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Cleft Lip and Palate

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Meet the Team

The ear, nose and throat (ENT) and facial plastic surgery team at Children’s Minnesota is internationally recognized for their leadership in developing and providing pediatric treatments. And Children’s is the only hospital in the state of Minnesota offering 24/7 access to pediatric ENT specialists. That’s reassuring for families who need an ENT doc for their child after regular office hours.

Outcomes and Research

Choosing where to bring your child for care is a major decision. We understand you want all the information you can get. And you want it in a clear, straightforward form that helps you make the right choice for your family.

Conditions and Services

The ear, nose and throat (ENT) and facial plastic surgery program at Children's Minnesota offers a full range of services focused on the medical and surgical treatment of conditions that affect the head and neck.

Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) & Facial Plastic Surgery

Children's Minnesota's Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and facial plastic surgery program diagnoses and treats routine and complex conditions in babies, children and teens. In fact, Children's has the only pediatric ENT program in the state dedicated exclusively to kids with disorders of the head and neck.

Conditions and services

The cleft and craniofacial clinic at Children’s welcomes babies, children, teens and even young adults with simple to complex conditions, including:

Cleft & Craniofacial Program

The pediatric craniofacial specialists at Children’s care for most of the children in Minnesota (and the surrounding states) who have cleft and craniofacial conditions. Led by our ENT and facial plastic surgeons, our team treats everything from cleft lip and palate to rare craniofacial conditions at four clinic locations.

Minnesota woman born with cleft lip and palate learns to love smile

College senior Cori Nesmith writes about her experience as a woman born with a cleft lip and palate.