karydakis

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    Limberg flap or karydakis

    Hi people, I'm due to have Limberg flap or Karydakis done on the NHS in 6 days time. They said they want to do the Limberg but if I've got infection on the day then it will have to be Karydakis, anyone know why this is? I've had two basic surgerys for it before but these two seem a little...
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    Wound is not healing, need advice please

    Hi, I am a 21 year old from Adelaide South Australia and had surgery for my pilonidal sinus last year (December 13th, 2018). My stitches popped open 2 weeks post surgery, and I have been getting the wound cleaned and packed daily since then. It has been an extremely long and frustrating 8...
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    Anxious about Cleft Lift Surgery - Are there any negatives?

    I'm an active 31 year old male - or at least I was until I had my first excision last August. Two failed excision surgeries later I'm now going to see a new surgeon in Tallahassee (Dr. Rosenberg) for the cleft lift. But I'm nervous still. Today I still struggle to walk long distances, sitting is...
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    Karydakis Questions - Dr. LP Cheah

    Hi all, Quick bit of background on myself. I first had a pilonidal cyst about four years ago. Had it done at the hospital as an open wound as it had gotten badly infected and ended up in emergency. I also back then at 19 had no idea really what I was dealing with. Anyway, took a few months of...
  5. sanichka

    Modified Karydakis Surgery/Recovery Log

    Hi guys. I'm a Canadian expat in Berlin and after having had a failed emergency open excision surgery here earlier this year I'm about to have my second surgery next thursday and thought I would keep a recovery log here as I have found them very helpful and informative. My surgeon seem...
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    Modified Karydakis Success!

    I came to this site prior to my surgery a nervous wreck and found the information and the stories on here to be so so helpful. I wanted to give a little back! Six months post op and I just wanted to share some optimism that you don't need to suffer with a pilonidal forever! A little background...
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    Karydakis flap PLEASE GIVE ME ADVICE

    So I've had a recurring pilonidal cyst for the last couple of years and I've had 2 operations already but it keeps coming back with a vengeance. I've been reccomded the karydakis flap operation, has anyone had this and can give me opinions please? I'm a 21 year old female and am really worried...
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