Pennsylvania Surgeons

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  1. talex17

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    Update

    Saw Dr. Rosengart ....(I actually can't remember when) about 8-9 months ago. I suffered with this cyst for 6 years and he fixed it in 15 minutes. I have completely forgotten about it.No draining, soreness,scars or anything! Do yourself a favor and see him. I see some people are STILL getting that surgery that is a giant mess and painful...with a huge chunk of your back taken out which takes 2 months to heal and needs packing constantly!! WHY? I had about the worst case Rosie ever saw, and I was done in 2 office visits with NO PAIN ! Do yourself a favor and see him. Great guy too!
     
  2. Jaredsmom

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    I agree with Talex! Dr. Rosengart is a superb surgeon! You won't find better!!!

    My son had a cleft lift done by him 2 years ago, and is STILL pilonidal free!
     
  3. Needasurgeon

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    We have an appointment with Dr. Rosengart for the end of this month, and will be travelling from the Toronto area. I found out about him through this site, so thank you!
     
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    Question about Dr. Rosengart

    Hi,

    Just a quick question for you all, is Dr. Rosengart's first name Matt/Matthew?

    PLEASE say yes, as my insurance would actually COVER him if it is! :)

    Thanks!!
     
  5. IrishOats

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    Yep, that is indeed his first name! :)

    Although I live very far away from PA, I've discussed my case with him and he is super nice and knowledgeable. Good luck!
     
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    Rosengart Billing Question

    To anybody who's had experience with Dr. Rosengart's office-
    Where did his billing come from? I'm mostly covered with insurance if it comes from the physicians' office but coverage is different for bills from the hospital. I've talked to everybody I can (receptionist, billing, pricing, insurance co, Dr., etc.) and the conclusion is that you can't know about where the billing will come from or what the costs will be until after the fact. If you've had the pit-picking procedure here, where were the bills from and what did it cost?
     
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    It looks like I have a cyst, so I'm looking for a doctor. I will probably want to get an excision, maybe a cleft lift (mine is deep) as I only have health insurance from January-May.

    I live in PA. Dr. Harry Caplan would be closer, but it looks like Dr. Rosengart is amazing. Has anyone else had experience with Dr. Caplan? Dr. Rosengart would be quite a hike (5+ hours) but I'm willing to do it to decrease the odds of recurrence and make the healing process as quick as possible.
     
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    Sorry, I meant Dr. Howard Caplan!
     
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    I am one week out from a cleft lift procedure with Dr. Matthew Rosengart at UPMC in Pittsburgh. This was my third surgery in less than a year to remove my pilonidal (I previously had two nightmarish procedures, closed and open excisions with a different surgeon and spent 3 months under the care of a wound center).

    I cannot express how grateful I am to have found Dr. Rosengart. Though I had to travel 3 hours to his office, it was well worth the time. During my initial appointment with him he told me that the treatment of pilonidal cysts compromises 60% of his entire practice. Clearly, he knows what he's doing. He also said that there is only a 10% chance of the pilonidal reoccurring after a cleft lift.

    I woke up in more pain after the cleft lift than with my other procedures but Dr. Rosengart assured me that the pain would subside in a few days. Sure enough, it did. Only one week out, I am back to work (at a desk job) and the incision is healing beautifully.

    I go back to Dr. Rosengart for a follow up appointment in a week and a half. I am hopefully that this will be the end of my 6 year battle with my pilonidal cyst.

    If you have a pilonidal cyst and have never had it treated, please, do you your research and go to the best doctor first. Don't think that you can go to any joe schmo surgeon and have it expertly and permanently removed. I learned my lesson. If you're in Pennsylvania or Ohio, or willing to travel, give Dr. Rosengart a call. You won't regret it.
     
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    Is Dr. Rosengarts email on the previous page still relevent? Contacting him about getting my cyst finally removed. Emailed to that address and called some number but could not get a hold of yet. Look forward to getting it removed with him!
     
  11. canon737

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    Set up my appointment today with his secretary... Very nice and helpful! My appointment is late September, first opening. But I am on a cancelled appointment list to get in sooner if any openings come up.

    Thanks for all the information everybody! Makes me feel much better going to somebody as highly regarded as Dr. Rosengart.
     
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    I just got bumped up to August 29th! Thank goodness. It has been getting worse, the closer the better!
     
  13. canon737

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    Just got the pit-picking done this past Monday by Dr. Rosengart. Hopefully recovery is good and no more pilonidal!
     
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    Had a pit picking done with Dr. Rosengart and it was fantastic.

    I need it done again and inquired about Dr. Rombeau--apparently he no longer works at Temple Hospital and I can't find where he went to. So he should be taken off the list. I will probably go back to Dr. Rosengart despite the drive, he was incredibly nice.
     
  15. PhilaLawStudent

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    I just had a cleft lift (I think) with Dr. Caplan. He was really nice, although I think he is more brief now that he's been doing these a lot. He said he's done about 150, and only had 3 recurrences.

    I am laying in bed with some kind of tape over the wound. I am supposed to see him Tuesday (my surgery was Thursday) so he can remove the tape and let me know how it is going. I was in quite a bit of pain but I decided against taking the pain medication so my stomach would stay normal.

    I'll let you know how it goes! So far, so good! I just hope I'm ready to go by the 9th, when I'm supposed to start school back up.
     
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    Dr. Caplan was great. I had my Cleft Lift on the 22nd of December and I am sitting fine, walking fine, laying down fine. Once the tape was gone it took me roughly 30 minutes to get used to the feeling. Of course I take it easy when i sit on hard chairs but its doable without to much pressure on the post surgical spot. I just finished my antibiotics and feel great. I have one more appointment to make sure everything is good and i'm hopefully done with this forever.
     
  17. dr2020

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    Hi Bear429, may I ask what Dr. Caplan charged for the procedure, and did your insurance company cover the operation?
     
  18. PhilaLawStudent

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    Dr. Caplan charged somewhere in the neighborhood of $3,500-$4,000 when everything was said and done. My insurance did cover it (Aetna of some sort) and I ended up paying approximately $300, plus $50 or so for each of the 2 follow ups. I think the whole shebang cost me around $500 after prescriptions and whatnot.

    Still cyst free, 11 months later! It takes getting used to that part of your body looking different, but I am very pleased. Looking back, I found Dr. Caplan to not be the nicest guy (especially if you're not great with pain) but he gets the job done for sure.
     
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    Thanks for your quick reply. :)
     
  20. Holly

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    Thanks to you, I had an appointment with Dr. Rosengart yesterday. I must say it was well worth the 400 mile drive for his bedside manner and professionalism alone! I had only set up a consult with him, but he was nice enough to come in early to perform an unscheduled pitpicking the next morning Hope this works. He' a great guy either way!
     

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