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  • Dr. Lorenz examining a Stanford Children's Health patientDr. Lorenz examining a Stanford Children's Health patient
  • Stanford Children's Health Cleft and Craniofacial young patient and his momStanford Children's Health Cleft and Craniofacial young patient and his mom

Cleft and Craniofacial Center

Medical conditions that affect a child’s head or face can seriously impact his or her physical and emotional well-being. If your child was born with or has developed a condition affecting the head or face, doctors and experts at Stanford Children Health’s Cleft and Craniofacial Center—one of the world’s leading providers of surgical reconstruction and medical care for these conditions—are standing by to help.

We treat children of all ages for a wide range of conditions, including cleft lip, cleft palate, craniofacial microsomia, microtia, birthmarks and malformations of the skull such as craniosynostosis. Our center offers surgical reconstruction, genetic testing, speech therapy, hearing evaluations, dental and orthodontic treatment, psychological support and more. Because of the complexity of many of the conditions that affect this area of the body, a coordinated team of experts is crucial for successful treatment. Our care team is made up of doctors from more than a dozen subspecialties who work together to develop the best possible treatment plan.