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Treatment for Robin sequence ensures your baby can eat and breathe safely and comfortably. At Boston Children’s Hospital, our dedicated and knowledgeable team of specialists from several disciplines provides you and your child with the care and expertise necessary to treat this combination of birth defects. We provide both surgical and non-surgical treatments.
Children with Robin sequence may have trouble getting enough oxygen. This is due to glossoptosis—a tongue that is positioned further back in the mouth than normal. Glossoptosis is caused by the smaller lower jaw that triggers this sequence.
Nonsurgical treatments to assist with breathing include:
Some children may also require surgery. At Boston Children’s, potential surgical interventions include:
At Boston Children’s, our dedicated craniofacial nurses will weigh your child and provide frequent follow-ups to make sure you have answers to all your questions. As we monitor your child’s growth and weight gain, our team of doctors and nurses may suggest the following:
Your child’s cleft palate will be treated when he or she is 9-11 months old. Boston Children’s Hospital provides one of the largest cleft lip and palate programs of its kind. Our combination of specialized training, innovative treatments and compassionate, family-centered care has made us a national leader in the field. Families travel from great distances for the expertise of our Cleft Lip and Palate Program.
This program can provide your child and family with:
The type of treatment depends on the extent of the cleft and may include:
Learn more about our Cleft Lip and Palate Program.
For an appointment with the Cleft and Craniofacial Center, more information or to obtain a second opinion for your child, please call us at 617-355-6309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For families residing outside of the United States, please call Boston Children's International Health Services at +01-617-355-5209.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”