Cleft Lip & Palate

Cleft lip and/or palate occurs 1 in 600 live births in the United States, making it the most common birth problem. Children born with a cleft lip and/or palate and related disorders may face a variety of challenges in areas to include: feeding, hearing, dentition, resonance, speech production and language, facial growth, vision, learning and psychosocial issues. For these reasons, it is critical that care is provided in a team environment working with a multitude of specialists. As a main focus of the FCI practice and the most common craniofacial birth defect, our team has performed thousands of surgical procedures for cleft lip and palate repair.