The Cronin & Brauer Cleft Palate and Facial Reconstruction Clinic was founded to help offer the highest standards of comprehensive care and treatment for patients with congenital cranial and facial anomalies such as cleft lip and palate. The fourth most common birth defect, cleft lip or palate indicates a separation of parts of the lip and/or roof of the mouth. Reconstructive surgery repairs this separation and thus enhances the patient’s appearance (most often a child), facilitates normal speech and ensures normal chewing.
The Clinic’s success depend on the multidisciplinary team that serves the patient’s diverse needs. Providers in the fields of Plastic Surgery, Speech Pathology, Otolaryngology, Orthodontia, Social Services and Nutritional Services, coordinate to best achieve the physical health of the patient. Incorporating a 50-year legacy in the field of plastic surgery, the Clinic is a diagnostic, consultative, treatment and support services resource for the Houston Community.