Cleft Palate Surgery
Palate Surgery (Palatoplasty:
It is usually done at an age of 10 - 12 months. However it can be done at any age. When done at the correct age near normal speech can be developed in the child. Proper muscle approximation of soft palate is required for the same. If not repaired on time, the child learns to talk with the deformity. Such patients when operated later in life might not have a good speech. Hence timely correction is important.