California (Southern) Surgeons

#21
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

Internship
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ



4760 W Sunset Blvd , Los Angeles , CA 90027
(323) 783-4011
 
#23
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.
 
#24
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!
 
#25
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.
 
#26
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!
 
#27
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!
 
#29
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.
 
#30
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???
 
#31
I also recommend Dr. Tam Le. Pretty much explained below.

Anonymous;5720 said:
I STRONGLY recommend a surgeon by the name of Dr. Tam H. Le, MD, FICS, FACS, FASCRS

He specializes in the following:
- general surgery
- colon & rectal surgery
- laparoscopic surgery
- gastrointestinal surgery
- endoscopy

He has 2 offices that I know of off the top of my head... one is in Orange (I want to say at UCI maybe?) and one in Fountain Valley (where I went to). I believe he also works out of the Kaiser Hospital off of Lakeview in Anaheim Hills, but I may be wrong about that.

His office number in Fountain Valley, CA is 714.593.5356.

He is an EXCELLENT surgeon... he made sure that I was as positively comfortable as I could possibly get, giving me much stronger and needed medications than I could get from any other doctor, saw me on short notices when I needed, and, get this, he even gave me his cell phone number to call him whenever I had a question, concern, or needed a medication refill!

He is also a terrific guy! He's funny as hell and has an awesome sense of humor.

He is one of those few doctors out there in this world that takes complete pride in his work and he is a humanitarian, making sure I was in NO pain and comfortable.

I believe he also speaks Vietnamese for those looking for someone who speaks it.

E-mail me at JSNelson82@hotmail.com for any other questions regarding him.

Good luck!
 
#34
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.
 
#35
Hi Everyone,

I am new to this blog. Could some one suggest me the best kaiser Surgeons in southern California region.
I am residing in Torrance but few miles from Torrance and Surgeons in Los Angles are fine too. I am only looking for kaiser surgeons as i have Kaiser insurance.Please help.

Thanks,
Sam
 
#36
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
 
#37
Riverside County, CA

The surgeon who removed my cyst is a general and c/r surgeon. He is board certified. His name is Dr. Michael Cross and he has offices in Corona and Wildomar. He did my surgery at Corona Regional Medical Center. He's a really great guy and very nice. He's really caring and sympathetic towards his patients, probably because most of them are cancer patients. So he knows what it means to be sensitive and understanding. He made sure my wounds closed perfectly by using silver nitrate and a special gel. He's not much for words though, (he's shy) so you have to ask a lot of questions. (don't tell him i said that)[:I]My mom asked him how experienced he is with this type of surgery and he said he does "several a year".[^^] Personally, I think he did a fantastic job.[:8)] I even sent him a nice "thank you" card for all his help. If you live in this area, pleeeeaaase go see him. I don't regret it.:)
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!
 
#38
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.
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!
 

kittygirl

Very Helpful
#39
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!
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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