Dr. Shashwat is an accomplished maxillofacial surgeon holding a Fellowship in Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery. Dr. Shashwat and Dr. Ketaki have been trained in one of the best Smiletrain Centers in Central India. At Smilekraft we would like to extend our help to cleft affected children.

A baby with cleft lip and palate requires multiple surgeries over a large period of time and comprehensive management by a team of doctors.

Cleft lip surgery is generally recommended when baby is at least three months old. While a cleft palate repair is usually performed at 12 - 18 months of age. Alveolar bone grafting may be needed at 8 to 11 years of age. Orthognathic or corrective jaw surgeries rhinoplasty and secondary corrections are usually done once the growth is complete that is after 18 -20 years of age.

As a member of a team of healthcare specialists, we play an important role in the carefully orchestrated, multiple-stage correctional program for cleft lip and palate patients. The goal is to help restore the jaw and facial structures, leading to normal function and appearance. Care and treatment must consider function, appearance, nutrition, speech, hearing, and emotional and psychological development.