Upstate Cleft and Craniofacial Center
Location: 550 Harrison Street, Suite 130
Syracuse, NY 13120 Directions
The Children We Serve
Cleft lip and palate is the fourth most common birth defect, affecting approximately one in every 750 live births. Each year, over 5,000 children are born with cleft lip/palate in the U.S. In addition, approximately 82,000 children are born annually with an abnormality of their face, head or neck.
We care for over 300 children annually. Children of all ages born with a cleft or other craniofacial disorder and their families will find a home at our center. We follow children from birth (and in some cases, prenatally) until adulthood. We see children of all ages who have previously had clinical care elsewhere, as well. We also evaluate and treat children without a known cleft who have certain speech problems.
Our approach is to include the parents, referring health care provider and older child by providing open communication to maximize the child' physical and emotional well being while minimizing the impact of the interventions. We involve local providers from the patient's home, whenever feasible, in the patient's care.
Our mission is to provide top quality care to our patients optimizing outcomes and conducting research to further enhance the quality of our care.