Interdisciplinary Care for Cleft Lip and Palate Conditions
Greater Living - GBMC HealthCarehttps:/www.gbmc.org/greater-living
July 21, 2016
The team's involvement with patients and their families can begin as early as pregnancy, when some birth defects may be diagnosed. A geneticist and genetic counselor provide information to the parents. The family has the option of scheduling a consultation with a facial plastic reconstructive surgeon. At that consultation the surgeon will describe the types of surgery, explain the anticipated time frame for surgery and answer any other questions parents may have.