Cleft Lift Surgery in question

Discussion in 'Pilonidal Discussions' started by BooksRfun, Jun 18, 2017.

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    BooksRfun New Member

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    I've been dealing with Pilonidal cysts for more than 20 years. I had 3 extractions in my 20s and one mid 30s. I was good for 10 years but my pilonidal got re- infected in Nov of 2016. I had my 4th extraction surgery in January and it keeps reopening in a different location along my tailbone. I've been going to Wound Care weekly since end of March and I'm so discouraged.

    I've read about the Cleft Lift Surgery and am looking for feedback from people that have had the procedure. Since I am prone to infection, I really want to be sure before I go this route. For those who have had a cleft lift what Dr. do you recommend? I really need a colon rectal surgeon.
     
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    Hey there,

    I just did the cleft lift procedure with Dr Lambert in McKinney yesterday (recommended through this websites surgeon hall of fame) and so far my experience has been tremendous. Caring for the drain is much better than having to repack a wound and I'm already walking with relatively low pain and even laying down. The only thing I can't Do is sit very long or go up stairs until my follow up visit in a week.

    The surgeon hall of fame lists a Michael J Snyder in the 77030 area of Houston that does the cleft lift procedure, so you may want to look around and find some reviews on this website for his procedure. If you are willing to drive a distance for it I cannot recommend dr David lambert in McKinney enough.
     
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    Hi VicTx,

    Thanks so much for your response and hope you make a full recovery soon. I have some other health issues that make my situation very tricky and hope to find the right Dr in the next few months.

    It gives me such hope to hear that the Cleft Lift does wonders for so many.... I just want my life back. Been under house arrest for 6 months practically. I can't sit down for long so 30 minutes away from home is about my limit.

    Heal well and then enjoy life!
     
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    VicTX,

    Keep me posted on your progress and let me know more about caring for a drain... What are you expected to do each day?

    Praying all is well.
     

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