Cleft & Craniofacial Surgery

Ali is the surgical lead for the South West UK Cleft lip & palate service and runs clinics through out the region. His training in Cleft & Craniofacial surgery was undertaken as Craniofacial Fellow in the Plastic surgery department at Great Ormond Street Hospital, National UK Fellow in Cleft lip & palate surgery at Guys and St Thomas's Hospitals, and travelling fellowships and attachments in The Royal Australian Craniofacial Unit Adelaide, India, and China. He continues to be involved with overseas humanitarian projects - current projects are in India and Nepal.

He collaborates with Neurosurgery colleagues as part of the Bristol Craniofacial Surgery group. He sees children and adults for all manner of facial surgery.

Cleft surgery procedures offered are:

Cleft lip repair

Cleft palate repair

Speech surgery - palate muscle repair, palate lengthening and pharyngoplasty

Alveolar bone grafting

Cleft lip revision

Orthognathic surgery, distraction surgery