Cleft Lip & Palate repair: Alliance’s story

Last Modified: June 10, 2021  |   Created on: September 10, 2019
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14 months old Alliance Mbila Kafuti from the Democratic Republic of Congo, was born with cleft lip and cleft palate which made her suffer from feeding difficulties and associated complications like an ear infection since birth. At the age of 2 months, she underwent a cleft repair surgery in her home country which repaired her lip abnormalities, however, she was too young to undergo a palate repair surgery at the same time.
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When Alliance turned 1 year old, her father Paul Kafuti was told by the local pediatrician that the child is ready for palate repair surgery and hence he began to search for the palate repair surgery options abroad. While searching for the best palate repair surgeons in India, he came across Lyfboat and posted an inquiry. Shortly after, he received a call from their case manager who walked him through the entire process of getting treatment in India and assisted him in getting various options from the top tier hospitals in India. Upon reviewing all options, Paul was a little skeptical, however, his queries were cleared by Lyfboat Team he finally decided to visit Max Hospital, Saket, New Delhi, India for his daughter’s treatment.

Lyfboat swiftly arranged the Visa Invitation Letter from the hospital to help the family apply for their Medical Visa and also provided him with several options for accommodation near the hospital. Eventually, they arrived on 23rd April 2019 and were received at the airport by Lyfboat team member and dropped to their selected guest house.

The appointment was scheduled on the next day of their arrival, allowing the baby to settle down before undergoing the procedure. Dr Anurag Krishna (MBBS, MS – General Surgery, MS – Paediatrics Surgery, Director – Paediatrics & Paediatric Surgery) looked into the patient’s medical history followed by a thorough physical examination. He ordered the complete blood test before clearing the baby for surgery.

Surgery was carried out successfully within 2 days after their first consultation. The patient made a speedy recovery and was discharged in 2 days. Impressed by Max Hospital’s services, Paul and his wife Lovelet decided to go for Executive Health Checkup for themselves.

“We are very very satisfied with the surgery and care that we have received for our baby. We are very happy and we thank you for everything. I would recommend Lyfboat and Max Hospital to everyone who is looking for treatment in India.”

Paul Kafuti, Democratic Republic of Congo

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