We provide comprehensive care for patients with cleft palates and other craniofacial issues. Our unique team approach promotes excellent outcomes. We have been helping patients for more than 30 years and are accredited by the American Cleft Palate Association (ACPA).

Conditions We Treat

  • Cleft lip with and without palate
  • Cleft palate
  • Robin sequence
  • Oculo-Auriculo-Vertebral (OAV) spectrum (Goldenhar syndrome)
  • Treacher-Collins
  • Nager syndrome
  • Crouzon syndrome
  • Apert syndrome
  • All other syndromes that affect craniofacial structures

We also provide prenatal counseling to families who have a fetus diagnosed with a cleft lip during pregnancy.

A Team Approach

We coordinate care with a multidisciplinary medical and surgical team to improve the quality and outcomes. Our team includes pediatric specialists in:

  • Craniofacial/Plastic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Craniofacial Orthodontics
  • Speech Therapy
  • Feeding Specialists
  • Social Work
  • Child Life
  • Nursing

More About Our Commonly Seen Conditions

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Cleft Palate

A common birth defect in which a baby’s palate (roof of mouth) doesn’t form properly. As a result, there is a split or opening (cleft) on one or both sides that can extend all the way from the nose to the back of the palate.

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Cleft Lip (with or without palate)

This is when a baby is born with an opening in the lip and/ or roof of the mouth (palate). A cleft lip may just look like a small opening on the edge of the lip, or it could extend into the nose. It may also extend into the gums. A cleft palate can vary in size.

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Robin Sequence

A set of abnormalities affecting the head and face, consisting of a small lower jaw (micrognathia), a tongue that is placed further back than normal (glossoptosis), and an opening in the roof of the mouth (a cleft palate). This is described as a “sequence” because an underdeveloped lower jaw sets off a sequence of events before birth that cause the other signs and symptoms.