As a pediatric plastic surgeon who specializes in craniofacial care, the subject of cleft care is close to my heart. It’s also important for patients and their families. This blog is meant to be a guide and a place where you can learn more about cleft care.
Hopefully, I will not be the only contributor since I will be inviting those who really know about cleft lip and palates – the patients and their families – to participate and comment.
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Dr. James Liau’s mission is to provide the best comprehensive care for children and adults. Dr. Liau practices the complete spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery. He also specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and craniofacial surgery, focusing on comprehensive treatment of children with cleft lips and palates, congenital craniofacial deformities, as well as other more unique congenital problems requiring pediatric plastic surgery.
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Cleft lip and palate is one of the most common birth defects in the United States. The defect occurs when either the lip or the palate (roof of the mouth), or both, do not join together properly during development. With the use of prenatal screening such as ultrasounds, this can frequently be recognized and diagnosed before birth.
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Patient education: Cleft lip and cleft palate (The Basics)