Healthcare Services to Reconstructive and Cleft Lip and Palate Cases

Healthcare Services to Reconstructive and Cleft Lip and Palate Cases

Free Clinics

Zanjireh Omid's social workers create health record files for children with cleft lip and palate if they meet the age requirements. Following their admission procedure, they are visited by volunteer doctors at a free diagnostic clinic of Zanjireh Omid. After their examination, if needed, the patient would be scheduled to have an appointment with other doctors and Zanjireh Omid would follow up their treatment procedures. These clinics are held at Zanjireh Omid Institute, volunteer doctors’ offices, clinics of partner hospitals.

Reconstructive and Plastic Clinics
Children with Cleft lip and cleft palate, severe burns and congenital malformations who need reconstructive surgery are referred to the reconstructive clinic. The clinics are attended by orthodontists and speech therapists to examine and consult with the children suffering from cleft palate and cleft lip.

Surgical procedures: After primary medical examinations, patient might undergo surgical operation if needed. The operation is performed by volunteer plastic surgeons of Zanjireh Omid and based on international standard protocols. 

Projects Conducted by Zanjireh Omid in Reconstructive Field
Treatment Protocol for Cleft Lip and Palate from Birth to Adolescents
Specialists treat cleft lip and palate with the help of other experts through different methods on various age groups in Iran. Since there was no solid treatment protocol involving a professional team, in general, the treatment results were not satisfactory; Zanjireh Omid Charity Institute formed a subspecialty team including: plastic surgeon, genetics consultant, pediatric cardiologist, speech therapist, ENT surgeon, and orthodontist to adapt a solid treatment protocol in accordance with the international standards in order to achieve optimal results. This helps children regain their health and eventually become a productive member of their community.

The objectives of this project involve medical and social goals including achievement of top outcome in accordance to global standards, prevention of similar disorders by conducting genetic counselling and reduction of overall treatment costs.

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