Pacific Northwest - OR/WA/ID Dr. Tom Bascom is an excellent surgeon. He DOES NOT perform open or closed excisions. He performs the cleft lift/closure procedure that his father helped design. His father, although retired, often consults on his son's cases. Surgery is performed in the office, or for more severe cases it is done in the short stay unit (SSU) of Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene, Oregon. For more information, please contact his office, Northwest Surgical Specialists in Eugene, Oregon or do a search for Dr. Tom Bascom. Kj [^^] [Post-script>: My cleft lift/closure was done by both Dr. T. Bascom, Dr. J. Bascom and a visiting surgeon from Australia who was observing. I was very fortunate to have all three. However Dr. T. Bascom is excellent on his own!