Cleft Palate Houston

Correct Common Congenital Malformations

laughing girlCleft lip and palate are among the most common congenital malformations. Plastic surgeon Dr. Azita Madjidi has a particular interest in treating patients of all ages with a cleft lip or cleft palate at her Houston, Texas office. She proudly serves Pasadena, Sugar Land, and patients from around the world. This condition can have a detrimental effect on a person's appearance, ability to speak, and their self-esteem. Dr. Madjidi has extensive experience correcting this condition in patients of all ages in locations around the globe.

Dr. Madjidi's Experience and Expertise

A member of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, she has had extensive training and experience in craniofacial surgery, both in France and in the United States. Not only has she treated numerous babies, children, and adults with either primary cleft lip, cleft palate, or both, but Dr. Madjidi has also treated many teenagers and adults who suffer late or secondary deformities of cleft lip and palate. Since 1991, Dr. Madjidi has taught and performed cleft lip and palate surgeries during her many mission trips to third world countries around the world. If you or a loved one has a cleft lip or cleft palate, surgical correction by Dr. Madjidi at her Houston office can help you.

The Initial Consultation

During consultation, Dr. Madjidi will thoroughly evaluate you or your child's type of cleft and go over the many aspects of the treatment. Many factors come into account for the treatment of cleft lip and palate. The extent of the cleft itself, age, prior surgeries, impact on hearing and speech, dentition, and other health issues are amongst the most important factors and will determine the best treatment option.

The global treatment of a patient with cleft lip and palate deformity requires the involvement of other specialists, depending on the age of the patient and the ultimate goal. Dr. Madjidi will work with your child's pediatrician or primary care physician to coordinate his or her optimum care. Dr. Madjidi will perform surgeries on children less than 15 years of age at Texas Children's Hospital, one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the world.

"I personally perform the surgery and follow my patients during recovery."

Cleft lips and palates are common deformations that can adversely affect several aspects of a person's life. Advanced surgical techniques can correct these conditions, improving a patient's ability to speak, hear, and feel comfortable with his or her own appearance. Dr. Madjidi has extensive training in treating these conditions, as well as teaching these techniques to medical professionals abroad. She can provide compassionate, effective care to patients of all ages suffering from a cleft lip or cleft palate. No two patients' needs are exactly the same; as such, Dr. Madjidi will closely examine your condition in order to make the best possible recommendations and achieve the best possible results. To learn more about how Dr. Madjidi can treat a cleft lip, cleft palate, or both at her Houston practice, please contact us today.

 

by Azita Madjidi