Free Cleft Lip and Palate Surgical Mission Benefits 39 Patients from the Province of Iloilo

Free Cleft Lip And Palate Surgical Mission Benefits 39 Patients From The Province Of Iloilo

Iloilo Provincial Hospital has successfully concluded a Free Cleft Lip and Palate Surgical Mission. This initiative was made possible through a collaborative effort with Operation Newface (Smile Train) from June 13 to 16, 2024.

In a letter addressed to Governor Arthur R. Defensor, Jr., the Chief of Hospital II of the Iloilo Provincial Hospital, Dr. Alberto S. Cordero, MD, MPA, reported the successful completion of various surgical procedures aimed at correcting cleft lip and palate anomalies. The following procedures were performed:

 1.) Palatoplasty
 2.) Cheiloplasty
 3.) Closure of Palatal Fistula
 4.) Lip Revision

Dr. Cordero emphasized the significant impact of these surgeries on the recipients, enhancing their quality of life and fostering better social integration. This mission aligns with the province’s commitment to providing accessible and comprehensive healthcare services to its residents.