Wisconsin Surgeons

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  1. Kim72403

    Kim72403 New Member

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    Wisconsin - North East

    Dr. Scott L. Ruggles, M.D.
    Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Board Certified
    2353 S. Ridge Rd.
    Suite 3
    Green Bay, WI 54153
    (920) 494-9685

    He is an excelent surgon! I was very nervous at first but him and his staf were nice and answered all my questions. They explained everything before surgery and wile they were doing it. He even has a sence of humor. A good guy! If you have any specific questions you would like to ask me feel free to e-mail me and ill try to help as much as I can.
     
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    I am very interested in this surgeon! I live in northern wis. Where are from?
     
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    I did not have a good experience with these surgeons at all.
    They were only interested in complete Excision surgery .
    I Told them I didn't want that and they refused to try anything else.
    Would not even prescribe me antibiotics after I ask them to, after going in and paying for two different office visit with both surgeons cause DR Falk told me to see if his associate would be willing to try something new cause DR. Falk wasn't willing to.
    In the end I went to the ER and they gave me some antibiotics and it went away for a year.
    I felt like they just wanted my money and could have cared less about me the patient.
    Will never consider them for anything ever again, It was a very frustrating time for me.
     
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    Evergreen Surgical
    719 West Hamilton Avenue
    Eau Claire, WI 54701-693
    Office number 715-832-1044
    Dr. Steven C. Immerman

    Does pit picking , cleft lift , and maybe more ,I don't know. Should be on the find a doctor list.

    Great doctor and staff HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
    Just had mine done couldn't be happier and hope it stays gone forever, finally found someone in wisconsin that would do something other than complete Excision surgery left open to heal.
     
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    I'm from Illinois but I made the trek up to Eau Claire, WI to see Dr. Immerman. I can't say enough nice things about him, his staff and the surgery center where I had the procedure. I'm over three and a half months post-op and my cleft lift is doing awesome. I brag about my new (cyst-free) butt. He saw me in the morning for the evaluative appointment and mapped out what needed to happen. We went down the road to the surgery center where I had the procedure and was discharged by the late afternoon. His office staff is very friendly and accessible by phone or email for any questions and the staff at the surgery center went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable with the process from beginning to end. It was daunting after reading the horror stories in some of these forums but I can't begin to express how relieved I am it was done by someone who knew exactly what he was doing, on the same day I saw him and with such incredible results.

    Contact info:
    Dr. Steven Immerman, Evergreen Surgical
    719 West Hamilton Avenue
    Eau Claire, WI 54701
    715-832-1044
     
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    Dr. Immerman did my cleft lift about 6 years ago. I had a very good experience with the staff and procedure itself. I drove from michigan and it was well worth the drive.
     
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    pilonguy, I live in NE WI and am looking at getting the Cleft Lift as well.. Have you had an reoccurences at all?
     
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    SchleyU, I had an extremely complicated pilonidal situation, and was 100% satisfied with the results I've gotten from dr immerman... No recurrences at all, and it's been almost 3 years since the operation.
     
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    Andrea Nicole, I know my situation isn't much different from anyone else's, but it's refreshing to hear that others have received positive experiences from a doctor in state! Thank you! It's greatly appreciated!
     
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    Just found out somehow my insurance wasn't in network for Dr. Immerman, though they were contracted through insurance company but not my plan.. :(

    ** GOOD NEWS **
    I just found out that Dr. Christopher Smith is in network for me and listed on the recommended surgeon list. Does anyone know who recommended him? I'm just looking to get some background on him if there is any.
     
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    I had Dr. Smith do my cleft lift surgery last year and too say the least it didn't go as well as I thought it was going to. After it failed he tried to send me to a plastic surgeon, which I didn't even go see. I went straight to Dr. Immerman and he is confident he can fix me for good, surgery date set for may 2015. It sounds like there isn't much you can do because of insurance issues so I think Smith would be your best choice unless you live near chicago, there are a couple surgeons there that do the cleft lift.
     
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    Thanks for the reply, Yorkville. Not exactly what I was hoping to hear, but thank you for the input!
     
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    I just wanted to post here to speak very highly of Dr. Immerman in Eau Claire. He did a cleft lift on our son when there was no ability to cure his polinidal wounds after surgery, wound care and a very long course of treatment in the Illinois area. So worth the drive. He certainly was the only one that seemed able to help our son!

    Contact info:
    Dr. Steven Immerman, Evergreen Surgical
    719 West Hamilton Avenue
    Eau Claire, WI 54701
    715-832-1044
     
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    Just got my son home to Western MN on weds. He saw Dr immerman. Dr. I consulted with us via email and after the first failed surgery 8years ago I will say Dr. I is the best, the hospital was awesome and they really care. Highly recommend him. He is so very approachable and takes time to answer questions and reassure his patients. They even sent an get well card to my son. We are very pleased!!!
     
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    Dr. Immerman with Evergreen Surgical in Eau Claire, Wisconsin is wonderful!! I wholeheartedly agree with the other posts here!

    My 19 year old son has been dealing with a pilonidal cyst for the last year and a half. He had a surgery here in Waco, Texas in August 2015 which removed the cyst - however, the incision popped open 2 weeks later and we spent 3 months packing an open wound, trying to get it to heal. Then, in December, 2015, we once again had surgery with the same surgeon who said he dealt with pilonidals all the time - again this one reopened. I know my son was tired of his mom having to pack wounds on his backside and this was keeping him from enjoying his freshman year at college - good thing he was at the community college here locally - I don't know who would have packed his wound for 3 months if he had been away at school. I started researching on the internet and somehow I came across Dr. Immerman in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. His website, www.pilonidal.net, had so much information and I knew I had found someone who totally understood what we were going through. He was even on our United Healthcare plan, so he would be in network. I still wondered about flying all the way to Wisconsin, so I checked with the doctors office here and asked about cleft lift surgeons closer to home. They gave me a referral to a plastic surgeon - when we got there, he did cleft LIPS NOT cleft LIFTS. That made our decision for us - our family discussed the situation and we decided to take the leap of faith and travel to Eau Claire from Waco, Texas to have a 3rd surgery during my son's Christmas break from school. I contacted Dr. Immerman's office via the link on the website. His office staff was so helpful! They are used to dealing with out of town patients, so they made the process so easy. In mid-December, my son and I met with Dr. Immerman Monday morning - his confidence and easy manner made both of so comfortable and confident that we had made the right decision. My son had surgery that afternoon. We spent the week in a hotel in Eau Claire and went back to Dr. Immerman on Friday morning to get the drain removed. (Added bonus - these Texans got to enjoy some Wisconsin snow while we were there! It was beautiful!)

    He is 4 weeks post op - the incision is healing beautifully - no drainage, no bandages, a smooth scar (no bumps or gaps like his previous surgeries), the scar down low is off to the side rather than on the midline so there is no pressure to try to keep reopening it like his previous wounds. He is able to sit normally for the first time in a year and a half. We are ecstatic! We are so thankful for Dr. Immerman and his staff - in my opinion, they are miracle workers!
     

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