cleft lift

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    Post Cleft-Lift: Details For Anyone Considering it!

    Hi All, I posted in September 2020 about possibly getting the Cleft Lift, and I wanted to give an update for anyone considering the cleft lift surgery, as I got the surgery done with Dr. Immerman in November 2020. Some background, I'm Female 21, had an open wound for 2 years post open-excision...
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    Cleft Lift

    Hi all, I have a recurring abscess - I had an I&D done in August so it opens and drains in the shower when it comes back about every 6 days. I am having the cleft lift surgery done by Dr. Wadie this week. Does anybody have any suggestions for the surgery? How is the staff at Capital Surgery...
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    Cleft lift surgeons in Ireland/Northern Ireland?

    I'm wondering does anyone know of or have experience with surgeons in Ireland who do the cleft lift procedure? Don't really want to go the open excision route. I checked the pdf list posted here but the surgeon in Belfast who did do it is now retired.
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    Please given surgeon recommendations in Georgia

    I am desperate to find a surgeon in Georgia as I cannot travel, especially with the coronavirus pandemic. I have read of Dr. Ramakrishnan on this site, but she is unfortunately out of my insurance network. I am dead set on the cleft lift procedure as I want the least possibility of this ever...
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    Texas Doctors Cleft Lift Success stories

    I would love feedback on Dr. Randall Rogers or Syed Mohiuddin. I am in Austin but willing to drive. My son already had a deep wide excision in November. It would close and reopen and now looks like what it did when I started so I need to look into something different. I would love feedback on...
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    3 failed surgeries, should I consider Cleft Lift?

    I'm so happy I've found this site. I'm sure we all feel the same way, it's heartening to know that there are other people in situation and we're all in this together. I've had this disease acutely for over 6 years (male, mid 20s). I had an excision in 2014, 2015 (seemed to go well), and again...
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    Cleft Lift Recovery Log (01/06/20) - Dr. Marc Brand

    Hello! I’ve been lurking this forum a lot the past few months and figured I would do my part in sharing my experience with others. Seeing the recovery logs of others is what convinced me to get the surgery done. I meant to do this earlier but my computer is in the basement so walking down...
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    Cleft Lift After 1.5 Years

    Hi all, Like many of you, I struggled with living with a pilonidal cyst. The constant pain, bleeding, embarrassment that come with this disease were a lot to deal with as a male in his early 20s. I’m glad to say that 1.5 years post surgery I am still completely cyst free! Along with being a...
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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...
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    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...
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    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 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!