California (Southern) Surgeons

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  1. Maximus22

    Maximus22 New Member

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    Really great surgeon!

    This guy is wort every penny!

    Maher Aref Abbas, MD

    Surgery Colon/Rectal

    Medical school
    Stanford University
    Stanford, CA
    Board certification
    Surgery
    American Board of Surgery

    Medical training [​IMG]
    Internship
    Mayo Clinic
    Scottsdale, AZ



    4760 W Sunset Blvd , Los Angeles , CA 90027
    (323) 783-4011
     
  2. HelloMcFly

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    Hi Maximus, I am planning on going to visit him as well, what did you have done? did you ask him about pit picking or cleft?

    Thanks!
     
  3. artslave81

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    I'm afraid I have this annoying condition as well. How long did you have to wait to get the procedure done? I too am not ready for months of healing. I can't really afford to be away from work for that long. What's considered a 'severe' case?

    I'd be grateful for any information from your own experiences. I've had this for over a year now and I'd really like to get it taken care of finally.
     
  4. Maximus22

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    Hello Mcfly, my choice is Dr. Abbas he is my surgeon and next week will be my 3rd surgery and i really enjoy him as a surgeon he is a very nice guy very professional surgeon and i would say Dr. Abbas but always it's your choice!
     
  5. artslave81

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    I'm in the Westwood/UCLA area also. Did either of you have any luck finding a surgeon who would do the pit picking or Cleft lift?

    I'm trying to set up an appointment with Dr. Sack at UCLA. I'd really like to avoid any open wound procedure if possible.
     
  6. Dammit78

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    My surgeon is actually Dr. Lydia Vaias in Bellflower, CA. She's with Kaiser and I was referred to her for a consultation and just fell in love. Granted, I haven't had the surgery yet - it will happen on Tuesday the 24th of June... but so far she has been amazing and her surgical staff are wonderful at answering my emails and any questions I may have. If you have Kaiser HMO - I seriously suggest setting up a consultation today!
     
  7. ihatebuttcysts

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    Need surgeon in SoCal

    in the last year I've had 1 open healed surgery and then a closed stitched surgery and now it's coming back again and starting to slightly bleed and hurts. I want this gone for good as I'm sick of it!!! Please if anyone has had permanent success with this and can recommend a surgeon in so cal it would be much appreciated and my butt will finally be happy!
     
  8. tbone

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    Any recommendations in Orange County of people that can do the cleft lift?
     
  9. tbone

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    Here are some updates:

    Dr Sullivan in San Diego is no longer there, Dr. Isho took over the practice. I am gonna go see him. He claims to have done the Cleft Lift before.

    Here's his info:

    Isho, Mayyas S, MD
    Mathew Isho MD
    550 Washington St Ste 821
    San Diego, CA 92103
    (619) 686-4011

    I have an appt on Tuesday. I am also seeing a plastic surgeon locally in a couple of weeks.
     
  10. Mr Tastic

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    Hey Everyone, I am new here, well here is my story, I had my first Pilonidal Cyst Drainage in Feb 07 at urgent care place which, then when it came back the refered me to a surgical office which handles Pilonidal Cyst, they went ahead and drained it again, basically left a 3 inch hole on my tailbone, boom 3 weeks later it was back so I had surgery in April and then about 40 days later about an inch below the tailbone right below where the crack starts the wound didnt close up and they couldnt staple it back up etc, so now 1 year + later I need to have a 2nd surgery to close it up since there is a folicle preventing it from closeing but lucky me last week I got a new Pilonidal Cyst on top of my open cut which I plan on getting drained tommorow, so I REALLY REALLY Need a great surgeon to work on the old and new Cyst and get this thing over finally, I live near Pasadena/ Los Angeles, also my last doc told me to do laser hair removal on the area once it healed to avoid future attacks, anyone tried that??? too Bad I never got the chance...Anyone can help I really appreciate it, If it matters I am 26???
     
  11. mobitsfa

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    I also recommend Dr. Tam Le. Pretty much explained below.

     
  12. Stoichkov

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    Does anyone have any good results with a cleft lip from a doctor in or near Los Angeles? Much appreciated.
     
  13. Stoichkov

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    cleft lift* my subconscious kicking in there...
     
  14. kittygirl

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    I had a cleft lift done by Stephen C. Wilson, M.D., F.A.C.S.
    General Surgery

    his office is located in Encinitas, California
    477 N El Camino Real, Suite B303
    Encinitas, CA 92024

    760-806-5660 Fax 760-753-8177

    He's a kinda quiet little guy, he doesn't call the surgery a cleft lift though oddly enough, he'll go into the description instead but it is correct, I'm not sure if he thinks of it more as the Bascom but anyhoo, he does a great job! You can also call him, you have to go through his receptionist first but he will then call you back in person, I had to do this since I had to wait a month for surgery so I forgot a few details, he answered all my questions. He also doesn't believe in open or closed, he doesn't think anyone should be using them anymore.
     
