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Hinckley 01-15-2006 11:42 PM

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.
Thank you!
The Hinckley Family

nickbar 01-16-2006 02:35 AM

Re: Any recommendations for doctors in Florida?

I will email Joanne as she has had good experience with Dr. Gillant (sp?). I will ask her to post to you.


Joanne 01-16-2006 02:05 PM

Re: Any recommendations for doctors in Florida?
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
Misc. Information
Contact Info Nurse: Jean - she also will help w/ insurance issues!

Best wishes,
Joanne, mom to Jaylee Rose 3yrs. old

Hinckley 01-16-2006 07:28 PM

Re: Any recommendations for doctors in Florida?
Great info! Thank you so much.
Much appreciated!

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