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How do I pick a cleftt lip/palate or craniofacial team for my child?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Ask neonatal team

Many newborns with cleft lip or palate would be evaluated first by neonatologists if available.
They or the nicu staff can not only give a referral to a surgical team but also provide valuable information on caring for the baby when it goes home. Also read dr. Marsh's answer.

In brief: Ask neonatal team

Many newborns with cleft lip or palate would be evaluated first by neonatologists if available.
They or the nicu staff can not only give a referral to a surgical team but also provide valuable information on caring for the baby when it goes home. Also read dr. Marsh's answer.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Jeffrey Marsh
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Ask Pediatrician

1st, ask your pediatrician for a referral.
2nd, consult the cleft palate foundation (). 3rd, visit a team meeting. A "healthy" team will have infants, children and even some adults as patients. The team should have sufficient patients to be competent: it should meet at least once a month or more often. 4th, ask for referrals to some families treated by that team.

In brief: Ask Pediatrician

1st, ask your pediatrician for a referral.
2nd, consult the cleft palate foundation (). 3rd, visit a team meeting. A "healthy" team will have infants, children and even some adults as patients. The team should have sufficient patients to be competent: it should meet at least once a month or more often. 4th, ask for referrals to some families treated by that team.
Dr. Jeffrey Marsh
Dr. Jeffrey Marsh
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Specialists

Some oral surgery groups specialize in cleft lip palate treatment.
You need to find a good group. They would know how to assemble a team.

In brief: Specialists

Some oral surgery groups specialize in cleft lip palate treatment.
You need to find a good group. They would know how to assemble a team.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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