Discussion in 'Surgeon Hall of Fame' started by Anonymous, Apr 22, 2004.
I live in the Kansas City area and I am looking for a surgeon.
I used to live in KC, (I had mine done here in Virginia where I now live). I graduated with a girl in High School 3 years go who has a father who is a very good C&R surgeon, very nice man as well. His name is Bruce D. Graham : Try this link - https://www.saintlukeshealthsystem....SPACE][SPACE][SPACE][SPACE][SPACE][SPACE]3620
Surgeon in the St. Louis MO area
I have to have surgery for a reoccuring abscess in December, but I'm not sure who to use. It's come back twice and I've been recommended to get the entire area cut and not sewn back up. If anyone knows any in St. Louis I'd appreciate it.
Suiren, I too am in STL. My cyst has just again, after 3 years, become infected. I had it lanced Saturday by my Primary, and he referred me to a to a female surgeon Dr Deborah Dowden her # is 314-355-0270.She is located @ 11155 Dunn Rd #112N STL 63136. I have not met with her yet. Mind you I never knew this site existed until I was trying to research other Dr's in our area. I am SO thankful I stumbled on it!
If you would like to chat, I would be happy to.
If you come across anyone else you may find suitable I would love to hear your recommendations.
Kansas City Area???
I've had problems with this off and on for the past 6 years. Currently there is a small opening that drains and swells on occasion. My wound care dr. and the colon rectal dr. say nothing is wrong and to wait until it heals. Does anyone know of dr.'s associated with Bascom in the Kansas City area? Is there a way to get contact info for Bascom?
The following surgeons have requested info from Bascom on his techniques. I have no other infomormation on them...
1040 North Mason Road
St. Louis MO 63141
Charles E. Van Houden
505 S. Plummer
Chanute, KS 66720
Columbus General Surgery
4508 38th St Suite 141
Columbus NE 68601
Don't know if he's associated with Bascom, but I just had my cyst removed 2 weeks ago and my Dr.'s name was Garrett Marr. I had it done at St. Joseph's and so far, have been happy (well, as happy as you can be considering the circumstances) with it. I know he has offices at St. Joseph's, one in Lee's Summit, and I think one in Blue Springs. Hope this helps, good luck!
I too found out about the site after I had recurrent problems with closed excision surgery from the same doctor. So, I came here to look for a new doctor. I am using a Colon/Rectal surgeon named Mendelow right now. He is at Mo Baptist. There were only a handful of colon/rectal surgeons in my HMO in the saint louis region. Anyway, My open-wound surgery is in a few days so i will find out how well he works out...
I've been dealing with my wound opening and closing for the past 2 years and I went to see Bruce Graham. I have to be honest, I didnt like the man. My appointment was about 5 minutes in length, I didnt get any of my questions answered and he told me to loose weight, there was no cyst (which he could tell by looking at it!!!) put some Aloe or Vitamin E cream on it and that my wound was just superficial.
I guess it just showed me that I have to judge a book by my own opinion, not someone else's.
If someone else knows of a good surgeon in Kansas City, please let me know. Thanks
I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Allen B. Jetmore. I went to see him on July 12th, & got in for surgery the very next day, July 13th (very luckily, I must say). The surgery went very well and I have had no problems since. =] He is an excellent surgeon and he is also very nice.
I saw Dr. Jetmoore for about 6 months. He always treated my wound with silver nitrate and it never got any better, just more painful.
I started going to the Wound Care Center at North Kansas City Hospital in Kansas City Missouri. Dr. Michael Nelson is an ER surgeon who works in the Wound Care center. He got my wound to heal in just a couple of weeks. He even gave me extra samples of medicine to keep on hand in case there's ever any splitting that occurs. I go back to see him whenever a split in the wound occurs and lasts for more than week. He always takes care of it and makes sure I have plenty of the right medicine to heal the splits.
I know it may not sound too encouraging that I keepo having my woud area split open. But after having 4 surgeries in 2.5 years and 15 cysts removed that area of my body will always be pretty weak and susceptible to splitting.
I have an appointment with Dr. Van Houden on Aug. 9th. I will let you all know how it goes.
Re: Kansas City Area
I had mine removed by Dr. George Pierce at KU Med. This was 6 yrs ago, so I'm not sure if he's still there, but he was awesome and I've been told by several drs that the scar is really nice.
I went to see Dr. Charles Van Houden in Chanute, KS and he was great. He recommended that I have a pit removed and he did it right there in the office. No pain, not sure if it is going to work yet, but at least I am pain free.
Great St. Louis Surgeon at Barnes Jewish Hospital
I had my surgery done last May by Dr. Matthew Mutch, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He's a specialist in colon and rectal surgery, and did an awesome job. I had the excision and the open wound, and it actually took about 10+ weeks to heal, because it healed over around 6 weeks and left some cavities, which opened back up and set me back a few weeks. (It's only supposed to take around 8 weeks.)
I definitely recommend the surgery, even though it's pretty awful. Really only the first two weeks are bad, and then you almost forgot about the wad of gauze stuck in your butt, lol. After the first two weeks, the pain level pretty much disappears. But those first two weeks are the worst!
So if you're in Missouri, even if you're two hours away from St. Louis like me, I would highly recommend Dr. Mutch and/or Barnes Jewish. Barnes is one of the best hospitals in the country.
P.S. You don't have to be Jewish to go to Barnes Jewish, lol, just in case you didn't know...
I went to Barnes as well, but I was told by a surgeon there (a lawyer in my office is married to a surgeon at Barnes) to go to a Dr. Buckman or one of the surgeons in his group.
I saw Dr. Freeman after my first flare up had drained on its own, and then he lanced the second flare up and recommended surgery.
Dr. Mazuski scheduled the surgery, and Dr. Kirby performed it. ALL of the surgeons in this group are amazingly kind, knowledgeable, and willing to answer any/all questions. They've had much success with these, and they are so very helpful and calming.
Barnes is, in fact, one of the best hospitals in the U.S., and although it is huge & often for normal appointments you have to wait quite a while in the waiting room, they ALWAYS schedule you as soon as possible because they don't want you in pain any longer than necessary, and the people who work there are awesome.
(314)362-1300 I believe, is the number for the group of surgeons I saw, but you can check online as well.
Would like to know if anyone in or around Saint Louis can give me information on a doctor you know does the cleft lift procedure? None of the above posts specified what procedurs the doctors performed.
I was curious if you ever found a surgeon that does the cleft lift. I have had Pilonidal disease for about 5 years and was told this weekend I really should have surgery. I have an appointment scheduled next Monday with Dr. David Schuval, I found his name on this website. After looking over everything it seems like this is the best procedure.
I have not found any that specifically do the cleft lift yet. I am with a woman doctor thru Mercy now, and I like her. due to a lack of insurance, and a lack of problems with this area recently I've decided to postpone any surgery. She told me that there are many different things she can do, but when I am ready I can quit smoking and 6 Weeks after that she will take the 2ND teach I have out and put a drain in, and I'll see her once a week until it heals. Even tho it isn't a cleft lift her plan sounds much better then the last doctors I went to. So I'll let you know if I do find a cleft lift surgeon tho.
What exactly is the procedure that your doctor would do? I didn't quite understand what she would be taking out and putting in, sorry. My back has actually gotten much better and I'm not sure if I would have the surgery now. Honestly I would like to try something less invasive before I decided on surgery. The only thing I have had done is a lancing like 4 years ago and now it opens up on its own. I am still going to meet with the surgeon on Monday though. Thanks for getting back with me!
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