Recent content by Ann Haas

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    Laser procedure or Endoscopic removal - Australia based

    Thanks! I was just looking at another feed that you reported the doctor's name and location. It looks like we have a few feeds going about new procedure using laser treatment. I will read all the responses and then get back if I have further questions. Again, thanks
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    Laser procedure or Endoscopic removal - Australia based

    IndyDad, Who is your doctor that performed the laser treatment for pilonidal treatment and where is he located? Thanks
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    2nd cyst, got turned away at the ER and really scared

    Yes, as soon as the cyst ruptures you will feel instant relief. I have put 4x4 gauze pad over area, tucked heating pad in yoga pants, and slept with heat all night to get my cyst to drain. I know I need surgical removal, but have put it off. With each reoccurrence, I tell myself now is the...
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    Colorado Surgeons

    Hi DanAub, I was wondering what your plans are for treatment since Dr Audet does not seem available for any procedures dealing with Pilonidal disease. I am considering consult with Dr Schatz mentioned in this feed since she is local CO or taking the plunge and traveling to Dr Immerman in Eau Claire.
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    Cleft Lift Surgeons - USA

    Hi DanAub, Have you had any success finding any Colorado surgeons who do cleft lift? I'm considering going to Immerman in Wisconsin or Bascom in Oregon
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    Colorado Surgeons

    Hi ps_in_co I was just wondering if you had any re-occurrence of pilonidal problems since you saw Dr Audet in 2014.
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    Have the appointment with Dr. Bascom tomorrow.

    Hi Lillaixi, Did you have the cleft lift with Dr Bascom? If so, how are you doing? I live in Colorado and hope to get a consult next month. I have had this problem for several years with spontaneous draining. I'm just sick of dealing with the disease because it goes into remission, but only to...
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    Cleft Lift Surgeons - USA

    Hi Sasha, I was wondering if there is a reason that Dr Audet (Colorado) is no longer on the list of surgeons doing pit picking and/or cleft lift. My condition has been in remission for a few years, but has now returned. I see that Dr Elisa Birnbaum has been added, but I can't find any patient...
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    Colorado Surgeons

    Hi ps_in_co I realize that it has been a few years since your surgery with Dr Audet, but I was wondering if you had any recurrences. I noticed that Dr Audet is no longer on the lists of doctors. My pilonidal has been in remission for few years, but has come back with a vengeance in Nov. 2018...
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    Colorado Surgeons

    Hi COGirl, I was wondering if you ever had the pilonidal surgery with Dr Audet? My cyst went into remission with no flare ups for a few years, but now has come back with a vengeance. I was hoping that my immune system was keeping it in check. Unfortunately, it's back again. I noticed that Dr...
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    Any advice/info on pit picking VS Cleft lift?

    Hi 90jenam, Have you decided on a surgeon and whether to go with the procedure of pit picking or cleft lift? I am searching out doctors in Colorado, but the selection on Hall of Fame is limited. As soon as I think I'm free from this nasty affliction, then I start to feel soreness and swelling...
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    Cleft Lift Surgeons - USA

    The colorectal surgeon Dr Elisa Birnbaum (Colorado) is on the list for doctors performing Cleft Lift. I don't see any post by anyone using her and having successful Cleft Lift surgery? Please post if you have been treated by Dr Birnbaum and what procedure was done.
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    Colorado Surgeons

    COGirl, I recently read your post about Dr Sun in Parker and had a similar experience with his office staff. First , Receptionist claimed she would submit insurance but would not follow up with their approval and payment. Although, I would be fully responsible for all charges not covered by ins...
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    Just diagnosed - mid 40's, and lots of questions

    JustDucky, I have scheduled a consultation with Dr Sun due to your positive experience with his treatment and procedure. You have not posted updates since surgery so I was wondering about your pilonidal 6 month progress report. I have also considered Dr Audet but members post limited...
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    Colorado Surgeons

    I am looking for a surgeon in Denver area so have been reading your threaded discussions with great interest. Did you consult with any other Denver surgeons before choosing Dr. Schatz, such as Susan Sagambati?
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