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Elizabeth's Story: Cleft Lip and Palate

After having two children with a cleft lip and a cleft palate, one Baltimore family visits Dr. Richard Redett in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to seek out treatment and ongoing care at the Johns Hopkins Cleft and Craniofacial Center.

Dr. Redett and Kim Seifert

Treatment Team

Learn more about Guy's treatment team.

Kim Seifert, RN
Dr. Richard Redett
Dr. Stacey Ishman & Melina Desell, CRNP
Kathy Ferguson, SLP
Dr. Joseph Seipp and Dental Team
Dr. Gerald Raymond

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The Johns Hopkins Cleft and Craniofacial Center offers a comprehensive approach to numerous facial and cranial conditions, from facial paralysis to moebius syndrome. We provide expert and compassionate care to address the physical and emotional needs of our patients and families. 

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Cleft lip and cleft palate are among the most common congenital facial differences (or birth defects) in children.

Learn more about treatment for cleft lip and palate.

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