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Dr. Sanjay Wadhwa

Pediatrician, Ahmedabad

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Dr. Sanjay Wadhwa is a trusted Pediatrician in Sabarmati, Ahmedabad. He is currently practising at PARTH CHILDREN HOSPITAL in Sabarmati, Ahmedabad. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sanjay Wadhwa and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Surgery - Why It Is Done?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Surgery - Why It Is Done?

Cleft lip and cleft palate are the two most common birth defects affecting children all over the world. What happens in the cleft lip is that the upper lip is incompletely formed and in cleft palate abnormalities, we see babies with an incompletely formed roof of the mouth. Both these can be found individually or can occur together. These conditions can be severe or mild and affect one or both sides of the face.

Causes
The fEtus undergoes the separation of the upper lip and the roof of the mouth pretty early. In certain cases, this separation does not happen or happens incompletely and certain parts of the upper lip and roof of the mouth fail to form properly leading to cleft lip and palate.

Repair through surgery

  1. Plastic surgery is the only way to repair a cleft lip and/or palate. Both of these impair vital functions like speaking, eating, breathing, and hearing properly.
  2. Surgery is done to restore function and to make the affected child look more normal.
  3. Most cleft lip and palate surgeries are done on very young children usually 3 months to a year old.
  4. Before the actual surgery, a team of specialist define a course of treatment, including repair of the cleft using surgery, which means plugging the hole in the lip or the palate; speech rehabilitation and dental restoration, as the child usually has no teeth in the affected parts of the upper palate.

The specialists required are:

  1. Plastic surgeon
  2. Pediatric dentist
  3. Ear, nose, and throat specialist
  4. Auditory or hearing specialist

What happens during surgery?
Usually, cleft lip surgery happens in children as young as 3-6 months old. It has to be carried out under general anaesthesia. If the condition is severe, and the cleft lip is wide, special procedures like lip adhesion or a moulding plate are used to bring the two parts of the lip closer and it is fully repaired.

Cleft palate repair surgery is done at the age of 9-12 months only.
What happens here is that plastic surgeons bring together the muscles of the upper soft palate and rearrange them to cover the gaping hole in the roof of the mouth. The surgery is usually done under general anaesthesia and requires a short hospital stay.

  • Without a normal palate, the child can’t speak properly. So, surgery helps to improve and normalise speech.
  • And that’s not all. The child may require more surgeries as he grows older to treat these two problems.
  • This is because the child’s facial structure changes and he or she may require advanced surgeries like pharyngoplasty, which helps improve speech, or alveolar bone grafts to provide stability for permanent teeth.
  • A bone graft is usually done when the child is 6-10 years old and it closes gaps in the bone or gums near the front teeth. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a pediatrician.
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Baby bottle tooth decay

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Baby bottle tooth decay
15% of children will develop baby bottle tooth decay. Never put your baby to bed with formula or juice.
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My son is 5 years old. He is not able to speak but can hear like normal child. Yesterday he fell down and half right hand part of his body was not moving. After 1 hour again he becomes normal. Which type of disease it is.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
He may be autistic and we need to discuss his details and consult me on this site.He was not moving because of pain and shock of falling . Nothing to worry a s he became normal
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Myth- Infant formula is basically the same as breast milk

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Agra
Myth- Infant formula is basically the same as breast milk
Fact-infant formula isn't the same as breast milk. It' s not a living product, so it doesn't have the antibodies, living cells, enzymes or hormones that protect your baby from infections & diseases in childhood & also later in life.
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My baby is 39 days old, when he feeds some amount of milk comes from his nose after some time once in a day and the milk is plan not in a curd shape. So may I know the reason why?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
My baby is 39 days old, when he feeds some amount of milk comes from his nose after some time once in a day and the m...
There are a few reasons why this happens to kids/babies. The more common reason would be that the baby is full of milk, especially when so small and young, they burp and it comes up and exits the nose and mouth. The nose and throat are connected and in such a tiny being they are even closer together leading to this being much more common than you would expect. Unless your child is constantly doing it and it clearly causes pain, not to be confused with discomfort, I wouldn't be too worried about it...
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My baby is not foods. Always say no to dal & green veg. please suggest wot to do?

P.G.C.C. Pediatric, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
My baby is not foods. Always say no to dal & green veg. please suggest wot to do?
1. Cipon drop 1ml x12 hrly 1/2 hr before meal time 2. Healthok drop 1ml x12 hrly after food 3. Vit d3 drop 1ml x12 hrly after food. All med for two month.
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My son is 9 years old who is always tearing something with his fingers. Tearing the papers. Let me know the reason. Please let me know the normal height and weight for a boy of 9 years old.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Average weight and height for a 9 year is 9 yrs 63.0 lb (28.6 kg) 52.5" (133.3 cm). He may be disturbed mentally for tearing paper
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My baby is one and half month old she had a vaccine today she is crying badly pls tell me any way and medicine for relief.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician,
My baby is one and half month old she had a vaccine today she is crying badly pls tell me any way and medicine for re...
Give paracetamol drops 3 times a day for 2 day. Apply ice over vaccine site if redness or swelling or painful.
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Hi Doctor, my 3 n half year old Daughter is suffering from acute throat problem, Gavin fever as well as cold n Cough as well, I don't know the terminology of the problem what is she going through but, last night she couldn't sleep just because of she throat, she is not able. To speak.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Bidar
Hi Doctor, my 3 n half year old Daughter is suffering from acute throat problem, Gavin fever as well as cold n Cough ...
By symptoms I feel she is suffering from pharyngitis. She needs to gargle throat & oral cavity daily twice with lukewarm water added with salt.
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