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Anonymous

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If you're in Toronto or Ontario, then I suggest the Rudd Clinic. Excellent surgeons - They performed an excision for me several years ago and was excellent consultation and post op care. I can't remember their contact details, but they do have a website somewher.
 
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Anonymous

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Surgeons in BC, Canada

I need a new surgeon in the worst way. My surgeon has done it twice without success, and my family doctor refuses to refer me elsewhere.

Does anybody know of any good surgeons in British Columbia (anywhere in BC, I don't care), who will see a desperate patient without a referral from another doctor?
 
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Anonymous

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Hey van all I can tell you is that stay away from Dr Gary Cuddington in burnaby, corner tower on kingsway. near Metrotown. He doesn't believe in sedation or General or spinal. he likes only local anestetia.

You should ask another doctor and ask the questions. Also ask your family doctor lots of Questions.
 

desult

New Member
Great Canadian Surgeon

Hi!

My pilonidal cyst was diagnosed, and excised with the open wound method of healing in mid November 2003. The surgery was performed by a General Surgeon working out of the Abbott Clinic in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. His name is Dr.Hutfluss. He is a knowledgeable on PCD, comfortable to be around. And (not at all important, but worth mentioning) I think he is attractive. My GP referred me to Hutfluss.

It has been at least 6 weeks, there is no pain and has healed to the point where I've been released from clinic. I'm thrilled with the results, my bum physically looks better than all the years before surgery. My story is in the Personal Stories page for the 24 yr/Female Jan.14, 2004.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask on the message-board and I will try to answer.

Desult
 

yassi

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Dr Richard Lewis in North Van did my surgery it seemed to go well. I'm fine so far. I was also looking at DR Quay in N Van. He seemed ok too. Good luck.
 
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Tail Bone

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Do Not Use Dr. Gary Cudd******, Vancouver, Canada

Dr Gary Cudd****** in Burnaby, Canada, is an uncompationate General Surgeon who suggests to unknowledgeable patients to have excision with only the use of LOCAL ANESTHESIA. WARNING, DO NOT USE HIS SERVICES FOR THIS PROCEDURE.

BC Health guide online states that Pilonidal excisions are done under General Anesthesia.http://www.bchealthguide.org/kbase/topic/mini/ug1160/treatmnt.htm
 

nenbear

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quote:Originally posted by Tail Bone

Dr Gary Cuddington in Burnaby, Canada, is an uncompationate General Surgeon who suggests to unknowledgeable patients to have excision with only the use of LOCAL ANESTHETIA. WARNING, DO NOT USE HIS SERVICES FOR THIS PROCEDURE.

BC Health guide online states that Pilonidal excisions are done under General Anesthesia. http://www.bchealthguide.org/kbaltindex.asp Type V3E 4R3 as a postal code and look under HEALTH TOPICS FOR PILONIDAL CYSTS.

You're lucky... here in CA (at least in my city), they aren't done under general. Only local. Or double doses of morpheine....
 

galeleo

New Member
Thanks for the tip about the surgeon, Tail Bone!

I am about to have excision surgery at Lions Gate Hospital with a general surgeon, Dr. Kerry Creedon, MB, B.CH., B.A.O., F.R.C.S.(C) whose office is in North Vancouver. I wonder what all those letters mean? Does anyone know?

Has anyone out there heard about this guy?

He didn't even tell me what kind of surgery or anaethesia he was going to use. I had to call his receptionist. During my appointment, he spoke less than 25 words in all to me.

Honestly, Tail Bone, why don't you sue him? There are ways without it costing money.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons seems to exist solely to protect the people who belong to it. I have read about recent campaigns of theirs to try to be more humane towards patients' complaints but, obviously, they haven't changed. It is still the secretive, apathetic, and self-serving boys club of Canada it always has been.

Man, I feel for you. Your only other recourse is to sue if you have proof and it sounds as though you do. A lawyer may take your case on a pro bono basis.

Lawyer Referral Service: 1-800-663-1919 or 604-687-3404 (first 1/2 hour
is $10; then afterwards, if both you and the lawyer agree to proceed
with services, you may do so at the lawyer's regular fee)
Law Student's Advise: 604-822-5791 ext 0
Law Line: 604-408-2172
Salvation Army Probono: 604-872-7681 (will direct you to a clinic
nearest you)
Access Justice Probono: 604-482-3195
http://www.probononet.bc.ca/probono2/BC/index.cfm

I hope this might ease your pain.




quote]Originally posted by Tail Bone

Dr Gary Cuddington in Burnaby, Canada, is an uncompationate General Surgeon who suggests to unknowledgeable patients to have excision with only the use of LOCAL ANESTHETIA. WARNING, DO NOT USE HIS SERVICES FOR THIS PROCEDURE.

