Very early in little Jack’s life we noticed that his top lip had a little bump or growth of some kind on it. When he was a little over a year old upon our pediatrician’s recommendation in Tennessee, we took Jack to a doctor at Vanderbilt. He told us that the bump on Jack’s lip was a vascular malformation and recommended us to a doctor that was in New York City, Dr. Milton Waner. We were living in Clarksville, TN at the time and could not afford the flights or out of network surgery at the time. In God’s providence a year later, we find ourselves living in New York and were able to walk down the street to Dr. Waner’s office. Our understanding of the caliber doctor that Dr. Waner is has been growing ever since we heard of him and we are so grateful that he will be operating on Jack in the morning. After looking at Jack’s lip just for a moment, he turned to me and said that he didn’t know what it was, but that it needed to be removed, and that they’d take it to the lab and see what exactly it was. He said that it was probably either a cyst on a saliva gland or possibly a hemangioma. In short our time with Dr. Waner and his office has been amazing. They have been the most compassionate and seemingly competent physicians I have been around. Very comforting for a parent.
Jack’s surgery is in the morning @ 10:30am. Thank you for your prayers for him. Below are a few links of videos and articles about some of Dr. Waner’s work.
Dr. Waner video on the early show http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/02/26/earlyshow/series/main602359.shtml
New York Times article about Dr. Waner
Our God is amazing at how He gifts men and women like Dr. Waner!