Cleft Lip and Palate

Cleft lip and palate is a congenital deformity best managed by a team of specialists.  Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons have been members of the Minneapolis Children’s Medical Center Cleft Lip & Palate Team for more than 10 years.  They are ideally suited to perform the complex repairs and participate in the coordinated treatment that is necessary to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Surgical Options

Our doctors work side by side with other contributing members, including orthodontists, otolaryngologists, speech therapists, prosthodontists, pediatric dentists, geneticists and pediatric surgeons to provide treatment aimed at achieving the highest standard of care.  As such, our surgeons at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical Consultants play an important role in the treatment of children and adults with cleft lip and palate. While numerous surgical options exist, the experienced surgeons at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical Consultants can help determine the best treatment options.


As with all of our surgical procedures, the expert surgeons at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical Consultants are dedicated to our patients’ comfort and surgical success. Our team will consider function and appearance, as well as nutrition, speech, hearing, and emotional and psychological development for each patient.