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Can Cleft Palate Surgery be Performed in the Virgin Islands?

Can Cleft Palate Surgery be Performed in the Virgin Islands?

by Stephanie Meadows
The palate is the formal name given to describe the roof of your mouth. As you run your tongue over the roof of your mouth, you can feel that it is made up of muscle and bone, covered by skin. The back of the palate is called the soft palate and the front is known as the hard palate. A cleft palate can range from just an opening at the back of the soft palate, to a possible separation of the entire roof of the mouth, in both the soft and hard palates. The palate serves an important purpose, as it separates your nose from your mouth. The palate helps your mouth and nose perform many functions, such as how you talk, chew, and breathe. When you talk, the roof of your mouth helps prevent air from blowing out of your nose instead of your mouth, and it also prevents food and drink from going up into the nasal cavity.

Having Plastic Surgery Safely in the Virgin Islands

Having Plastic Surgery Safely in the Virgin Islands

by Stephanie Meadows
Whenever you hear that someone has gone abroad to receive plastic surgery of any kind (tummy tucks, breast implants, facelift), I am sure you have cringed and questioned the intelligence of the overall idea. However, the stories you hear are mainly because those people flocked to another country without doing their research, and went with a surgeon that would do their work quick and cheap. Turns out that surgeon was not board certified in plastic surgery. Cue horror story, tears, and some serious health issues and complications. Well, it’s not quite abroad, but you can now have plastic surgery procedures done in the U.S. Virgin Islands, by a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Dr. Stelnicki joins Virgin Islands Ear, Nose & Throat, practice in St. Thomas, VI – the only practice in the territory to provide pediatric plastic surgery services!

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Dr. Eric Stelnicki joins Virgin Islands ENT practice, featured in Virgin Islands Daily News

More on the Virgin Islands

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Photos of Dr. Eric Stelnicki, M.D. at the St. Thomas, Virgin Islands clinic location.

Virgin Islands Location Starting Today!

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Today, Dr. Eric Stelnicki and Dr. Essie Yates start clinic at their new location, located in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands!