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Children’s Velocardiofacial Clinic
Velocardiofacial syndrome is one of the most common genetic disorders. The disorder, which is also sometimes known as 22q11 deletion syndrome, Shprintzen syndrome, or DiGeorge syndrome, is caused by the deletion of a small segment of the long arm of chromosome 22. Children with velocardiofacial syndrome may have heart problems, learning disabilities, and/or cleft palate, and sometimes have other problems.
Children’s velocardiofacial clinic provides families with a central place to receive coordinated services for your child’s velocardiofacial syndrome needs. This saves time and helps families avoid multiple trips to many doctors and other providers. During visits to the clinic, families may see specialists in:
Your child’s initial visit will include an evaluation or set of evaluations by Children’s subspecialists, customized to your child’s unique needs.