Cleft lips and cleft palates are the most common birth defects of the face, involving a split in the upper lip and/or a gap in the roof of the mouth. This condition is not just disturbing because of its appearance, it also causes several problems for the child, including speech, dental, ear, and feeding problems. Over 6,000 infants are born in the U.S. each year with this condition. The board-certified plastic surgeons of The Peer Group, serving communities throughout northern New Jersey, use the finest repair and reconstruction techniques to eliminate the problem and give the affected child a beautiful, healthy smile. We take great care and compassion during the initial consultation to reassure parents that this surgery can change the life of their child and create natural, soothing outcomes. Doctors from The Peer Group have been members of the Craniofacial Center at St. Barnabas Medical Center since its inception. In fact, it was Dr. Lyndon Peer who founded the center. Our Physicians also participate in humanitarian trips around the world to do these repairs for the less fortunate.
"Dr. Colin Failey came highly recommended to me. I searched for a long time to find the right dr who I would be able to trust in. Dr Failey operated on me last week and I cannot say enough about this man. He has a bedside magical and totally honest way about him. I am very happy I met Dr Failey in my life. He corrected all the former mistakes that was performed on me by previous dr. Also the entire staff at the Peer Group is wonderful. Made me feel comfortable and confident about what I was going to experience . God Bless Dr Failey"- Anonymous / RateMDs / May 22, 2016
"I had an impressive first appointment with Dr. Lange. He was highly recommended to me by a friend so I had some lofty expectations going in, and they were surpassed. Dr. Langwe was knowledgable, patient, safety-minded, encouraging, and supportive. He spent over an hour explaining various options to me, did an examination, reviewed some photographs, and was honest about what he could and could not provide. There was no hard sell, but rather an array of choices from which to choose.I have been to other MDs who seemed pushy and unprofessional. They would talk about my poorly aging skin as, I guess, a motivation to take care of under their scalpels, but it made me uncomfortable. No one knows my skin better than I do, and I do not need to feel worse about the way I look. I have been looking for solutions, not confirmation of the problems.I appreciated Annrika who explained the financial part of the practice - again, no hard sell, just the facts. I didn't feel manipulated by financing options. The office staff was friendly and efficient, and the office space is clean and beautifully designed.I recommend Dr. Lange and the practice without hesitation - and my friend's eye lift was magnificent! Treat yourself!"- B.C. / Yelp / Mar 01, 2018
"Peer Group is a wonderful and entirely professi... - Peer Group is a wonderful and entirely professional medical group...All personnel and staff kind and helpful...Dr. Colon is wonderful...Love working with him"- V.L. / Solutionreach / Nov 08, 2017
"The staff and Dr Lange are very professional and pleasant. The bags under my eyes were HUGE and following surgery they are completely gone. I had this problem for 50 years and am still amazed they are completely gone."- B.L. / Yelp / Feb 12, 2018
"I had breast reduction surgery by Dr. Starker. Expectations were exceeded. Dr. Starker and the entire staff at the Peer Group were exceptional, friendly yet professional. Questions were welcomed and responses were clear. It was my first experience with anesthesia which I was most nervous about. Dr. Starker, the surgical nurses and the anesthesiologist worked as an awesome team the morning of my surgery, making me feel so comfortable as I went in. Post op has gone extremely well."- D.F. / Healthgrades / Mar 05, 2018
When To Seek Treatment
A cleft can appear in the lip or palate alone, or in both areas, as well as on one or both sides of the mouth. Reconstructive facial plastic surgery is the recommended treatment for clefts, and is usually performed when the child is 3 to 6 months old for a cleft lip and 9 to 14 months old for a cleft palate. When a cleft lip or cleft palate condition exists, it is recommended to meet with medical specialists to assess the child’s unique condition and the areas that may be affected by the clefts. Although this condition requires significant medical care, it can be overcome with the help of a trusted team of child health specialists.
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