cleft & craniofacial
The Cleft and Craniofacial Team at St. Mary’s Hospital
The Cleft and Craniofacial Team at St. Mary’s provides a specialized, multidisciplinary and family-centered approach to treat patients with craniofacial conditions. We are committed to diagnosing and treating your child as they develop and grow throughout every developmental stage. We hold our treatment standards to the highest possible level. Each health care provider is dedicated to using science and evidence-based research as a foundation for clinical decisions in the treatment of our patients. We are equally committed to treating your child with the highest compassion and supporting you throughout the entire process.
The Cleft and Craniofacial Team at St. Mary’s is committed to caring for and treating your child. We specialize in treating many craniofacial disorders. These may include, but are not limited to:
• Cleft lip and palate
• Positional plagiocephaly
• Velopharyngeal insufficiency
• Pierre Robin sequence
• Ectodermal dysplasia
• Hemifacial microsomia
• Treacher Collins syndrome
• Apert syndrome
• Crouzon syndrome
The Cleft and Craniofacial Team at St. Mary’s is organized to take care of your child’s medical and surgical needs. As a team of highly trained specialists, we offer a wide range of services that are specifically tailored to your child and his/her specific condition. We are prepared to help you through every stage of your child’s treatment process.
-Feeding and Speech Therapy
-Nasoalveolar Molding (NAM) and Prosthodontics
The Cleft and Craniofacial Team at St. Mary’s represents a group of specialists dedicated to delivering comprehensive, multidisciplinary, individualized care to patients with cleft lip and palate as well as other craniofacial differences. Under the leadership of Dr. Isaac L. Wornom, III, past president of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA), a unique team has been created. Our team consists of hand-picked, pioneering specialists in surgery, dentistry, speech therapy and psychology to name a few.
St. Mary’s Hospital
St. Mary’s Hospital offers an extensive variety of pediatric services. The pediatric (PICU) and neonatal (NICU) critical care units offer state-of-the-art technology while delivering compassionate care. The surgical and radiological suites are prepared to take care of your child while offering the latest treatments. We will coordinate everything for you. Our dedicated coordinator, Linda Shait, will be there every step of the way.
Linda Shait, RN, BSN
Pediatric Specialty Care Coordinator
tel: 804 287-7396 fax: 804 287-7722