Cleft & Craniofacial Center
About the Cleft and Craniofacial Center
The Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Barrow Neurological Institute, supported by the Inzalaco Family, is an internationally renowned neurological center that offers unparalleled, team-centered care for individuals with cleft and craniofacial disorders. Our experience in treating people of all ages with craniofacial disorders spans more than 25 years of the treatment of both simple and complex craniofacial conditions, including cleft lip and palate.
At the Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center, we can help you if:
- You are a new or expecting parent of a child diagnosed with cleft lip, cleft palate, or other craniofacial disorders
- You have an older child or adolescent with an untreated cleft or craniofacial disorder
- You are an adult with a poorly repaired or untreated cleft palate disorder
To request an appointment at the Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center, or for more information, please call (602) 406-3560.
COVID-19 Visitor and Clinic Visit Guidelines
Due to COVID-19, we are limiting the number of people allowed in our waiting areas and clinics as follows:
- One adult per pediatric or adolescent patient
- Both parents are allowed for newborn & feeding visits
- Independent, able-bodied adult patients should arrive alone
- Dependent (physical, mental, and/or cognitive support) adult patients may be accompanied by one adult
- No siblings permitted
The Barrow Difference
A Team Approach
The Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center is unique in that we have assembled a core group of specialists that can successfully treat all aspects of your cleft and craniofacial disorder. Ranging from physical appearance to emotional coping, our team will ensure that you get the care you need to help you overcome any aspect of your condition that might be giving you trouble.
These experts work with your family and physicians to develop the best possible outcome for patients of all ages—from newborns to adults. Barrow’s specialists understand how to treat the complexities associated with craniofacial disorders and are sensitive to the personal nature of these conditions. The members of the Barrow craniofacial team comfort patients and focus their attention on lifelong, positive outcomes.
Emphasis on Patient Education
Cleft and craniofacial disorders are abnormalities of the skull and face. Most are congenital (present at birth) and their type and severity vary widely.
Every cleft and craniofacial disorder requires diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up from an experienced team of specialists to help you get a satisfactory outcome. At Barrow, our team will work closely with you to ensure excellent diagnostic testing, treatment, inpatient care, and outpatient services for you and your family.
Recognized by the American Cleft Palate Association
The Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center is recognized by the American Cleft Palate Association as both a Cleft Palate Team and a Craniofacial team.
Care for the Whole Person
In addition to unsurpassed patient care from our comprehensive team, you can expect opportunities for personal growth and connection. Our outreach team regularly holds movie outings, salon and spa days, and field trips to sporting events for patients of our center and their friends and families.
Laura Takeuchi, MPA, CCLS
Speech-Language Pathology Overview
Post-Operative Feeding Guidelines Following Palate Repair
Post-Operative Feeding Guidelines Following Palate Re-Repair
Post-Operative Feeding Guidelines Following Lip Repair for Infants with Cleft Lip Only
Post-Operative Feeding Guidelines Following Lip Repair for Infants with Cleft Lip and Palate
Post-Operative Feeding Guidelines Following Lip Repair for Infants with Cleft Lip and Alveolus (Gum Line)
Directrices de alimentación – Labio Hendido Únicamente
Directrices de Alimentación – Paladar Hendido
Directrices de Alimentación – Fisura Labio Alvéolo Palatina
Sharing Their Beauty with the World
The Power of "Wonder"
It's Okay to be Different
Be Kind to Everyone
Don't Judge a Book by the Cover
How Jaw Surgery is Performed
Role of Braces Before & After Jaw Surgery
Impacts of Jaw Surgery on Speech
Role of Physical Therapy After Jaw Surgery
Jaw Surgery: What to Know About Anesthesia
Jaw Surgery: What to Expect & What to Bring to the Hospital
Mentally Preparing for Jaw Surgery
Barrow Patient Autumn Blake Shares Experience with Jaw Surgery
Barrow Patient Armando Aguilar Shares Experience with Jaw Surgery
Feeding for Bilateral Cleft Lip
Feeding a Child with Unilateral Cleft Lip
Feeding an Infant with a Cleft Lip and Palate
Taping and Stenting for Bilateral Cleft Lip
Taping and Stenting for Unilateral Cleft Lip
U.S. News & World Report: Barrow a Top Center for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Barrow Hosts ‘Girls’ Day Out’ Event for Cleft and Craniofacial Patients
‘Wonder’ Movie Puts Spotlight on Barrow Patients’ Real Life Journeys
Barrow Craniofacial Patient Raising Awareness in the Classroom
With Wonderful Help, Barrow Educates Children on Craniofacial Disorders