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Operation San José & Cronin Brauer Cleft Lip / Palate Clinic at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Houston

Operation San José

Since 1983, Operation San José Mission Trip has provided annual surgical missions to Latin America to provide free surgical repair of cranial and facial birth defects to indigent children born with treatment for 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 Clinic at Shriners Hospital

1315 St. Joseph Pkwy #920
Houston, TX  77002

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 at Shriners Hospitals for Children - Houston 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 joined forces with the Houston Shriners Hospital for Children to significantly enhance one of the key branches of the Hospital's pediatric care service areas. This partnership is the completion of a long-term project that involved Dr. Ernest Cronin, the CHRISTUS Foundation for Healthcare, and the Shriners Hospital. Given that each entity recognizes the social and health impacts of cleft lip, the need to offer comprehensive corrective services that involve all aspects of the treatment and treatment of the condition is fundamental.

The Cronin-Brauer Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic, now located within Shriners Hospital for Children, is the oldest and one of the most respected programs in the country.

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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