Beyond the impact on a child’s physical appearance, correcting a cleft lip and palate can aid in the ability to speak, chew and swallow. In this Children’s Channel video, Ananth Murthy, MD, director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the treatment of this birth defect.
Learning to speak and speak well can be a lifelong process, with much of the speech development occurring in the preschool and early school-age years.
In this year’s TV campaign, we’ve turned the camera on our doctors, so you can see how intensely they care for every child – and family – they treat. One of these doctors is Ananth Murthy. He is the director of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Akron Children’s Hospital. Dr. Murthy is currently involved in […]