This team of specialists helps children ages 16 and under with cleft lips, cleft palates or both (cleft lips and palates).
A child can have many medical needs because of a cleft lip and/or palate including problems with feeding, hearing, teeth and speech. Our team of specialists looks for and helps take care of these needs. The team includes:
- Plastic surgeon
- Oral & maxillofacial surgeon
- Ear nose and throat doctor
- Speech language pathologist
- Social worker
You will see each of these team members during your visit to the clinic. We work together to make a care plan which will support your child and family’s individual needs.
The clinic happens once every month in the outpatient department at the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital in Saskatoon. Your child may need special photos taken at a downtown clinic on the same day as the appointment.
Talk to your doctor or nurse practitioner and ask how to see our cleft lip & palate team in Saskatoon.