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Operation San José & Cronin Brauer Cleft Lip / Palate Clinic at Shriners Hospitals-Galveston

Operation San José

Since 1983, Operation San José Mission Trip has provided annual surgical missions to Latin America to provide free surgical repair to indigent children born with cleft lip and palate deformities.

Facing the world with a smile

Through medical and surgical intervention, patients with cleft palate and craniofacial abnormalities can improve their physical condition and look forward to a brighter and healthier future. Whether a patient's deformities are congenital or acquired, and whether the patient is a child or an adult, the Cronin & Brauer Clinic offers the highest level of multidisciplinary care and treatment.

Operation San José Operations Office

2615 Fannin St.
Houston, TX  77002

Clinic Providers


Cronin & Brauer Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic

With a 50-year legacy in the field of plastic surgery, the Cronin & Brauer Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic helps children and adults face the world the way they should, with a healthy smile and winner. The Cronin-Brauer Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic is the oldest and one of the most respected programs in the country. Clinic leaders are Dr. Steven J. Blackwell (Galveston) and Dr. Eric Payne (Houston). All surgeries take place in Galveston, which pre- and post-op consultations are held in the clinic office located in Houston's Medical Center.

Cronin & Brauer Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic


Treatment provided

  • Congenital cranial and facial deformities, such as cleft lip / palate

  • Traumatic facial disfigurement caused by injury or surgery

  • Distortion of development due to excessive or restricted growth of facial parts, such as the upper and lower jaw

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