Cleft Lip and Palate
Before any treatment is planned, you will meet with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for a complete medical evaluation. During this visit, your surgeon will start by asking about your medical history and conducting a thorough physical and dental examination, noting any problems you are experiencing due to your cleft lip or palate.
After this evaluation, your surgeon will discuss the treatment options that best meet your individual needs.
UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.