2018 Surgical Campaign Review

Surgical Campaign by the Numbers… Between January 27 and February 2, 2018, the FACES Surgical Team, composed of 38 professionals, treated 49 patients in 7 days.

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 Host Hospitals

Number treated at Hospital Belen:  32 patients
Number treated at Hospital Regional:  17 patients


Under the age of 2 —>                         18 patients
Between the ages of 2 and 12 —>      20 patients
Ages 13-17 —>                                       7 patients
Older than 18 —>                                    4 patients


cleft palate repair 22
cleft lip repair 22
nose revision 6
pharyngeal flap 1
alveolar bone graft 3
ear tube placement 1
sphincter pharyngoplasty 2
dental extraction 1
rhinoplasty 1

Speech Therapy


Parent Training Sessions 20

Evaluations and Therapy Sessions 45

Nasopharyngoscopies 10

First-Time Friends

Liam before and after
Liam, pre and post-op
Jesus Wilmer, before and after
Jesus Wilmer, pre and post-op

Returning Friends

Children born with a cleft lip and / or palate often require multiple surgeries. We follow all of our patients and invite them to see us annually for evaluation and, if necessary, additional surgeries. These patients are truly becoming extended family for us.

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Johan throughout the years

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Normalida throughout the years

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Maya throughout the years

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