Congratulations to Dr. Joyce Chen on being elected Chairman,
Department of Plastic Surgery, Hoag Hospital Newport Beachand Hoag Hospital Irvine!

Cleft Lip and Palate

Cleft Palate Repair Newport Beach

Cleft Palate RepairCleft palate repair is usually performed between nine and twelve months of age. Many types of cleft palate repair have been described. Dr. Chen individualizes the type of cleft palate repair to the patient’s anatomy. For all her repairs, the cleft palate is repaired in three layers: the nasal mucosa, muscle, and oral mucosa using dissolving sutures.

Cleft palate repair requires general anesthesia and may last two or more hours, depending on the severity of the cleft palate and the complexity of the repair. Patients usually stay two nights in the hospital, with close airway monitoring during the first night.

Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate Procedures

Please contact us for more information about cleft palate surgery or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chen.