Cleft and Craniofacial Team Earns National Designation

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Cleft and Craniofacial Team Earns National Designation
Date
01/26/2016
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The Cleft and Craniofacial Team at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital has been recognized with full approval by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.  They are now the only ACPA-designated team in the Baton Rouge area.

“This recognition really shows Our Lady of the Lake’s dedication to ensuring that patients and their families receive the highest standard of care as set forth by the ACPA,” said Dr. Laura Hetzler, director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Team at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.  “It also assures patients and families that our team is among the best in the country and that Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital is a first class destination for cleft and craniofacial services.”

The Cleft and Craniofacial Team is a multidisciplinary network of experienced and qualified physicians and healthcare professionals coordinated through a partnership between the LSU Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the LSU Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.  This team works together to coordinate the care of children with cleft and craniofacial disorders, and thoroughly evaluates and supports patients both physically, emotionally and socially.

The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association is an international non-profit medical society of healthcare professionals who treat and/or perform research on birth defects of the head and face.  The members of ACPA serve an extremely important role in the management of children and adults with cleft lip, palate and craniofacial anomalies 

For more information about cleft and craniofacial services at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, visit ololchildrens.org/cleft-and-craniofacial or contact the Our Lady of the Lake Center for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at (225) 765-1982.