Cleft service patient information leaflets

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

About your child's cleft lip or vomer flap surgery

Description
Information about your child's cleft lip or vomer flap surgery including what you will need to do before the operation and how to prepare, what will happen afterwards and how to care for your child. You can also find the team's contact details for questions or support.

About your child's cleft palate surgery

Description
Information about your child's cleft palate surgery including what you will need to do before the operation and how to prepare, what will happen afterwards, eating and drinking, and how to care for your child. You can also find the team's contact details for questions or support.

About your child's secondary speech surgery

Description
Information about your child's secondary speech surgery including what you will need to do before the operation and how to prepare, what will happen afterwards, eating and drinking, and how to care for your child. You can also find the team's contact details for questions or support.

Alveolar bone graft (ABG) – information for parents, carers and children

Description
This leaflet is about the alveolar bone graft (ABG) operation. We hope it will help you explain the procedure to your child.

Cleft and your baby's oral health (0-5)

Description
This leaflet provides information about how to care for your baby's oral health if they have a cleft lip and/or palate.

Cleft and your child's oral health (5+)

Description
This leaflet provides information about how to care for your child's oral health if they have a cleft lip and/or palate.

Cleft palate / cleft gum: orthodontic care

Description
Information leaflet for parents and carers about orthodontic care for their child's cleft palate or gum at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Cleft septorhinoplasty

Description
This leaflet gives information about cleft septorhinoplasty including the benefits, risks and alternatives, and what to expect when you come into hospital.

Jaw (orthognathic) surgery

Description
This leaflet explains what jaw surgery involves, the risks and benefits, and any alternatives.

Moving to adult cleft services

Description
This leaflet explains more about moving from children's services to adult services.
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Useful websites

  • CLAPA (Cleft Lip and Palate Association)
    The Cleft Lip and Palate Association is a national charity supporting people and families affected by cleft lip and/or palate in the UK.
  • Changing Faces
    Changing Faces support adults and children with facial disfigurements.
  • CRANE (Cleft Registry and Audit Network)
    The Cleft Registry and Audit Network Database collects information about all children born with cleft lip and/or cleft palate in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • The Cleft Collective
    The Cleft Collective Cohort Studies investigates the biological and environmental causes of cleft, the best treatments for cleft and the psychological impact of cleft on those affected and their families.
  • Max Appeal
    Max Appeal's mission is to ensure that every person with 22q11.2 deletion lives an independent and prosperous a life as possible.

 

More patient leaflets

For an A-Z list of all our patient information leaflets, please see the parents and visitors section.
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