Cleft Palate Repair Surgery in Latin America

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Latin America performing Cleft Palate Repair Surgery.
Hospital La Catolica Contact Hospital La Catolica
Private Hospital, Costa Rica
Hospital Hotel La Catolica provides comprehensive private healthcare services to local and international patients, mainly from the USA.
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Cleft Palate Surgeryupon request
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Hospital CIMA Monterrey Contact Hospital CIMA Monterrey
Private Hospital, Mexico
Hospital CIMA Monterrey is an acute-care hospital that was originally a women's specialty hospital (formerly known as Hospital Santa Engracia) when it opened in 1996. It is located in San Pedro, Garza Garcia, a suburb of Monterrey, in Mexico.
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Cleft Palate Surgeryupon request
Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey Contact Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey
Private Hospital, Mexico
A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.
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Cleft Palate Repair Surgeryupon request
San Javier Hospital Contact San Javier Hospital
Private Hospital, Mexico
CSG AccreditationCSG Accreditation
A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.
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Cleft Palate Repair Surgeryupon request
San Javier Marina Hospital Contact San Javier Marina Hospital
Private Hospital, Mexico
A tertiary, modern, small hospital, which is part of the San Javier group of hospitals. The hospital employs 48 physicians in most medical specialties, and provides many services to accomodate private and foreign patients.
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Cleft Palate Repair Surgeryupon request
San Angel Hospital Contact San Angel Hospital
Private Hospital, Mexico
CSG AccreditationCSG Accreditation
A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.
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Cleft Palate Repair Surgeryupon request
Hospital Velmar Contact Hospital Velmar
Private Hospital, Mexico
A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.
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Cleft Palate Repair Surgeryupon request
Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación Contact Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación
Private Hospital, Colombia
A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.
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Cleft Palate Repair Surgeryupon request
Hospital Universitario Austral Contact Hospital Universitario Austral
Private Hospital, Argentina
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc
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Cleft Palate Repair Surgeryupon request
CIMA Hospital Contact CIMA Hospital
Private Hospital, Costa Rica
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A modern, JCI accredited hospital which provides a full range of diagnostic, emergency, medical and surgical services.
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Cleft Palate Surgeryupon request
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Dr. Max Guth Morales
Dr. Max Guth Morales
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Dr. Ariel Miremberg
Dr. Ariel Miremberg
Otolaryngology, Sleep Medicine
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About Cleft Palate Repair Surgery

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Cleft Palate repair surgery (Palatoplasty)
Cleft palate is repaired by a surgical procedure to reconstruct or repair the palate of the patient. Palatoplasty is a common cleft palate repair procedure that is performed to seal the abnormal cavity between the mouth and the nose. It helps the patient in attaining normal speech. Moreover, it aids the patient to breathe and swallow, and helps in the normal development of the mouth structures.

At was age is it recommended to undergo surgery?
Cleft palate is repaired when the child is six to 12 months old.
Repeated and combined surgical procedures are often required when the child grows.

How is Cleft Palate repair surgery performed?
  • The patient is given medications and fluids through an intravenous line.
  • The cleft palate is repaired by attaching tissue on both sides of the cleft.
  • The opening to the nose is sealed and muscles are also attached that aids in lifting the palate.
  • Several layers are added to reconstruct the palate.

How to prepare for Cleft Palate repair surgery?
  • The child undergoes a complete physical examination.
  • The child’s blood is tested and the medical history is recorded.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the child is taking. This includes vitamins and supplements.
  • Certain medication that the child is taking may be stopped some days before the surgery.
  • The doctor should be informed if the child has other illnesses and abnormalities.
  • The pediatrician will monitor the child’s nutrition and weight. The child needs to gain a certain amount of weight for the surgery. If this is not attained by oral feeding, the child may be fed using a nasogastric tube.
  • Approximately three weeks prior to the surgery, the child’s diet should consist of food that is of a thicker consistency.
  • As cleft palate can cause ear problems, the doctor may recommend the use of Tympanostomy tubes during the surgery.


Duration of procedure/surgery:
2 to 3 hours

Days admitted:
2 to 3 days

Anesthesia:
General anesthesia

Recovery:
- The child’s pulse oximetry is monitored for more than 24 hours.
- A liquid diet is given to the child for two to three days.
- If a liquid diet cannot be given, the child is given hydration intravenously.
- Sometimes pharyngoplasty and other speech therapies are needed to repair speech.
- The requirement of additional surgeries is determined only after the child is four to five years old, when the speech development is almost complete.

Risks:
- Bleeding
- Airway obstruction
- Development of a fistula between the mouth and nose
- Dehiscence of the palate
- Scarring
- Tissue loss
- Hypernasal speech

After care:
- The child’s mouth should be rinsed with water after the child is fed.
- A regular nipple should be avoided for three to four weeks.
- Solid food should be soft.
- A follow-up appointment should be scheduled after a week or 10 days from the date of discharge.
- Arm restraints may need to be placed if recommended by the surgeon.
- Rough play or activity should be avoided for some period.
- The child should not be exposed to other sick children to avoid infection.

The doctor should be informed if there is
- Bleeding from the mouth
- Swelling of face
- Pain that is not reduced by medication
- Fever that is higher than 101.5 degrees F