Hi, I e-mailed this to another person on the board here so I am just going to copy the reply here to you also.
Hi & congrats on your new little boy!
I am the mom Corinne spoke of. I do not have personal experience w/ Dr. Habel but I can tell you about our surgeon in Tampa, Dr. Michael Gallant, he does the surgeries in the All Childrens Hospital & has his own practice just down the road that he does the consults & follow ups. He is a plastic surgeon & specializes in cleft palates. He did my dd's first h removal surgery when she was about 11 1/2 mths. old. She has since had 2 more reconstructive surgeries & one more in Feb. all done by him. I am very happy w/ Dr. Gallant & his staff (very friendly people).
Here is Jaylee's album that I have on the msn support group board. Take a look at her picture's of the before, during & after surgery.
If you have any question's please feel free to e-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
or just post them here.
Oh....here is his info.
State or Country Florida
Last Name Gallant
First Name Michael
Title/Specializing In Plastic / Reconstructive Surgery - cleft palate - hemangioma experience
Address 1515 22nd Avenue North
Address St. Petersburg, Florida 33704
Work Phone 727-822-0665
Misc. Information http://www.michaelgallant.com/
Contact Info Nurse: Jean - she also will help w/ insurance issues!
Joanne, mom to Jaylee Rose 3yrs. old