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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.

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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
Sharing Their Beauty with the World

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.

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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.

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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. 

Location

Barrow Neurological Institute campus in 3D

Resources

Videos

Patient Videos

Sharing Their Beauty with the World

Sharing Their Beauty with the World

The Cleft and Craniofacial Center at Barrow invited people with craniofacial differences…
The Power of "Wonder"

The Power of "Wonder"

Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center patients share their feelings about the bestselling…
It's Okay to be Different

It's Okay to be Different

Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center patients share their feelings about the bestselling…
Be Kind to Everyone

Be Kind to Everyone

Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center patients share their feelings about the bestselling…
Don't Judge a Book by the Cover

Don't Judge a Book by the Cover

Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center patients share their feelings about the bestselling…

Jaw Surgery Video Series

How Jaw Surgery is Performed

How Jaw Surgery is Performed

Dr. Stephen Beals, a plastic surgeon at the Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial…
Role of Braces Before & After Jaw Surgery

Role of Braces Before & After Jaw Surgery

Patricia Beals, DMD, an orthodontist at the Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center,…
Impacts of Jaw Surgery on Speech

Impacts of Jaw Surgery on Speech

Jessica Williams, a speech-language pathologist with the Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center…
Role of Physical Therapy After Jaw Surgery

Role of Physical Therapy After Jaw Surgery

Lauri Lazarus, a physical therapist at the Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center,…
Jaw Surgery: What to Know About Anesthesia

Jaw Surgery: What to Know About Anesthesia

Suzanne Drewsen, MD, an anesthesiologist with the Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center,…
Jaw Surgery: What to Expect & What to Bring to the Hospital

Jaw Surgery: What to Expect & What to Bring to the Hospital

Child Life Specialist Jessica Bryson talks about what to expect on the…
Mentally Preparing for Jaw Surgery

Mentally Preparing for Jaw Surgery

Carolynne Garrison Howard, PhD, a child psychologist at the Barrow Cleft and…
Barrow Patient Autumn Blake Shares Experience with Jaw Surgery

Barrow Patient Autumn Blake Shares Experience with Jaw Surgery

Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center patient Autumn Blake, 16, shares her experience…
Barrow Patient Armando Aguilar Shares Experience with Jaw Surgery

Barrow Patient Armando Aguilar Shares Experience with Jaw Surgery

Barrow Cleft and Craniofacial Center patient Armando Aguilar, 18, shares his experience…

Speech-Language Pathology Video Tutorials

Feeding for Bilateral Cleft Lip

Feeding for Bilateral Cleft Lip

Learn how to feed a child with bilateral cleft lip.
Feeding a Child with Unilateral Cleft Lip

Feeding a Child with Unilateral Cleft Lip

Learn how to feed a child with a unilateral cleft lip.
Feeding an Infant with a Cleft Lip and Palate

Feeding an Infant with a Cleft Lip and Palate

Learn how to feed an infant with a cleft lip and palate.
Taping and Stenting for Bilateral Cleft Lip

Taping and Stenting for Bilateral Cleft Lip

This video shows how to tape and stent a child with bilateral…
Taping and Stenting for Unilateral Cleft Lip

Taping and Stenting for Unilateral Cleft Lip

This video shows how to perform taping and stenting on a child…

Minding What Matters Most

Minding What Matters Most

Minding What Matters Most

Here at Barrow Neurological Institute, we are preserving thoughts, memories, dreams, personalities,…