Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate

Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate

Sanford Children’s Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate specialists provide corrective surgery to children affected by these birth defects. Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate occur when there is incomplete development of the lip and/or roof of the mouth during early fetal formation. Out of 1,000 births in the United States each year, one or two will have a cleft defect, making it one of the most common birth defects. These conditions are treatable and Sanford pediatric surgeons are here to provide surgical treatment, typically when patients are between 12 to 18 months old.

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Patrick Munson, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat

Dr. Munson received specialized fellowship training in the care of children with cleft lip and palate at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. As the only fellowship trained specialist in the region, Dr. Munson is dedicated to the comprehensive and compassionate care of children suffering from conditions of the ear, nose, and throat (otolaryngology). Additionally, Dr. Munson specializes in the care of children with vascular birthmarks and cleft lip and palate.

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