Resources for Patients

These materials from the experts at Nationwide Children’s Hospital can help you and your family understand cleft lip and palate and the treatment that may be in your future.

Helping Hands

Our Helping Hands™ provide families with information on how to care for their child with cleft lip or palate.

From Our Health Information Library

Health information written for Parents, Teens and Kids in a way that they’ll best understand.


Surgery Tours

View our tours and share them with your child so you both know what to expect before you arrive.

Authored Textbooks

Richard E. Kirschner, MD, FACS, FAAP, Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is the co-editor of the textbook Comprehensive Cleft Care, used to train plastic surgeons in the most up-to-date care for cleft patients.