Cleft & Craniofacial Clinic

Expert cleft and craniofacial care

Surgeons in the Henry Ford Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (ENT) formed the Multidisciplinary Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic, to provide specialized care for patients with cleft lip, cleft palate or defects of the head, skull and face. Our ENT surgeons are national leaders in correcting congenital deformities, as well as conditions of the head, skull or face that result from injury, disease or tumor removal. 

A team approach

The Multidisciplinary Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic takes a team approach emphasizing comprehensive, coordinated care. Depending on a patient's individual needs, the health care team may involve experts from several specialty areas:

  • Audiology
  • Genetics
  • Neurosurgery
  • Otolaryngology –  Head and Neck Surgery (ENT)
  • Pediatrics
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Psychology
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Women’s Health Services

Meeting individual needs

Our multidisciplinary team offers corrective surgery, and manages on-going care for cleft lip and cleft palate, from infancy through adulthood, including:

  • Appearance
  • Breathing
  • Dental development
  • Feeding
  • Genetic counseling
  • Hearing
  • Speech and swallowing

Patient testimonials and photos

Hear from our patients and learn about their experiences at the Henry Ford Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic.


The Henry Ford Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (ENT) offers five convenient locations in the metro Detroit area.

Insurance plans accepted

Henry Ford Health System accepts most insurance plans; check with your insurance provider for coverage.

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