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How many surgeries to fix cleft palate in child?
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Depends
That is a very difficult question and it depends on how much of the palate is affected.
If it is a simple cleft, it can be repaired in one surgery. If it involves a lot of the roof of the mouth it might need to be done in stages.

In brief: Depends
That is a very difficult question and it depends on how much of the palate is affected.
If it is a simple cleft, it can be repaired in one surgery. If it involves a lot of the roof of the mouth it might need to be done in stages.
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Usually one.
Most cleft palates are fixed in one operation in the us.
In some scandanavian countries, they repair the palate in two stages. The cleft in the gum line (alveolus) is repaired later, usually 6-8 yrs old.

In brief: Usually one.
Most cleft palates are fixed in one operation in the us.
In some scandanavian countries, they repair the palate in two stages. The cleft in the gum line (alveolus) is repaired later, usually 6-8 yrs old.
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