• Let our experience guide you.

    Welcome to The Pogue Center, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, where we specialize in Cosmetic, Facial & Oral Surgery and Aesthetic Skincare Services. At The Pogue Center, we take the necessary time to understand your needs and expectations.

    Each procedure is explained and fully discussed with you before a "plan" is agreed upon. Your confidence in us is a necessary component for a successful result. We take pride in our work because we know that your results reflect positively on us.

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Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery

Conveniently located to serve Scottsdale and Phoenix

Surgery to repair cleft lip and/or cleft palate in infants can correct nursing, feeding and speech problems, frequent ear infections and physical disfigurement with dramatic aesthetic and functional results. The cleft lip procedure is usually performed at 6-12 weeks of age, while cleft palate surgery is performed between the ages of nine months and one year (after the palate has grown but before faulty speech habits are acquired). While the infant sleeps under general anesthesia, the cleft is closed with absorbable stitches. The skin is then sewn over the correction with fine sutures to minimize scarring.


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