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About Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic

With an emphasis on improving the quality of life for our patients, the Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic specialize in treating people with conditions affecting the head, face and dentition, including cleft palate.


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About the Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic

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What We Do

The Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic at the University of Minnesota specializes in evaluating and treating people with conditions affecting the head, face and dentition. We provide care for children and adults with cleft lip and palate, and many rare and complex craniofacial conditions. Our care optimizes the facial appearance, speech, craniofacial and dental development, and quality of life for individuals. Treatment includes expert surgical care, but truly takes a team, built on a trusting relationship that emphasizes the whole person from birth through adulthood.

Procedures Performed

  • Cleft lip
  • Cleft palate
  • Pierre Robin Sequence
  • Velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI or nasal speech)
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Abnormal head shape / plagiocephaly
  • Syndromic craniofacial anomalies, including but not limited to Stickler, Treacher Collins, Apert, Crouzon, and Pfeiffer syndromes
  • Oculo-auriculo-vertebral Spectrum (Hemifacial Microsoma / Goldenhar Syndrome)
  • 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (Velocardiofacial / DiGeorge syndrome)
  • Ectodermal Dysplasia
  • Craniofacial feeding problems
  • Beckwith-Weidemann syndrome
  • Microtia
  • Facial trauma, cancer reconstruction and paralysis
  • Facial hemangiomas
  • Vascular malformations

We also evaluate, diagnose and treat many other craniofacial conditions not listed. Contact us to discuss.


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University of Minnesota Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic
6-296 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE

Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-625-5945
Email: [email protected]