“an independent, multi-disciplinary team approved by the American Cleft Palate Association”
The New Mexico Cleft Palate Center is composed of experienced practitioners devoted to the care of children born with clefts and other craniofacial deformities. Children of all ages from birth to adult are seen, regardless of insurance or pay source. No referral is needed. Patients, parents, pediatricians, primary care practitioners, social workers, case managers, speech pathologists, teachers or any other specialists can call at any time for information. Our goal is to insure the best possible treatment for children affected by clefts and other deformities by ascribing to the highest standards of practice available. With over 20 years of experience in treating clefts, our results are above national standards with some of the best outcomes in the country.
Our team includes specialists from Plastic Surgery, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Dentistry, Speech Pathology, ENT, Audiology, Psychology, and Feeding/Nutrition. In addition we have 3 Speech Therapists.
All insurances and health plans including Presbyterian, Molina, Centennial, Blue Cross, medicaid and CMS are accepted. Even if there is no coverage, children are seen at no charge. If your child has a cleft or other congenital facial deformity, please call to schedule an appointment.
To schedule an appointment and evaluation, please call:
The New Mexico Cleft Palate Center
Luis Cuadros MD, FACS – Medical Director
toll free in NM1-888-217-6120
Specialized services include:
CLEFT PALATE RAPID RESPONSE TEAM: Providing early intervention, in-utero counseling, feeding supplies for mothers and newborns. Available 24 hours a day,7 days a week. Call our service as soon as a child is born or diagnosed with a cleft.
CLEFT PALATE SPEECH STUDY CENTER: Providing diagnostic evaluations for children with cleft palate including speech, hearing, and nasendoscopy. A detailed evaluation and report will then determine the need for further treatment.
COORDINATED CLEFT CARE: Through our center, we provide referrals and appointments for various specialists. We keep a detailed database file of each patient indicating progress and stage of treatment.
Our team has been approved by the American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA)