Canada Surgeons

MommaBear

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Dr St Jean (Benoit)
Works out of Montfort Hospital Ottawa
Apparently he is damn good.

I had mine done by him at the Kemptville Hospital (Kick ass hospital, soo damn nice there)

In and out quick and felt well treated.


Which procedure did you have don by Dr. Benoit St. Jean?
 

Canadagal1986

New Member
Hi everyone. I have known about this site for the past 8 years and am just now getting around to posting what I know. I am 28 and had my first cyst when I was 20. The 1st cyst I was in a great deal of pain and I was admitted to a hospital for 4 days where they put me under and did a drainage type surgery where I had 2 incisions with tubes coming out so it could drain. After that my pilonial did not bother me for another 3 years. The second time it came it was not painful, just annoying here and there. I searched high and low for a doctor that would preform any surgery where the wound was closed, and not left open. I found Dr. Cathy Hsu in Vancouver at this point. I got in with her and she operated on me. I cannot recall the type of surgery she preformed but the incison was the the side of the crack and was sewn up. It took about 6 weeks to fully heal, and was not bad at all. Now this past July after 5 years of being fine I have a new cyst located about 1.5 inches where the first one was and am looking again for a surgeon who will preform a closed surgery (many will ONLY do the open surgery that takes forever to heal with the packing etc etc.).

I am located in Calgary Alberta and have been calling every surgeon in the province this week. I have found the following who tell me they preform a closed surgery Dr Ciona in Edmonton, Dr. Berg in Edmonton, Dr. Maclean in Calgary. I have sent off reffersl to all of them and will keep you posted when I get an appointment.
 

CassyPunk

New Member
Well, Hello! In the end of 2014 i found out a bump in my left buttock, didn't hurt just annoyed at doing stuff like lifting, running etc. Went to a general surgeon and he gave me some antibiotics. The bump retreat and all was fine. 3-4 months after that the bump came back but same, without pain. In june2016 after a hard gym session and a muscular fever, a little dot appeared in that zone, like a pimple. Hurts when I touch it. In august, a bad smelling liquid started to came from that zone, making even my pants been wet.
Residing in Romania, i don't trust the surgeons in here because the rate of recurence of this pilonidal stuff is really high. Now, i'm moving to Toronto at the end of the month and I am determined to visit a good surgeon. That's why I am here. Please recommend me a good surgeon who knows how to do it.
Btw: is cleft lift an option for me who have this devil inside my left buttock, 3-4 cm from anus?
 

MaryS

New Member
H
Edmonton Doctor

I finally had my consult with a colo/rectal Dr. in the Millwoods area.
Dr. Cionna working out of the tawa centre. He is familiar with the Bascom techniques, he's young, willing to try all conservative approaches before excision. First class. I'm scheduled for a procedure suggested by one of John Bascom's colleques. I'm pumped!!



I know this is almost 8 years later but how did it go ? I have a consultation in 2 days With a dr. In calagry and can't find anything in him. And this is the closest to Calgary I've seen.
 

MaryS

New Member
Hi,
Has anyone had a pilonidal surgery done in Calgary? What was your experience? and could you recommend me a good surgeon.

Thanks in advance.


Did you have any luck finding a Dr in Calgary? I've had a consultation with one and I'm not feeling comfortable with him.
 

Pilo Twice

New Member
Hello Mary.....

I've just been to see a doctor I did not like at all. I am going to decline surgery with him once I find another one, hopefully thru the resources on this site. He didn't want to discuss closed procedures or anything else, except for plain old excision surgery, which I had 19 years ago for my first sinus.

I am not wiling to go thru that 3 month recovery phase again.
 

Pilo Twice

New Member
I'm going away for Christmas and won't be back until next week when I plan to resume my doctor search and will report back with the results as I find them. Last resort which I am willing to do, is fly to San Francisco, and spend $7,500 US out of pocket getting a cleft lift done. At least I will be healed in a couple of weeks versus a couple of months.
 
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Pilo Twice

New Member
C. Armstrong

Who did you see ?

I read here on the forums that there is a Tony Maclean at the U of C who does closed procedures. He's a colo-rectal surgeon so that is better than a general surgeon IMHO. When I get back I'm going to contact them and anyone else I hear about before I go see my GP for another referral.

There was nothing wrong per say with the guy I got sent to, except that he said he only does this surgery "one way".
 

MaryS

New Member
I have gone to see Paul McBeth. At south health campus.
He's scared me and I left the consultation more scared about surgery in general.
 

PITA2018

New Member
Does anyone know of a surgeon in Ontario who does pit picking? My surgeon has recommended an open excision because that's what he knows and has never heard of Dr. Bascom or pit picking.
 

Havefaith

New Member
I know from first hand experience that dr boushey is a legend, in the colo-rectal field.
He saved me before when it came to another problem that other doctors not only couldnt fix but they made it worse, and, i am praying to see him again.
I saw someone mention Hussein Moloo above, he trained directly under Boushey, hes a top dog too. I know for a fact dr monaghan is on call in the ER tomorrow at the qch, i will do my very best to confirm if he still does these surgeries, i have heard from many doctors that he is excellent and i also know dr brar who studied under monaghan.

Bruce gay full name raymond bruce gay, is also a 5 star doc with an excellent skillset, and great bedside manner.

So who am i and how do i know all of these things despite being diagnosed only a few months ago? I am the son of a doctor and work at a clinic that hosts 30 plus doctors after hrs. So i have done my research in terms of surgeons, and after asking many of them for their opinions, all came up with 3 names..


Dr gay
Dr monaghan
Dr boushey
.........................
I have had my doctor send out referrals to ALL 3 of them and i will keep you all informed of my findings.
 

abtahia

New Member
hi, does anyone has any knowledge of a surgeon that perform the cleft lift surgery in Alberta Canada?
thanks so much
 

abtahia

New Member
Hi everyone. I have known about this site for the past 8 years and am just now getting around to posting what I know. I am 28 and had my first cyst when I was 20. The 1st cyst I was in a great deal of pain and I was admitted to a hospital for 4 days where they put me under and did a drainage type surgery where I had 2 incisions with tubes coming out so it could drain. After that my pilonial did not bother me for another 3 years. The second time it came it was not painful, just annoying here and there. I searched high and low for a doctor that would preform any surgery where the wound was closed, and not left open. I found Dr. Cathy Hsu in Vancouver at this point. I got in with her and she operated on me. I cannot recall the type of surgery she preformed but the incison was the the side of the crack and was sewn up. It took about 6 weeks to fully heal, and was not bad at all. Now this past July after 5 years of being fine I have a new cyst located about 1.5 inches where the first one was and am looking again for a surgeon who will preform a closed surgery (many will ONLY do the open surgery that takes forever to heal with the packing etc etc.).

I am located in Calgary Alberta and have been calling every surgeon in the province this week. I have found the following who tell me they preform a closed surgery Dr Ciona in Edmonton, Dr. Berg in Edmonton, Dr. Maclean in Calgary. I have sent off reffersl to all of them and will keep you posted when I get an appointment.
Hi, i know its been sometimes, but did you have any luck with any of those doctors in alberta?
 
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