cleft lift

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    Dr. Immerman - Surgery 11/26/19

    My son (16) had the cleft lift surgery performed by Dr. Immerman today. Speaking from a mom's perspective, I can say without a doubt, Dr. Immerman is the correct surgeon if you decide to go with the cleft lift procedure. He was kind, thorough in his explanation, and comforting during a time of...
  2. M

    Anyone familiar with Langley Surgical?

    Found a center which does cleft lift in Vancouver, BC, Canada, called langley surgical. Anyone familiar with these doctors and if they are good at it? I'd prefer to not travel to states since it incurs high costs.
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    Cleft Lift 11/12/19 - Recovery Log

    Hello everyone. I thought I would start a log to help others who may be going through this. Background: I think I am lucky because my background with pilonidal cysts is extremely minimal. A tiny lump was discovered under the skin to the left of my tailbone about four years ago. You can't see it...
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    Cleft Lift -- return to work questions

    Hey there. Minimal background: I became aware of some tailbone pain close to 10 years ago. I think there was a bump at the time but it went away and I had no problems for a long time. A year or two ago, I started to notice blood when wiping, and then hole(s) in my buttcrack. I have what Dr...
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    Cleft Lift Cost?

    Hey all- just wondering what folks have paid for the cleft lift operation. I had open excision 5 years ago and have experienced on and off wound re-opening every few months since then so I finally contacted Dr. Immerman and will be heading out to Wisconsin for the surgery. I have a fairly high...
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    Please advice! Cleft lift in 4 days! I'm scared

    Hi everyone, Going for the cleft lift procedure in 4 days. I'm really hoping this the end. I'm really scared the incision is just going to open up again and I'm going to deal with yes another year of unhealing wounds! ANY advice on what to do after surgery to ensure a good recovery and no...
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    Anxious Over Cleft Lift

    So am based in Canada and there are no cleft lift surgeons here. I have been dealing with an open wound since my last wide excision which was July 2018. I'm beyond frustrated at this point and don't know what to do, all docs want to keep cutting me apart. I thought of going to Dr. Immerman or...
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    Cleft lift with Dr. Akopian in Pasadena, CA

    Anyone ever had any contact with Dr. Akopian? His website lists him as doing pit picking and bascom cleft lifts, but I haven’t seen anyone talk about him yet. He seems to be the only in network provider for me in the Los Angeles area.
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    Almost a year post cleft lift and there is blood coming from the bottom of the incision

    Hi everyone, my name is Angela no I had Dr. Marc Brand do my cleft lift last July (almost a year ago now). I have gained about 8 pounds since then, and I have noticed today that there is discomfort and blood coming from the bottom of my incision. Has anyone else had this kind of issue this far...
  10. pilopat

    Cleft lift surgery in Seattle, WA area?

    I am looking for doctors having high success rate for Pilonidal Cleft Lift surgery in Greater Seattle area. Please recommend. Also, share you experiences.
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    First time painful Pilonidal

    I have been diagnosed pilonidal cyst and sinus after being in pain for over 5 months. The general surgeon has recommended https://msurgery.ie/pilonidal-sinus-excision and wound will be stitched back. Also, doctor has assured me that there will not be any structural problem on the hips other...
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    Surgeon Randall Rogers?

    Dr Randall Rogers performs the cleft lift in San Antonio Tx. Can anyone provide feedback, good or bad?? He is on the Hall of Fame list, but I can find very little information about him elsewhere on this forum. Please comment or PM me!
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    Cleft Lift 02/08/2019 Recovery (Dr. Immerman)

    Hey guys! This forum helped me a ton so I would love to give back. I am a 22 year old male and have had zero previous surgeries! I also am by no means a professional writer, so hang with me. I intend to update this thread as often as possible, and I will answer questions the best I can! Short...
  14. KatieMarie

    Cleft Lift 1/24 Dr. Immerman - Recovery Log

    Hi everyone! I just had my cleft lift done yesterday and thought I would post a log and give some updates! Yesterday started with an appointment at Dr. Immerman’s office at 10:30 where he looked at the wound and answered all of my questions. He’s extremely nice and laid back and encouraged me...
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    Cleft Lift

    I am very thankful to have found this forum! I have been dealing with pilonidal disease for 5 years. It first appeared in high school during my junior football season. Due to sports (football/baseball) I elected not to have the open excision surgery a local surgeon recommended. I have had ups...
  16. Breathe

    Calling All Cleft Lift-ers! Did the bottom open for you?

    Hi guys, Had my cleft lift done 5 days ago by the famous Dr. Bascom and feeling great! I’ve read a lot of stories that it’s common for the bottom of the incision to open up slightly but heal on it’s own. Hoping that doesn’t happen but we’ll see. I wanted to start this poll to see a couple...
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    Cleft Lift by Dr. Bascom Recovery Log - FINALLY!

    Day 0 1/8/19 12:30pm Hello all, A little backstory...I’ve been dealing with pilonidal disease since I was 16 years old back in 2012. I had 2 surgeries done (both closed excision) and a wound vac put in place back then. After the wound vac I was basically all good. I was left with a tiny hole...
  18. KatieMarie

    Closed excision nightmare

    Hi there! My name is Katie. I am 25 years old and work as a surgical ICU nurse in Ann Arbor, Michigan. My nightmare began in March of this year. I developed my pilonidal abscess and had it drained in the ER. It was a traumatically painful experience. About 6 days after I had it drained, two...
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    Three months post-op cleft lift blood?

    Hi everyone, I had a cleft lift with Dr. Brand in Chicago back in July. Everything went relatively well and I was able to go back to almost normal by September. I was sitting for extended periods of time for my classes, squatting once in a while at work, and walking to and from my classes...
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