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Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Read about the advanced surgical techniques and innovative surgical devices that Duke pediatric plastic surgeons are using to improve the lives of children of all ages.

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Nasoalveolar Molding Corrects Cleft Lip and Palate with Fewer Surgeries
Nasoalveolar Molding Corrects Cleft Lip and Palate with Fewer Surgeries

If your child is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate, a customized orthodontic device called nasoalveolar molding (NAM) can help correct your child’s cleft. I ...

Repairing Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate with Fewer Surgeries
Repairing Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate with Fewer Surgeries

When Jack Stroud was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate, his parents were prepared. Their son’s birth defect was detected during a pregnancy ultrasound, whi ...

Closing a cleft lip and palate with fewer surgeries, better results
Closing a cleft lip and palate with fewer surgeries, better results

Thanks to nasoalveolar molding, or NAM, Duke doctors were able to repair little Paisleigh Hamilton's cleft lip and palate with fewer surgeries.

Bright Future After Cleft Lip and Palate Repair
Bright Future After Cleft Lip and Palate Repair

Now three years old, one would never know Tate Burch had a cleft lip and palate repair when the adopted child first came to the U.S. from China.