Cleft Lip Surgery Cost In South Africa

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Cleft palate surgery is a procedure to fix a cleft, or hole, in the palate, or the roof of the mouth.A cleft palate makes it hard for children to eat and speak.

Cleft palates are typically repaired between 8 and 12 months of age.First surgery is needed to repair the lip and a separate surgery is needed to repair the palate, several surgeries are needed to make the lip appear as normal as possible, after that speech therapy is improved .

Inclusions in the package

The cost of Cleft Lip includes:

  • Surgery cost

  • Medicines 

  • Patient's hospital stay (Patient may need to stay in the hospital for 1 to 2 days for vital checks and recovery)

Note - Patients with Cleft Lip Surgery may need speech therapy and dental care.

Factors affecting cost of Cleft Lip Surgery

The overall cost of the procedure also varies based on the patient's condition and preferences. Some of these factors are:

  • Type of hospital and room opted

  • Any additional tests may be required

  • An extended stay at the Hospital

  • Cost of Accommodation during follow-ups, in case the patient is not a local resident

Frequently asked questions related to expenses that most patients have when planing for Cleft Lip Surgery.

What is the cost of tests for cleft lip surgery?

A cleft lip or cleft palate is generally noticed right away at birth and doesn't need tests for diagnosis. However, cleft may be detected in patients during a prenatal ultrasound. Before the surgery, the patient will be weighed and have blood pressure and temperature documented. The cost for these tests is a part of the package.

Is the medicine cost included in the package?

Medications given at the hospital to prepare for the surgery are a part of the package price. However, once the patient is discharged, the medicines will not be included in the package.

How long the patient has to stay in the hospital after the cleft lip surgery?

The operation usually takes 1 to 2 hours and most patients are kept in the hospital for 1 to 2 days for vital checks and recovery. 

List of Centers for Cleft Lip Surgery in South Africa

Popular Cities in South Africa for Cleft Lip Surgery are:

Leading Hospitals for Cleft Lip Surgery in South Africa

Doctors for Cleft Lip Surgery in South Africa

Team of doctors including plastic surgeon,maxillofacial surgeon and ENT surgeon performs the procedure .

Listing popular specialists:

Dr. Noelene du Plessis

Dr. Noelene du Plessis

Consultant, 22 years of experience

Location Busamed Lowveld Private Hospital, Mbombela

Facial Surgery Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Gerrit Greyvensteyn

Dr. Gerrit Greyvensteyn

Consultant, 20 years of experience

Location Busamed Lowveld Private Hospital, Mbombela

Plastic Surgery

Dr. Anton Ras

Dr. Anton Ras

Consultant, 21 years of experience

Location Mediclinic Cape Gate & Mediclinic Cape Gate Day Clinic, Cape Town

Plastic Surgery

Success Rate

It usually takes about 3 to 4 weeks for the incision to heal, child may need to wear padded arm restraints for 1 to 2 weeks after surgery to prevent him or her from rubbing the surgery area.

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