Shriners Children’s teams of specialists treat the physical, social, emotional and developmental challenges of craniofacial conditions like cleft palate to help children live full, healthy lives.
The Springfield Shriners Hospital’s cleft lip and palate program has been recognized by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) as a fully-approved cleft lip and palate team.
Orofacial clefts, including cleft lips and cleft palates, are among the most common congenital malformations. “We offer top-notch multidisciplinary and longitudinal care to patients from prenatal to adult – regionally and internationally,” said Eric C. Liao, M.D., Ph.D.
Podcast with Dr. Chad Purnell on Craniofacial Microsomia and his joint Shriners Children’s/Georgia Tech research grant.
Patient Story https://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/News-and-Media/Patient-Stories/2022/07/Charlie-Gail-Cleft-Story
Facial clefts are one of the most common birth differences in the U.S. It can be a challenge for families to find education, resources, support and specialized treatment. Shriners Children's is here for you.
A mother shares her powerful story of two children with cleft lip and palate, alongside the children's doctor.
Facial clefts are the number one craniofacial birth defect addressed by our patient and family-centered teams, led by our board-certified plastic surgeons. The cleft teams at Shriners Children's understand that the repercussions of cleft lip and cleft palate often run much deeper – affecting breathi...
Shriners Children’s offers specialized facial and dental imaging (X-rays) for children with craniofacial differences. The painless process helps surgeons and doctors understand each child’s unique facial anatomy to plan treatment.
Facial clefts occur when the palate (roof of mouth) and/or lip does not form properly as a baby develops. Children typically require multiple surgeries and therapies as they grow. Shriners Children's offers multidisciplinary team care.
Patient Story https://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/News-and-Media/Patient-Stories/2023/07/Hunter-Cleft-Lip-and-Palate
Hunter's craniofacial team was with him through every step.