We take a holistic approach to assessing and diagnosing our patients. We assess all aspects of a child and make a treatment plan to meet their unique needs and include all levels of care. Doctors in multiple disciplines work together to decide the best course of action for your child. Your child’s needs are discussed with you and your family. This leads to an integrated, treatment plan made to meet your child’s needs.
Some children, who have few symptoms and minor clefts, do not need surgery. These children are checked often for any changes in their symptoms.
If a child continues with aspiration or breathing concerns, the doctor will discuss what care options or surgeries are best for the child.
Surgery for this condition is called a laryngeal cleft repair. It is required for patients with types II, III or IV. The repair most often involves opening the larynx and closing the laryngeal cleft with sutures.