and ear reconstruction. Our cleft and craniofacial team is composed of multiple specialists and is fully approved by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association’s Commission on Approval of Teams.

Children’s Health℠ is the only ACPA-approved team in North Texas with the largest cleft team in the region performing more cleft related surgery than any other team in the region.

Conditions We Treat

Immediate Care

Early intervention is critical to the treatment of pediatric cleft lip and cleft palate. This is why the cleft lip and palate team prescribes a pre-surgical orthopedic appliance to infants to prepare them for the surgery they will need to repair their condition.

What to Expect