The congenital anomalies mainly cleft lip and palate are seen by pediatric surgeons. Each pediatric surgeon does 200 cases of cleft palate and hundred cases of cleft lip every year.
Pediatric surgeons know anatomy and physiology of the new born very well. The plastic work by pediatric surgeon started along with department developed.
We have separate pediatric plastic surgery wing to handle such anamolies at Egmore.
All MCh trainees are trained in both lip and palate surgeries.
The age group for cleft lip is around three months. For cleft palate is around one years
I have done more than five hundred cases of cleft palate and more than three hundred cases of cleft lip surgeries