  15. Dr. Stephen Yoo

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    Hello.

    My name is Dr. Stephen Yoo, and I am a board certified colorectal surgeon in Beverly Hills/Los Angeles, working out of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

    Not being previously aware of pilonidal.org, I have had a few patients that had found me from this site. Out of curiosity, I had looked it up. This is such a wonderful forum for such a frustrating disease. Its great to have such amazing support and resources available.

    I personally use many of Dr. Bascom's techniques including pit picking and the cleft lift. I have even emailed and spoken to him on some of the more subtle points of his technique. He had invited me to come to Eugene and meet

    If there is anything that I can to do help, or questions that I can answer, feel free to email me: lacolonrectal@gmail.com.

    My office contact info:
    9400 Brighton Way #307
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
    310 273-2310

    You can find more information on me at:
    http://www.lacolon.com/our-doctors/stephen-yoo-md
    Or check me out on Yelp:
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/stephen-yoo-md-beverly-hills-3

    Good luck!
    Dr. Yoo
     
  16. Mainiac Mom

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    I am curious to know how your post-op have been and would you still recommend Dr. Cross. So you had the cyst removed? Do you know if he does cleft lift surgery? Thank you so much!
     
  17. Sdguerro

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    Hey kitty girl, I was referred to Dr Wilson by my primary care dr and I was just curious how your recovery time was? After some time has passed, would you still reccomend him? I'm a little nervous to be honest and his quiet demeanor didn't help ease my anxiety about this procedure so I'd love to know how your recovery went. Thanks!
     
  18. kittygirl

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    he's a good doctor, he's quiet but does a great job......I had some very minor complications, draining holes popping up and blisters but I don't blame Dr. Wilson for that, he tried with silver nitrate to get them to close up several times....he is one that believes in the wait and see how the silver nitrate method works with time though, if you have a bit of healing trouble for awhile, I would recommend seeing a wound care specialist to get the last of the healing done, I saw one after I switched insurances and that fixed it up in a month or two....

    but I don't blame Dr. Wilson for the complications, draining holes and blisters are something that can happen during the healing process, fluid gets built up then has to get back out in anybody sometimes....he did an excellent job with the surgery, he will answer your questions anytime, you just call the office, tell the staff your questions then he will call you back later in person, I even had a minor question before surgery on that day and he came down to see me to answer it....I know his quietness is kinda odd but he's just a bit of a quiet shy guy as I was told when I referred to him....also I love that he doesn't believe in closed or open surgeries, he doesn't think anyone should still be doing them, he made me feel much better after he said it....he will see you as long as you need him and his staff will work to fit you in if they can as soon as possible if you need to see him for something, he may give you the all clear after a bit but he will tell you can come back if you feel like something looks odd or whatnot....
     
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    Any recommendations for Riverside county area? Corona, Riverside, Loma Linda etc.
     
  20. FormalZac

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    Here is some research I did for us southern Californians. Won't be useful to everyone but I think it's worth the post. I applied for insurance today through Covered California and was offered too many plans!! I narrowed it down by the best deal and I was still stuck with 3 options! I then decided to check the list of doctors on here that work with pilonidal cysts and compare it to the network of doctors available on each plan I had left. There were absolutely ZERO matches for "SHARP (#1/premium)" and only ONE match for "ANTHEM BLUE CROSS" Here is a list of the doctors on this website I found for "HEALTH NET", the plan I selected. These doctors and the info after was copy and pasted from this website and was not altered in any way. I deleted doctors that did not show up on any of the three specific plans mentioned above, please view the original list under "find a surgeon" on this websites homepage.

    Stephen C Wilson 477 N El Camino Real, S Encinitas CA 92024 760-806-5660 yes (HEALTHNET)

    Gabriel Akopian 1560 S. Chevy Chase Dr Glendale CA 91206 (818)243-1135 yes yes (HEALTHNET) (ANTHEM BLUE CROSS)

    Peter Youn 14850 Los Gatos Blvd Los Gatos CA 95032 (408) 358-2868 yes (HEALTHNET)

    Jeffrey Sternber g 3838 California Ste 616 San Francisco CA 94118 (415) 668-0411 yes (HEALTHNET)

    Steven L Goldber g 2216 N. California St. St Stockton CA 95204 (209) 948-2001 yes (HEALTHNET)

    Fateh Entabi 1070 N. Cherry St. Tulare CA 93274 (559) 412-5533 yes (HEALTHNET)

    Jeremy Schweitzer Anacapa Sur gical 3170 Loma Vista Rd SuitVentura CA 93001 (805) 641-4431 yes (HEALTHNET)
     

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