My daughter, currently 11 months old, was born with a bilateral cleft lip/palate. At 6 weeks old she started wearing a device called the NAM. She wore this for 5 months. When she turned 6 months old, she was ready for surgery. Well, the surgeon that was supposed to do her surgery couldn’t get her in for 3 months!!!! We called our craniofacial team at CHOC and told them of the situation. They had us call Dr. Sundine! Best thing we could have ever done!! The receptionist, Toni, gave us all the instructions we needed to get authorization to be seen by him. Within 24 hours everything was squared away and we were seen by him that same week!! This was incredible!! Everything does happen for a reason!

When we met him, we just knew that our daughter was in the best hands ever!! He was so caring and compassionate and took the time to answer any and all the questions we had for him. He booked her surgery for the following week. Talk about impressive!! We couldn’t have been more pleased!!

He performed the lip repair surgery on her as an outpatient procedure…incredible!! Her healing time was so rapid and the best news is…the results are amazing!!!

She just had her palate surgery along with her lip pits (little pits on her bottom lip that are associated with the cleft) removed 6 weeks ago! Another incredible job!! Our daughter had to stay in the hospital for 2 nights and Dr. Sundine made certain he came to visit her every day she was in the hospital to see how she was doing. This meant so much to my husband and me!! Again he answered all our questions and was ever so caring!!

We could not have asked for a better surgeon for our daughter! He really is an incredible surgeon and wonderful man!! I highly recommend him!!!

If you are interested in hearing more about him or seeing results from my daughter, please don’t hesitate to email me.