The face is formed by 6 weeks of life and the 20 week ultrasound may show your baby with a cleft lip and possibly also a cleft palate.
At the Craniofacial Center, we welcome you to schedule an appointment to meet our dedicated cleft team. We can also provide the opportunity to meet other families whose children are born with a cleft lip and palate.
We have been caring for children with facial cleft for 70 years and have considerable experience from birth through well into adulthood.
The Craniofacial Center at UIC is the only fully dedicated center in the State of Illinois that has the capability of meeting ALL the needs of a cleft child. It is fully accredited by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.