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Treatment of cleft

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

If the lip and palate are affected, two surgeries are essential: The first surgery (cleft lip) at 4 to 6 months of age, the second surgery (cleft palate) at 12 months of age. Complexity and diversity of cleft can often demand a longer treatment. Additional surgeries might be necessary during childhood and adolescence. Further, comprehensive care like dental or orthodontic treatment as well as speech therapy is often required, which we also offer, and we will guide you through the process.

Our cleft teams will provide detailed information about the treatment. This website provides introductory information only!

For further information and in order to take medical decisions please consult a doctor. You can call Dr. Adolfo Mamani in La Paz under +591 7914 2137 or Dr. Mario Villalba in Tarija under +591 7294 2200.