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What is the best part of the us to get operated for cleft lip and palate?
19 doctors weighed in

Dr. SG Erman
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: No best
There are many great surgeons and institutions in all parts of the country.

In brief: No best
There are many great surgeons and institutions in all parts of the country.
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Experience counts
I'm not sure if any one part of the country is considered the best but seek referrals to a multidisciplinary team.

In brief: Experience counts
I'm not sure if any one part of the country is considered the best but seek referrals to a multidisciplinary team.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Many choices
If you call operation smile at 888-677-6453 or 757-321-7645, they can refer you to a number of resources in searching out a cleft lip/palate plastic surgeon.
Many universities have multispecialty cleft clinics and can be an excellent source of information and treatment options. There are many good choices for this procedure in the United States. Good luck!

In brief: Many choices
If you call operation smile at 888-677-6453 or 757-321-7645, they can refer you to a number of resources in searching out a cleft lip/palate plastic surgeon.
Many universities have multispecialty cleft clinics and can be an excellent source of information and treatment options. There are many good choices for this procedure in the United States. Good luck!
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Teams--kids hospital
We're blessed. There are many fine cleft palate teams across the country.
Ask your pediatrician for referral to a team. I'm particularly comfortable with teams based out of children's hospitals where the focus is kids first.

In brief: Teams--kids hospital
We're blessed. There are many fine cleft palate teams across the country.
Ask your pediatrician for referral to a team. I'm particularly comfortable with teams based out of children's hospitals where the focus is kids first.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Some questions i would have for the surgeon are: !.
How many of these operations have you performed? 2. How many per year? 3. What is your rate of complications? 4. What are some common complications? 5. What happens after the operation? 6. Who will be there to take care of any emergencies? 7. Are you board certified and in what area? 8. Can you guarantee success?-i'd worry if they say yes to #8.

In brief: Depends
Some questions i would have for the surgeon are: !.
How many of these operations have you performed? 2. How many per year? 3. What is your rate of complications? 4. What are some common complications? 5. What happens after the operation? 6. Who will be there to take care of any emergencies? 7. Are you board certified and in what area? 8. Can you guarantee success?-i'd worry if they say yes to #8.
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree
In brief: Cleftline.org
This website is operated by the american cleft palate-craniofacial association which is not controlled by any one specialty, or center. They list the accredited teams in the usa.
One could argue that academic center are the best or worst place to have surgery. They often have/do the latest, but often the surgery is done by trainees.

In brief: Cleftline.org
This website is operated by the american cleft palate-craniofacial association which is not controlled by any one specialty, or center. They list the accredited teams in the usa.
One could argue that academic center are the best or worst place to have surgery. They often have/do the latest, but often the surgery is done by trainees.
Dr. James Sidman
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Dr. Eugene Sidoti
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Cleftline
There are many highly respected and talented surgeons and cleft lip and palate teams throughout the country.
The best way to get information regarding these teams, as well as information for parents and patients, is to visit the american cleft palate-craniofacial association's cleft palate foundation web site at http://www.Cleftline.Org. Good luck.

In brief: Cleftline
There are many highly respected and talented surgeons and cleft lip and palate teams throughout the country.
The best way to get information regarding these teams, as well as information for parents and patients, is to visit the american cleft palate-craniofacial association's cleft palate foundation web site at http://www.Cleftline.Org. Good luck.
Dr. Eugene Sidoti
Dr. Eugene Sidoti
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Cleft palate clinic
Seek a teaching hospital with a multidisciplinary clinic.
They will see a large volume of patients and have a well oiled machine in place to care for all aspects of your child's care. As you will likely be making multiple visits over months and years, a location closer to home is probably preferable. Ask (facial) plastic surgeons in your area and they probably can recommend the best/nearest...

In brief: Cleft palate clinic
Seek a teaching hospital with a multidisciplinary clinic.
They will see a large volume of patients and have a well oiled machine in place to care for all aspects of your child's care. As you will likely be making multiple visits over months and years, a location closer to home is probably preferable. Ask (facial) plastic surgeons in your area and they probably can recommend the best/nearest...
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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