Boy with face cyst improving after life-changing surgery

March 4, 2011 2:50:12 PM PST
Three year old Maddox Flynn knows a lot about medicine for a little guy.

After five operations, he knows, for example, that it changed his life forever.

We first met him back in Central Park last year. Doctors in Canada, where he lives, had told his parents there was nothing they could do about the lymphatic cyst that had grown on his face and was still growing.

But Dr. Milton Waner of St. Luke's Roosevelt said he could help, and has he ever. Since Waner began performing surgery on him, the growth is gone completely.

Time and one more operation will blend the skin tones, and the scars will fade because he's so young.

The cyst once covered his left eye, but it is improving too.