We take a holistic approach to assessing and diagnosing our patients. We assess all aspects of a child and individualize a treatment plan that encompasses all levels of care. Doctors in multiple disciplines work together to determine the best course of action for your child. Your child’s needs are discussed with you and your family, leading to an integrated, customized treatment plan.
Some children, who have few symptoms and minor clefts, do not need surgery. Instead they 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 making an incision in the neck, opening up the larynx, and closing the laryngeal cleft with sutures.