I just met Dr. James Marino from East Hartford CT. I got his name an number from the pdf you can download on this site. He was wonderful. He is very conservative and minimally invasive. He's actually adapted the Trephine and cleft surgeries to be able to potentially close them after surgery and has good success. I had an abscess that wouldn't heal even 3 weeks after draining. He was able to remove the foreign object from the abscess and I'm healing now. The option for surgery I was given from the General surgeon in Vermont was to do the traditional opening and packing for two months with gauze. I am hoping to continue to work with Dr Marino if I need further treatment. I would highly recommend traveling to see him and also getting information about his research. Also before you go to an ER or doctor to get an abscess lanced research about a non-midline cut. Good luck!