The Cleft Lip & Palate Program at #1 ranked Boston Children's Hospital is one of the oldest and largest cleft centers in the country. In 2017 alone, we treated 476 patients with 912 clinical encounters.

2017 Surgical Volume

Compared to Other Institutions

Other Institutions

Boston Children's Hospital

The Cleft Lip and Palate Center at BCH sees 42% more cases than other Institutions

Average number of cases for other Top 10 Institutions

Our Patients

In 2016, our center began prospectively tracking our cleft outcomes to ensure we provide our patients the best care possible and take pride in our high patient satisfaction scores and low complication rates.

Our Patients that did not require readmission within 30 days*



*compared to 96%-98% in other centers

Our Patients that did not develop a palate fistula within 30 days*



*compared to 70%-99% in other centers

Our Patients had all their questions answered by their doctor!


Our Patients were very satisfied with their visit!


The Cleft Lip and Palate Center at Boston Children's Hospital  has a 1.9% surgical complication rate compared to 3.3% for peer institutions!

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