Cleft Lip & Palate Surgery
Stacy Lindburg and her son reflect on their experience with Dr. Stephen P. Hardy, who performed his cleft lip and palate repair. Cleft lip and palate surgery can drastically improve your child's quality of life. Dr. Hardy can perform this procedure using advanced techniques for the best possible results.View transcript
Stacey: My name is Stacey Lindburg. And I have been visiting Northwest Plastic Surgery since I was 24 weeks' pregnant with my son, Shane Petry. I found Northwest Plastic Surgery when I was in search for a surgeon who could conduct a repair on the cleft lip and palate that was identified during an ultrasound at my OB/GYN. Shane: The services I received from the Northwest Plastic Surgery are a cleft lip and palate repair. Stacey: When I was notified of the cleft lip and palate that Shane would be born with, I started doing some research on the internet to find out exactly what that meant, and what I needed to do to give him the best care possible. I found doctors all over the U.S. and was really looking for the best surgeon there was. At one point, I was talking to the president of the company that I worked for, who had a daughter with a cleft lip and palate, and he suggested that prior to spending the time and money to travel all over the U.S. to find the best surgeon that I visit with Dr. Stephen Hardy as he had good recommendations and had conducted some very high-quality repairs. Shane: The thing I like the most about Dr. Hardy was that he related to me as a kid and made me feel comfortable, and made me feel confident about the surgery. The impact the surgery had on my life was it made me feel more confident. And I could relate to people who also had a cleft palate or lip going on. Stacey: The impact that the surgery has had on Shane's life has been to make him a much more strong and confident young man. Going into life with a challenge ahead of him has allowed him to be strong from the very beginning. I would choose Northwest Plastic Surgery due to the quality, and the overall services that were provided. Dr. Stephen Hardy is a very high-quality physician. He spent the time and. . . he spent the time with us to explain it to us, and also the quality of the surgery was the very best that was available.