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Clinical Trials

Center for Cleft and Craniofacial Care

Clinical trials give us the opportunity to explore treatments for patients with complex medical conditions and improve patient outcomes.

Currently, our cleft and craniofacial surgeons and our speech pathologists are using an observational study to find ways to better select and customize surgery for their patients with velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI). The VPI Outcomes Prediction Study (VPI-OPS) will compare the effectiveness of existing surgical procedures for VPI. The study will help to establish which procedures are most effective at improving speech and help determine the risks of each procedure.

Learn more about the clinical trial, VPI-OPS.

For more details, including how to participate, please email the VPI-OPS team at or call 602-933-8747.

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