Cleft Lip or Cleft Palate Surgery

What is Cleft Lip or Cleft Palate Surgery?

Cleft Lip or Cleft Palate Surgery is performed to treat the birth defects of the upper lip and palate (roof of the mouth). The surgery is required to close the opening between t...

How does it help?

This condition can affect important functions of the mouth and might lead to several health problems such as difficulty in eating, speech problems, and loss of hearing, etc. The...

How is it done?

What are the benefit and risks of this procedure?

This surgery has revolutionised medical procedures and has become a mainstay to treat the congenital disorders, but as any other surgery, it also has some risks and limitations associated with it.

A broken lip or palate deeply affects a child’s health. Babies suffering from a cleft lip or palate might not be able to eat, drink, talk, hear or even breathe properly. Without a cleft, a child cannot lead a healthy life or have a normal appearance. Surgery enhances facial growth and symmetry....

There is always some risks involved with any surgery. But these risks can be managed and minimised efficiently by specialists. Generally, the risks involved in a cleft lip or palate surgery are infection, slight breathing problems, bleeding, and surgical tension. These can be significantly cured ...

It may not be able to completely reconstruct tissues, and will not be able to restore the exact appearance. Also, the patient may require multiple surgeries, depending upon the gravity and extent of the malformation.

How does Medanta provide care?

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