The UC Davis Cleft and Craniofacial Program uses the most advanced techniques available to treat children with cleft lip, cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies. We believe coordinated care is better care, and use a multi- disciplinary team approach to provide the most effective assessment and treatment. Services we offer include comprehensive cleft lip, cleft palate and craniofacial evaluations, state-of-the- art surgical procedures, special speech studies, hearing evaluation, feeding/nutritional assessment and airway management, dental, orthodontic and oromaxillofacial surgery evaluation and treatment, and prenatal genetic and genetic counseling. Additional services include case management for patients with multiple medical problems, social services, and referral to parental support groups and appropriate consultative specialists.
Clefts have become the number one birth defect in developing countries and there are as estimated 132,000 new babies a year born with clefts in these countries. The majority of these children will never receive reconstructive surgery and suffer with unrepaired clefts that affect their speech and swallowing as well as their appearance.
Dr Travis Tollefson, FACS along with Dr Craig W Senders, FACS and Dr. Jonathan M Sykes, FACS leads a team of specialists at the Cleft and Craniofacial Program combine cutting-edge technology with sensitive, patient-centered care for children with special health needs. Our goal is to provide both immediate and long-term medical care that improves the health and appearance of our patients, while providing families with emotional support and education.
To schedule a consulation, please call (916) 734-2347