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Cleft Palate Repair Surgery in Europe

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Europe performing Cleft Palate Repair Surgery.

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital

The SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital's Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) department has highly specialised professionals in the different childhood disorders affecting the ear nose and throat.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

Hospital Ruber Internacional Otolaryngology (ENT) provides world-class care for diseases related to auditory function, speech and swallowing behavior, taste and oral pain syndromes, progression of sinonasal inflammatory disease and head and neck cancer.

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Klinikum Stuttgart

One of Germany's largest hospitals, made up of more than 50 clinics and specialist institutes spanning all medical specialties. Kinikum Stuttgart is regarded as one of the best hospitals in Germany, and is a referral center for oncology, ENT, pediatrics and more.

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Prof. Christian Sittel

Medical Director at the Clinic for Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders, Plastic Surgery

Dr. Dorothee Bögner

Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases, Plastic Surgery

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Hospital Universitario HM Montepríncipe

The physicians in the ENT Department are highly trained physicians and surgeons who offer a wide range of services related to conditions of the head and neck.

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Hospital Quirón Barcelona

Hospital Quirón Barcelona is the benchmark for private healthcare in southern Europe, providing world-class service for the past seventy years.

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Hospital Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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Istanbul Memorial Hospital

Was the first hospital in Turkey to receive the JCI accreditation. It is also a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

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Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

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About Cleft Palate Repair Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

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

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