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Often, several doctors and other health professionals will
help care for a child with
cleft lip and/or
cleft palate. The team may include primary care health
professionals, surgeons, dentists and orthodontists, and a variety of
therapists. The staff at most large hospitals can help you to know who you need
to see and when. They can also help you schedule appointments.
If your child is
born with cleft lip and/or palate, your primary care health professionals may
A child born with cleft lip and/or cleft
palate needs ongoing evaluation from medical specialists. Sometimes, ongoing
procedures or surgery may be needed.
Depending on the exact nature
of the problems, a child born with cleft lip and/or cleft palate may need
specialized therapy. A wide range of services are available to screen for and
treat specific issues, such as speech, hearing, or mental health problems. You
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsSpecialist Medical ReviewerAdam David Schaffner, MD, FACS - Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Adam David Schaffner, MD, FACS - Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
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