Principle contact details

Contact name:Peter Schachner MD, DMD
Address:Paracelsus Private Medical University

Muellner Hauptstr. 48

5020 Salzburg

Web address:Visit website

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Other team members

Surgeon:Peter Schachner (OMFS), Christian Brandtner (OMFS), Christian Rippel (OMFS), Alexander Gaggl (OMFS)
Speech therapist:Caroline Koenig
Orthodontist:Gertrude Danner
Clinical geneticist:Olaf Rittinger
Specialist nurse:Elke Sams
Psychologist:Verena Greimel
Other:Elisabeth Pointner (Otolaryngologist)
Patient follow up:Gabi Turisser, Peter Schachner

Primary surgical protocol

Timing of first repair and type of operation.

Complete UCLP:5-6 months: Lip repair
Complete BCLP:4-5 months: Lip repair
Isolated CP:9-12 months

Record collection protocol

Are records routinely collected at specific ages?Yes
Does this conform to WHO timing recommendations
(birth, 5, 10, 15 and 20 years)?

State coverage of costs

Are the costs of the following treatments covered by the state (free to the patient)?

Surgery costs:All
Orthodontic costs:Part
Speech and language therapy costs:Part

Clinical research

Clinical team members who are or would like to be involved in clinical research:

Member details:"Peter Schachner, Christian Brandtner, Christian Rippel, Sonja Lux (all OMFS);
Caroline Koenig (SLT)"

Current research activity and data collection

Participation in inter-centre studies:Yes
Details of studies:Comparison between two different types of operation in case of velopharyngeal incompetence: Levatorplasty (Frankfurt) versus Velopharyngeal Flap (Salzburg)
Willing to share Powerpoint presentations:Yes

Potential clinical research activities

Clinical research activities interested in being involved in:

Randomised clinical trials:Yes
Inter-centre comparison of outcome:Yes
Prospective study:Yes
DNA collection:Yes

National cleft lip and palate / craniofacial scientific organisation

Organisation details:"Austrian Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association
Contact: Peter Schachner (President)
Adress: University Clinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Muellner Hauptstr. 48, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Email: office@lkg-spalten at

Total number of cases per annum

Total cases per annum:appr. 30