Cleft Lip, Palate and Lip/Palate


Contact Plastic & Craniofacial Surgery

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 accredited by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association’s Committee on Accreditation of Teams.

Why Children's Health?

Children’s Health℠ is an area leader for cleft lip and cleft palate surgery – ours is one of two American Cleft Palate - Craniofacial Association affiliated teams in North Texas. 

To see the amazing work that the physicians do, view our collection of before and after photos here.

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.

Surgery Locations

Patients are seen for surgeries at our Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Children’s Medical Center Plano locations. Evaluations and follow-up appointments take place at the Dallas, Plano, as well as at the Specialty Center Southlake location.


ACPA-Designated Team

The ACPA defines that the purpose of the Cleft and Craniofacial Team “is to ensure that care is provided in a coordinated and consistent manner with the proper sequencing of evaluations and treatments within the framework of the patient’s overall developmental, medical and psychological needs.” The Cleft and Craniofacial Team at Children’s Health is proud to be an ACPA-designated team.