Indiana Surgeons

#1
Bloomington, Indiana

I was scared to death and I had never had surgery before I went to this Doctor who explained everything to me and had done many surgerys of this type before and I asked him how many have came back with the same problem he said NONE. These are some of the questions you must ask the doctor dont be shy.

Dr. James Bradly Ray (General Surgeon) is his name he is the best would go back again in a heart beet.




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#2
I'd like to suggest Dr Nadine Floyd in Fort Wayne, IN. She was a second opinion for me, and basically told me everything I neede to know, answered all my questions, told me my options and what her opinion was. Didnt force anything onto me. Very open and frank, down to business. Did a great job with the incision, only taking what needed to be taken. Very good experience!
 
#3
Bloomington, Indiana

I was scared to death and I had never had surgery before I went to this Doctor who explained everything to me and had done many surgerys of this type before and I asked him how many have came back with the same problem he said NONE. These are some of the questions you must ask the doctor dont be shy.

Dr. James Bradly Ray (General Surgeon) is his name he is the best would go back again in a heart beet.




God Bless USA
Thanks for your post. I am considering surgery. Can I ask if this doctor offered closed wound options or did you have the open wound healing? Thanks!
 
#4
I'd like to suggest Dr Nadine Floyd in Fort Wayne, IN. She was a second opinion for me, and basically told me everything I neede to know, answered all my questions, told me my options and what her opinion was. Didnt force anything onto me. Very open and frank, down to business. Did a great job with the incision, only taking what needed to be taken. Very good experience!
Thanks for your post. I have seen another member posting extremely helpfully also about this doctor, noting an open wound path. Did she offer closed wound as an option? Thanks!
 
#5
Indianapolis, In I will highly recommend Dr Baughman at Community North. He is very experienced with Cleft Lifts, he is awesome with patients, his staff is exceptional. My son had the surgery two weeks ago and has not had a single problem since.
 
#6
any updates on how is your son doing worried mama and any possible problems with the surgery. I might consider dr baughman but something weird I saw was he isn't board certified he is just licensed. any info would help. thanks
 
#7
any updates on how is your son doing worried mama and any possible problems with the surgery. I might consider dr baughman but something weird I saw was he isn't board certified he is just licensed. any info would help. thanks
Hello,
My son is still doing great. He has gone back to work and is not taking any pain medications. His surgery was at the end of October and it seemed like maybe a week and a half of being laid up in bed and being uncomfortable afterwards. His incision has healed up fine and has not had any complications. I can not speak highly enough about Dr Baughman. He really knows what he is doing and I would reccomend him to anybody suffering from this disease. We saw 4 or 5 doctors before finding Dr Baughman and I am so so glad we kept looking. You could make an appt w/ him just to talk and see what you think. I dont remember anything about the board certification but I trust him and my son trusts him too. He helped him get rid of this pain and I think we are done with this problem for good! Best of luck to you, I know it is scary but there is hope! Write me back anytime if you think of any more questions.
 
#11
I met with Dr. Baughman the 21st and am scheduled for surgery the 28th.

The consultation was fantastic. They had me in within minutes of signing in and there was nearly no wait time. Meeting Dr. Baughman was an absolute pleasure! He has a ton of passion and dedication for his patients with pilonidal cyst disease. He will walk you through step-by-step the entire procedure and what to expect.

He indicated to me that he performs the Bascom Cleft Lift by the book and was really passionate about it. He's had many successful surgeries and has even taught the procedure to other surgeons in Indiana. Dr. Baughman recommends the cleft lift as a first response surgery -- not a second, third, or later procedure, but of course will perform it in those cases as well. He'll also take some pictures of your cyst area so he can show you in-depth what exactly the problem is and what he will do. It was nice getting this super-focused attention which lacked from my prior surgeon/surgery. He also drew a small diagram explaining the pits found in my cleft region and the surgical procedure itself.I got a quick snap of his drawing. It makes more sense when he's there explaining it to you :) At the end of the consultation, I was given two prescriptions for antibiotics to be started 3 days before the surgery. I feel totally confident going into my surgery this Wednesday.
 
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#12
My son has been suffering with this for a while. He had the surgery back in October 2017 and we were back at the ER last night for another emergency lancing. He had already gone back to his surgeon the day before and was put on Keflex. I am wondering if this is normal to have it come back so quickly and with such severity. We are in Indy so I am not sure if we need to seek a second opinion before he has surgery again or if this frequency and severity is normal?
 

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#13
My son has been suffering with this for a while. He had the surgery back in October 2017 and we were back at the ER last night for another emergency lancing. He had already gone back to his surgeon the day before and was put on Keflex. I am wondering if this is normal to have it come back so quickly and with such severity. We are in Indy so I am not sure if we need to seek a second opinion before he has surgery again or if this frequency and severity is normal?
You absolutely need a second opinion. There are moms on here for years and years still trying to get the problem fixed because they went along with whatever the first surgeon said. Look into cleft lift and travel if you have to in order to see someone with a lot of experience.
 
#14
My son has been suffering with this for a while. He had the surgery back in October 2017 and we were back at the ER last night for another emergency lancing. He had already gone back to his surgeon the day before and was put on Keflex. I am wondering if this is normal to have it come back so quickly and with such severity. We are in Indy so I am not sure if we need to seek a second opinion before he has surgery again or if this frequency and severity is normal?
My first surgery was Sept 22 and it came back late in January. I'm getting it taken care of for good with Dr. Baughman at Community North Surgery in Indianapolis. Def seek a second opinion!
 
#15
Congrats on the positive experience miller34. Do let us know how everything goes, for me Indy is much closer than the Chicago doctor that I had sourced.
 
#16
Congrats on the positive experience miller34. Do let us know how everything goes, for me Indy is much closer than the Chicago doctor that I had sourced.
1st day post operation

The surgery went great. Dr. Baughman is passionate about what he does and knows what he is doing! He had to cut higher than expected as the track went further north than he expected. As I sit up typing this my pain is minimal and I have yet to take my Norco.

My drain tube is great and easy to manage. This morning I emptied 20ml from it and should be able to remove the tube within a week as long as the draining slows. This surgery went much better than my previous surgery. The entire staff was exceptional from beginning to end I can't recommend them highly enough.

I did get a little nauseous when I got home -- the drive was 2.5 hours -- and had two things of yogurt which cleared it right up. Let me know if you have any questions!
 
#18
It wasn’t bad. I sat the whole ride on a coccyx pillow. I let the pain nurse know we have a long drive and so she made sure I had enough meds to last the drive. We had to stop and grab a bite to eat to calm some nausea down, but was fine after that. Be sure to let whoever is in charge of your pain management know you have a long ride and you’ll be fine!
 
#19
My first surgery was Sept 22 and it came back late in January. I'm getting it taken care of for good with Dr. Baughman at Community North Surgery in Indianapolis. Def seek a second opinion!
Thanks- he followed up with his original surgeon today, but has an appointment with Dr. Baughman on the 20th. We are looking forward to the second opinion because we aren't too impressed with this guy.