We are one of the best known clinic for our cleft lip and palate surgery in Pune. Cleft lip and cleft palate, also known as orofacial cleft, is a group of conditions that includes cleft lip, cleft palate, and both together.
A cleft lip contains an opening in the upper lip that may extend into the nose and therefore require cleft lip treatment. The opening may be on one side (unilateral cleft), both sides (bilateral cleft), or in the middle. We offer affordable yet effective cleft lip and palate surgery in Pune.
A cleft palate occurs when the roof of the mouth (hard and soft palate) contains an opening into the nose. These disorders of cleft and palate can result in feeding problems, speech problems, hearing problems, and frequent ear infections. Less than half the time the condition is associated with other disorders. Please call us or visit our advanced facility for consultation regarding cleft lip and palate surgery in Pune.
Cleft lip and palate are the results of tissues of the face not joining properly during development. As such, they are a type of birth defect. The cause is unknown in most cases. Risk factors include smoking during pregnancy, diabetes, obesity, and older mother, and certain medications (such as some used to treat seizures). Cleft lip and cleft palate can often be diagnosed during pregnancy with an ultrasound exam.
A cleft lip can be successfully treated with surgery. This is often done in the first 3 to 6 months of life for cleft lip.
Cleft lip repair involves reconstructing the shape of the lip and the nose and joining the tissues that were not joined before birth.
When having cleft lip repair surgery your baby will be placed under general anesthetic. This means they will be asleep during the surgery.
Speech therapy and dental care may also be needed. With appropriate treatment, outcomes are good.
Cleft palates have to be surgically repaired before the baby is ready to speak, usually between nine months and one year. During the operation, nearby mouth tissue is used to close over the cleft.
Some children will require further operations, such as pharyngoplasty, to help seal the mouth from the nasal cavity. Some children born with cleft palates will have speech difficulties after surgery. Speech pathology can help overcome this.