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Treatment of cleft

The most important part of the cleft treatment is a skilled surgery, which should take place as soon as possible after birth! So act now!

If the lip and palate are affected, two surgeries are needed: The first surgery - to repair the cleft lip - at 4 to 6 months of age, the second surgery - for the cleft palate - at 12 months of age. Depending on the size and type of the cleft, more treatment can often be necessary during childhood and adolescence to treat remaining problems.

Further, comprehensive care like dental or orthodontic treatment as well as speech therapy is often required but can’t be offered in Bangladesh at the moment. Our cleft teams will provide detailed information about the treatment.

This website provides basic information only! For further information and in order to make medical decisions please consult one of our surgeons! The treatment is paid by our donors and free to you!