Posted by pnickerson77 to Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, Jul 29, 2010 12:22pm
i know this sounds silly for a show idea but what about doing something on the advances made surgical wise for clefts. such as the NAM vs the conventional way of repairing the palate. also im going through this right now at the age of 33. why does insurance companies look at this as a comsmetic repair even in the young. it is not a dental procedure it is a reconstructive. my surgeon dr john hiebert out of kansas city mo has been trying to fight with me to get my final maloculsion(sp) sugery approved now. but i thought it might be nice to let other parents of young clefts and pregnent women who will give birth to clefts know what there is out there and what they may be facing in the years to come. thanks for listening. even if you dont do the insurance side which i know isnt really medical. at least do the advances in clefts side.