Cleft & Craniofacial Surgery

Cleft & Craniofacial Surgery


Cleft & Craniofacial Surgery started as a cleft centre in the year 1998 and established as NITTE Meenakshi institute of cleft & craniofacial surgery in the year 2001. It is currently headed by Dr. Vikram Shetty who is one of the very few dually qualified Craniomaxillofacial Surgeon in India.

Faculty / OPD Schedule

Doctors available

  • Prof. & HOD – Dr. Vikram Shetty, MDS; MBBS; DNB

Surgical Fellows

  • Dr. Srikanth Gunturu, MDS (Senior Fellow)
  • Dr. Ganesh Koneru, MDS (OMFS)
  • Dr. Ritesh Agrawal, MDS (OMFS)
  • Dr. Nandakishore, MDS (Orthodontics) – Cleft Orthodontic & Maxillofacial Orthopedic Care
  • Dr. Chandini Shetty – Periodontist & Oral Hygiene Counselor

Supporting Staff

  • Mrs. Joyce
  • Mrs. Veni
  • Mrs. Ramya
  • Mrs. Yashoda
  • Mrs. Shanta


  • Mr. Shekhar

Department Infrastructure

  • Drager Primus – Most advanced anaesthesia working station for the most efficient management of complex paediatric surgeries.
  • Mectron Peizotome – For safest craniofacial surgeries.
  • Stryker Systems – For fast & clean maxillofacial bony surgeries.
  • One Operation theatre working round the clock with surgical fellows available on call 24 x 7.
  • NICU & PICU – with anesthetic & paediatric support round the clock.
  • Bed strength – 60 beds.

Speciality Services

OPD Services

Monday to Saturday – 9 am to 4 pm
Sunday – 9 am to 1 pm

IPD Services

  • 24 x 7 taken care by PG Students (OMFS) & Surgical Fellows on call
  • Free Camps across South India – 2 camps a month throughout the year.
  • Free Cleft Lip, Cleft Alveolus, Cleft Palate & Cleft Rhinoplasty Surgeries.
  • Free Craniofacial Surgeries
  • Nominal fee for Maxillofacial Trauma, Esthetic Facial Surgeries & Head and Neck Cancer.
  • This department works in collaboration & harmony with the departments like Paediatric surgery, ENT, Neurosurgery, Anesthesiology, Orthodontics, Pedodontics, Periodontics, Prosthodontics, Speech & language pathology & Radiology, thus efficiently fulfilling the entire spectrum of medical care for various cleft & craniofacial anomalies.
  • This department is credited for conducting largest number of ear deformity surgical workshop & performing highest number of esthetic surgeries in South India by CNN IBN.