‘Spreading Smiles’, project conducted by SaiShree Hospital under “Sai Seva Charitable Trust”. SaiShree Hospital has developed a world class cleft lip & cleft palate surgery center.
At this center the ‘Spreading Smile’ project by SaiSeva Charitable Trust of SaiShree Hospital is launched to make safe and quality treatment accessible to those who cannot otherwise afford it.
We have already operated on 15 patients with above deformity and few of them are awaiting surgeries. These patients were selected in the camps organized by hospital in Pune on 4th March, 2012 and a camp organized at Mangalvedha on 03.06.2012.
These surgeries are performed by Dr.Pushkar Waknis & Dr.Samrat Sabhlok a Facio-Maxillary Surgeon.
In India about 10 lacs children need surgery and 35 thousand children are added to it every year. Looking at the volume of the problem, it is impossible for the institute to fight it alone.Cleft Lip & Palate can be very well corrected by a small surgical procedure of 1hr with a hospital stay of 3-5 days costing as little as 12,000 – 15,000 per surgery.