Cleft Lift Surgery

Discussion in 'Pilonidal Discussions' started by csanch11, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. csanch11

    csanch11 New Member

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    Hey everyone, I'm planning on getting a surgery for my Pilonidal cyst. I've been reading some people's experience with this surgery and all of them haven't had any re-occurance in years, which really gets my hopes up. It just sucks that I have to deal with this type of disease but I try to stay positive. I currently live in Hawaii and don't know any surgeons who performs a cleft lift surgery. Anybody here knows of such doctor in Hawaii,?
     
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    ellysparkles Very Helpful

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    It doesn't look like any previous members who have had the cleft lift are from Hawaii. You can probably contact Dr. Bascom's office and speak to Michele (or her email is mjones@nwsurgical.org). She'll probably be able to give you some names of drs who they've had inquires/training on the procedure. If they don't have anyone, make appts with some drs around your area. You can start with colon/rectal surgeons, go to general surgeons or even some plastic surgeons.
     
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    Where is Dr. Bascom located? Yes I'm seeing a general surgeon soon and following up on my family physician. I'll ask them if they know any doctors in Hawaii who performs the cleft lift.
     
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    Also have you had the cleft lift surgery done yourself?
     
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    Dr. T Bascom is located in Eugene, Oregon. His father is the surgeon who modified the Karydakis flap to make the (Bascom) Cleft Lift. Yes, I had the cleft lift and it was done by Dr. Bascom in Oregon. I live in the southern US and didn't have anyone in my city to do the surgery. I would have had to travel to a cleft lift dr anyways, so I contacted Dr. Bascom's office and went from there.
     

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