Cleft and craniofacial surgery is recommended for various congenital and acquired conditions affecting the face and head in children. Dr. Manoj K Johar and his team offer expert evaluation and advanced cleft and craniofacial surgery with comprehensive aftercare in Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad(UP). Please contact Dr. Johar’s office for an appointment today!
What is cleft & craniofacial surgery?
Cleft-Craniofacial Surgery is a team approach to evaluating and treating patients with various congenital or acquired (by birth) craniofacial conditions. Being a special population, their needs are special too. Our multispecialty team approach offers a single platform which enables us to identify your child’s needs and plan & provide the appropriate treatment. We strive to achieve optimal results, including speech, hearing and psychosocial development at the earliest possible age.
Cleft & craniofacial surgery is aimed at
- Appropriate, affordable, specialised and quality care
- Parents to inform of the treatment options
- Personalised treatment for patient from infancy through adolescence and young adulthood.
- Providing a single platform for combined team approach
Who is a good candidate for cleft & craniofacial surgery?
The Cleft-Craniofacial team cares for children with a wide range of craniofacial conditions and some of the common ones are:
- Cleft lip and palates
- Craniofacial clefts
- Abnormally shaped skulls
- Craniofacial tumours
- Conditions affecting the growth of the face
What should you expect during the consultation for cleft & craniofacial surgery?
You will meet our team members, and your surgeon will personally evaluate your child’s condition and will ask about your child's health history. You may also consult a children’s physician (paediatrician) at the same visit or later. You will have an opportunity to discuss treatment options, explore outcomes of procedures and the potential risks and complications associated, recommend the course of treatment and get your questions answered.
What should you expect during the treatment?
The medical fitness of your child before surgery is assessed by the paediatrician and anaesthesia team. They can prescribe some diagnostic testing and medications. Once the medical fitness is declared, instructions for the day of the surgery are given. On discharge, postoperative care and follow-up instructions are explained.
What should you expect during the recovery?
There can be some discomfort, swelling and pain after surgery. Post-surgery medications are prescribed for a child’s faster recovery. Our team will advise on the care of the surgical site and feeding or activity restrictions that may be necessary to promote normal healing. Also, you can discuss specific issues to be monitored in your child's general health during recovery with your doctor. Periodic follow-ups are advised to monitor the child and their health status.
How much does cleft and craniofacial surgery cost?
Treatment cost varies based on the type of procedure planned and many other factors like other medical conditions, choice of operative facility, room choice etc. Multidisciplinary team care is essential for this condition and should be figured into your decision-making process. We also offer short-stay surgeries (like same-day surgeries) to save costs. While cost is an important consideration from your perspective, it should not override clinical considerations, which is why a balanced approach is advisable.
Will my insurance plan cover it?
Your health insurance plan will likely cover the surgery being a reconstructive procedure. Some congenital anomalies are generally not covered by insurance. Be certain to check with your insurance company. Patient financing plans are also available to help cover costs.
How you can reach us?
If you would like to learn more about cleft and craniofacial surgery please contact Dr. Manoj Johar, renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon offering highly personalised care in , Delhi, Ghaziabad, Noida (UP).