Professor Dr. Sunil Richardson

Get Your Loved Ones Treated with The Best Cleft Surgeon in India

“Palate” is another term for the top of the mouth. A separation, gap, or hole that results from irregular fetal development is simply called a “cleft”. A cleft palate is a birth defect that occurs during early fetal development when palate tissues fail to fuse. In order to fix a cleft palate, cleft palate surgery is necessary. Dr. Sunil Richardson is the best cleft surgeon in India.

He is a visiting professor in plastic surgery at Stanford University, USA, and Yale University, USA. He also practices in the Middle East and is a consultant in Star care Hospital at Muscat, Oman. Dr. Richardson completed his Master’s degree with some of the best cleft surgeons of all time, Dr. Krishnamurthy Bonanthaya & Dr. Krishna Shama Rao.

Why is Dr. Richardson the best cleft surgeon in India?

Dr. Richardson is affiliated with a lot of Indian and international bodies of cleft palate surgery to give the premier and best treatment to his patients. Some of these organizations are:-

  • Cape Craniofacial Foundation
  • Life Member- Association of Oral and maxillofacial Surgeon of India
  • Life Member- Indian Society of Cleft Lip Palate & Craniofacial anomalies
  • Life Member- Indian Dental Association
  • Member- International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Member- American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association
  • Member- Saudi Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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Dr. Richardson also contributes his experience and expertise in cleft and palate surgery to help the needy people of our society. He is also a credentialed surgeon at Smile Train, USA. He is also a Member of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK. Dr. Richardson consults some of the reputed hospitals of India like Apollo Hospitals. He is a faculty at CPM (Cirujanos Plastikos Mundi), Mallorca- Spain. All this makes him the best cleft surgeon in India.

Best cleft surgeon in India and across the world

Dr. Richardson, over his course of practice, has performed 10,000 facial surgeries, out of which 6000 are cleft, lip, and palate surgeries. Dr. Richardson is considered the best cleft surgeon in India and across the globe and with this reputation and experience, he has been invited to deliver lectures in countries like Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Madagascar, Bulgaria, and many others developing countries. His commitment to providing the best cleft and facial surgeries differentiates him and makes him the best cleft lip surgeon in India.

After gaining a lot of experience in cleft and palate surgery, he decided to come to India, to open his own hospital in Nagercoil, named ‘Richardson’s Dental and Craniofacial Hospital. The hospital was established in 2010, with a vision of providing world-class care with exceptional service to patients. The hospital is known to provide cutting-edge technology, excellent expert faculties, and the highest quality of care to all of its patients. The hospital is popular to perform highly complicated facial surgeries with patients coming not only from India but from across the world.


With a plethora of experience and expertise in the cleft, lip, palate, and facial surgeries practiced around the world, Dr. Richardson is the best cleft lip and palate surgeon in India. Along with cleft surgeries, he also performs dental implants, rhinoplasty, aesthetic face surgeries to name a few. The amount of experience Dr. Richardson brings with him in the field of craniofacial and cleft surgeries makes him the best cleft surgeon in India.


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