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Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate

Cleft lip or cleft palate is a condition in which parts of the lip and/or palate (the roof of the mouth) do not develop properly early in a pregnancy. Learn more.

Cleft Lip & Palate Repair Program

Our multidisciplinary team lead by plastic surgeons provides a full spectrum of care to children with cleft lip and cleft palate from birth through adulthood.

Cleft Palate Speech & Resonance Program

Lurie Children’s Pediatric Speech-Resonance Team is a multidisciplinary program specializing in the evaluation and treatment of children with resonance disorders.

Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory

Specialists from Lurie Children’s Division of Neurology analyze and monitor the nervous system function of patients with neurological diseases and conditions to optimize treatment.

Clinical Nutrition

The Department of Clinical Nutrition’s dietitians provide a wide range of services for patients of all ages, including assessment, developing care plans, monitoring and education.

Cloacal Anomalies

Congenital malformations of the female genitourinary and anorectal anatomy. The most common is persistent cloaca where openings to the bladder, vagina, and rectum are fused.


A foot deformity in which the foot is twisted and bent. Detected at birth, it affects the bones, muscles, tendons, and blood vessels and can affect one or both feet.

Clubfoot Program

Lurie Children’s offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary program for clubfoot, a congenital condition that can affect one or both feet in newborns.

Coarctation of the Aorta

When the aorta is pinched or constricted, usually between the upper and lower half of the body, obstructing blood flow to the lower part and increasing blood pressure in the upper.

Cochlear Implant

A cochlear implant is a device that performs the job of the inner ear, which can be damaged in children with hearing loss. They provide sound signals to the brain.

Cochlear Implant Program

Lurie Children’s Cochlear Implant Program is one of the largest pediatric implant and most experienced programs in the world, performing more than 1,000 cochlear procedures since 1991.


A problem affecting some babies during the first three to four months of life; prolonged or excessive crying in an infant who is otherwise well.

Awards & Accolades

Lurie Children's is proud to be recognized for the following awards, accolades and achievements.

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