BC Health guide online states that Pilonidal excisions are done under General Anesthesia. http://www.bchealthguide.org/kbaltindex.asp Type V3E 4R3 as a postal code and look under HEALTH TOPICS FOR PILONIDAL CYSTS.
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Anonymous

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well now i know who not too look for..... thanks!!
mabye ill just wait a week or 2 untill i can see my regular doc
 

Western_Chick

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I had the procedure done with a local spinal block. I thought it was awesome. I had no pain while in recovery and as soon as I could get up and walk I was able to go home without the nausea and vomiting common with a general. If you think being awake might make you nervous you can always get some sedation to keep you calm and off in that 'happy place'
 

Western_Chick

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Dr Myles Kealey in Oakville, Ontario is also great. He is very nice and if you need to talk to him he always gets back to you the same day.
 

torontoguy

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I just went to the Rudd clinic, they are very nice BUT they can only do local anethetics and do not use Bascom techniques. If u need a full general anesthetic u still need to go to the hospital, sorry!
 

notgolfing

New Member
A+ surgeon in BC Canada

I had the best surgeon in BC do my procedure. Dr. Lai. Delta, BC. Operates out of Surrey Memorial. I had an excision done under local and went in very scared about the "local", it turned out to be a great descision for me. He had the feather touch with the needles. Didn't bother me a bit.
Due to having to wait 5 days before the homecare nurse could come to my home to change the packing, I went daily to the ER to have the dressing changed.(my wife drove me). Every day I had a different nurse and each one commented on what a clean, neat job he did.[^^];)
 
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Tail Bone

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Hi there try reading the Canadian threads off my signature. Also an Anestheziologist also suggested that Local alone is the POOREST choice and Least POPULAR. He did Say that the Local shots themselves will hurt as HELL and the risk of not being NUMB enough are Extremelt HIGH..

You must have had an incision and drainage and not an excision.

Also the BC Health Guide says that Excisions are typically done under General Anesthesia.
http://www.bchealthguide.org/kbase/topic/mini/ug1160/treatmnt.htm

Local alone is the suggestion of a Barbarian!!!
 
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Anonymous

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Hi there, I was refered to this doctor too and asked for a second referal with General Anesthesia, or anything that will put me out.

He was quite arogan and thought he knew it all.. YUCK!!!!!.
 
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Anonymous

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Arrogance and being uncompassionate is enough to scare me off, too. However, I had surgery in Little Rock with just a local, and even though it was a deep excision, I got through it just fine. I felt nothing! Maybe I just had a wonderful doctor. She was very compassionate and made sure I felt absolutely nothing. I'm sorry for your bad experience, but I wouldn't blame the method chosen, but the doctor! Good luck.
 
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Anonymous

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I realize how just having a local can be unnerving, but I just had surgery with a local, and it was a full excision. In fact, I saw the specimen when the surgeon placed it in the cup, and it looked like a huge piece of stew meat. She removed the cyst, the tissue around it, and three pits that had channeled pretty deep. I had three layers of stitches when she finished, (we opted to do a closed incision), and I felt absolutely nothing past the first two or three numbing shots. In fact, we talked about this site and her experiences with the numerous other pilonidal surgeries she had done. I was so numb I think I could have slept despite not having any sedation meds. I think the problem is not the type of anesthesia, but the doctor.
 

bl0ke

New Member
Doctor Vancouver

Hi All

I need to have my cyst removed in Vancouver, BC.
I have had incisions done twice, and still something in there!

So last option is having the whole cyst removed

anyone suggest a good surgeon i could use.
i am not sure how the system works in Canada, but i am moving there as of January and i would really appreciate advice as i am only covered with my travel insurance.

cheers
 
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Tail Bone

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Hi there, try dealing with doctors from the North Shore.. North Vancouver area from the Lions gate hospital, Or also New Westminster area at the Royal Columbia Hospital. AVOID BURNABY, SURREY, HOSPITALS AT ALL COST.... You will find that the Canadian Medical system attempts to do excisions with only the use of Local Shots without Anesthesia to reduce the medical systems costs.. AVOID THIS METHOD TOO!! Demand Anesthesia for these procedures...
 
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Tail Bone

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This is a reply I received from an Anesthesiologist, Via E-Mail.

This is My Question.....
Hi there, I hope someone can answer this concern for me.

I have been diagnosed with pilonidal disease. I've just seen 1 gerenal surgeon, who suggested for excision with marsupilation, open healing.

He says that the section to be excised is approx the size of a man entire thumb and a little deeper. 1 inch wide, 3 inches long and 1 inch deep, right down the middle. ( Pilonidal cyst are usually located at the tailbone area of your butt)

He is suggesting only the use of local anesthetic, infiltrating the area with local, while wide awake, no sedation zippo! He said that it is not mandated to use anything either than the local shots.

I am 28 years old, don't smoke. drink, drugs, not on any medication, ect. I'm in excelent health with no known allergies.

Is this method really the norm? Do I have a say to the type anesthesia to be used? Will the use of only the local be very painful?
What would you recommend for the excision of a pilonidal cyst?

What really concerns me is that a local health guide in my province states that excision of a pilonidal is typically done under general anesthesia.

Who's right? Who's wrong?

I would really appreciate your input on this matter.

Thanks.

This is His Reply...

The choice of anesthesia for any procedure certainly is a discussion between the surgeon, the patient and the anesthesiologist. You DEFINITELY have a say in the type of anesthesia to be used.

Local anesthesia is an option for this type of procedure, but as with any procedure the patient must be motivated to have that type of anesthesia. Certainly local anesthesia will be very uncomfortable - a number of injections will be required for the area to be numb and the injections themselves are very painful.

Since you are young and healthy, you have many options for anesthesia available to you. Possibilities in addition to local only include local with sedation, spinal anesthesia and general anesthesia. In my experience the most common are local with sedation or general anesthesia - although a large proportion of patients also choose to have a spinal. I would say that local alone (without sedation) is the least popular choice. I also believe it is the poorest choice - with all the other methods providing a superior experience.

Hope this helps.

Paul H. Ting, M.D.


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