The Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Program at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of children with congenital or acquired cleft and craniofacial deformities. Approved by the American Cleft Palate Association, our recognized cleft team specializes in care of children needing surgery to improve the appearance and/or function of abnormal structures of the body caused by birth defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors and disease.

Specialty Programs

Our skilled medical professionals used the most sophisticated diagnostic tools and the latest surgical and nonsurgical techniques to treat even the most complex cases. Specialty programs have been developed to address the specific needs of our patients. These include:

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Patient Resources

The Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Program provides families with educational resources to learn more about their child’s condition

Meet the Team

The Texas Cleft-Craniofacial Team specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of children with congenital or acquired cleft and craniofacial deformities

Patient Stories

  • Cameron

    Cameron’s Story: Multidisciplinary Team Supports Boy on His Long Journey of Healing

    May 9, 2018

    Cameron is on the “A” honor roll in his fifth-grade class, a significant achievement for any kid. Cameron is not just any kid. He is a survivor. At 10 years of age, Cameron has already undergone 24 surgical procedures. Cameron was diagnosed with an extremely rare genetic condition known as Mandib...

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  • Mina Margraf

    Mina’s Story: Teen Gymnast Overcomes Vascular Anomaly

    February 8, 2018

    Fourteen-year-old Mina is a champion. Every day, she overcomes obstacles to pursue her lifelong goal of becoming a world-class gymnast. But recently, despite her hard work and fierce determination to be the best, Mina almost met her match. Mina was born with a venous malformation on her right che...

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  • Jacob and Leah Yeglin

    A Smile So Sweet: Jacob’s Cleft Lip Story

    January 7, 2018

    On April 21, 2014, Leah Yeglin gave birth to her son, Jacob. Moments later, she began to sense something was wrong – and soon learned her intuition was right. A nurse informed her that Jacob had a cleft lip but, thankfully, was otherwise healthy. “It was a shock,” Yeglin remembers. “I thought tha...

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  • Thea

    Thea’s Story: Hemangioma, an Angel’s Kiss

    December 29, 2016

    During a routine well-baby checkup shortly after Thea was born, her pediatrician noted a small red spot on Thea’s temple, adjacent her right eye. Colleen , Thea’s mother, recalls, “Our pediatrician knew immediately that the red spot was a hemangioma, and he told us it would grow...

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  • Macy

    Macy's Story: Cleft Lip and Palate

    July 15, 2016

    As Kenzie and Ricky attended their routine 18-week ultrasound, they expected everything to go smoothly; however, they received unexpected information about their baby girl, Macy. Their unborn daughter was diagnosed with a unilateral cleft (a split occurring on one side) that extended all the way ...

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  • Anthony wearing a tie

    Cleft Lip and Palate Program Brings New Smiles to Life

    May 20, 2014

    Daniella Coca’s son Anthony was born with both a cleft lip and palate. Coca was five months pregnant when she received the diagnosis after a 3-D ultrasound, which afforded her and Anthony’s father several months to meet John Teichgraeber, MD, and his team, determine a plan of action and better pr...

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  • Teichgraeber -Mission Mexico

    Physicians Bring Smiles to Patients Abroad

    May 2, 2014

    Pediatric surgeons have the ability to bring smiles to patients and their families. Dr. John Teichgraeber, director of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Pediatric Surgery, recently brought smiles and positive outcomes to patients in Mexico as part of a medica...

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Contact Us

If you have any questions, use the online tool below to help us connect with you. To schedule an appointment, please contact our clinic using the information below.

Texas Cleft-Craniofacial Team and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Clinic
6410 Fannin Street, Suite 950
Houston, TX 77030

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Clinic: (832) 325-7234
Texas Cleft-Craniofacial Team: (713) 500-7302
Vascular Anomalies Team: (832) 325-7234

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday except major holidays)

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