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Please suggest some treatment options for cleft lip.
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: Only one
Surgery be an asps plastic surgeon especially one who is part of a team w orthodontist speech pathologist etc.

In brief: Only one
Surgery be an asps plastic surgeon especially one who is part of a team w orthodontist speech pathologist etc.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Cleft lip ? Palate
A cleft lip needs to be evaluated and staged.
These vary in degree of severity which may consist of incomplete or complete involvement of the nose, lip, alveolus (dental ridge), hard and/or soft palates. Treatment may require a team of experts including speech therapists, ent, maxillofacial surgeons, prosthedontists, plastic surgeons, dentists, orthodontists, etc. Hearing & speech may be effected.

In brief: Cleft lip ? Palate
A cleft lip needs to be evaluated and staged.
These vary in degree of severity which may consist of incomplete or complete involvement of the nose, lip, alveolus (dental ridge), hard and/or soft palates. Treatment may require a team of experts including speech therapists, ent, maxillofacial surgeons, prosthedontists, plastic surgeons, dentists, orthodontists, etc. Hearing & speech may be effected.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Surgery for cleft
Many specialties treat cleft lips including plastic surgeons and ENT surgeons.
The most important thing is to have a surgeon treat a cleft who is part of a multidisciplinary team because a cleft usually involves not just the lip but may involve the palate. Thus orthodontists, speech pathologists and many others are needed for the best functional and cosmetic outcome.

In brief: Surgery for cleft
Many specialties treat cleft lips including plastic surgeons and ENT surgeons.
The most important thing is to have a surgeon treat a cleft who is part of a multidisciplinary team because a cleft usually involves not just the lip but may involve the palate. Thus orthodontists, speech pathologists and many others are needed for the best functional and cosmetic outcome.
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Surgery
Cleft lip is best treated by surgical repair. This is usually done at about three months of age.
Seek a board certified plastic surgeon for this type of surgery. S/he can evaluate the patient for other problems and determine the best type of repair as well as the timing.

In brief: Surgery
Cleft lip is best treated by surgical repair. This is usually done at about three months of age.
Seek a board certified plastic surgeon for this type of surgery. S/he can evaluate the patient for other problems and determine the best type of repair as well as the timing.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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