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Old 01-15-2006, 09:42 PM
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Default Any recommendations for doctors in Florida?

Just wondering if anyone has any opinions on any of the doctors listed on the website for the state of Florida. Our son is 6 months old and has a hemangioma on his forehead. We would like to have a consultation with one of the doctors - Dr. Habal in Tampa is closest to us, but just curious if anyone has any personal experiences with any of them.
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The Hinckley Family
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Old 01-16-2006, 12:35 AM
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I will email Joanne as she has had good experience with Dr. Gillant (sp?). I will ask her to post to you.

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Old 01-16-2006, 12:05 PM
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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 or just post them 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
Other Phone
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Contact Info Nurse: Jean - she also will help w/ insurance issues!

Best wishes,
Joanne, mom to Jaylee Rose 3yrs. old
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Old 01-16-2006, 05:28 PM
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Great info! Thank you so much.
Much appreciated!
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