Connecticut Surgeons

Lisa

New Member
New Haven/ Hamden Connecticut

Hi all!

I am currently 10 months post op. My surgeon definitely knew her stuff, was very caring and compassionate, took the time to explain EVERYTHING to me, and was very thorough with her post op care. She has also removed 3 other cysts on me in other areas since my pilonidal cystectomy and all thus far have been a success (knock on wood).
Her name is:
Dr Teresa Ponn. And she is part of a group of surgeons called General Surgery Associates. There are a few other Dr's in the group but she is the best.

She has an office in Hamden CT, and another in New Haven CT.

I hope that this will help anyone in Connecticut!
Lisa
 

Lisa

New Member
New Haven/ Hamden Connecticut

My surgeon was Dr Teresa Ponn of General Surgery Associates. She was a great surgeon and knew her stuff about pilonidals, after care, and all that good stuff. She also had a great bed side manner and always made sure that she explained EVERYTHING she was going to do before she did it. Since my pilonidal cystectomy in Feb 2002, she has removed 2 other cysts that were in different parts of my body. Thus far all have been a success and it I were to get another pilonidal or any other type of cyst, I would see her again in a heart beat. She has 2 offices...one in New Haven CT, and one in Hamden CT.

Lisa
 

NotAgain

New Member
I too am in the New Haven area and had my surgery done by a Dr. Yavorik who is a General Surgeon I believe. I just wish he would have told me about the hair removal after surgery, because I seem to be getting another one in the same area.

Disco Stu doesn't advertise.
 

Lisa

New Member
I never heard of Dr Yavorik...but if you are unhappy with the job he has done, I really do suggest you see Dr Teresa Ponn of General Surgery Associates. She is a great surgeon. As a matter of fact, my aunt, who had numerous tumors in her colon referred me to her because she removed 18 inches of my aunts colon, and had a wonderful bedside manner during the 2 weeks my aunt had to be in the hospital.....it has been 5 years and my aunt has been in tip top shape. During my pilonidal infection, she also had a great bedside manner and was always sure that she explained EVERYTHING to me before she did it. They may try to pawn off a few other surgeons in the group on you if you call because Dr Ponn is always so busy, but just tell them that it is HER you want to see, and i am sure they'll schedule ya in.

It's something to think about. If ya have any questions just email me.

Lisa
 
Danbury, Connecticut

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


Famiglietti, John B., M.D.
Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery
Specialty
General Surgery
Clinical Interest
Surgical oncology, breast laparoscopic surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery
Practice Information:
Danbury Surgical Associates
46 Federal Road
Danbury, CT 06810
Telephone: 203-743-3877
Fax: 203-743-1100


Medical Education:


Residency
1974-1979
New York Hospital/Cornell University Medical Center
Medical Degree
1970-1974
Cornell University Medical College
Appointments

Attending, Danbury Hospital
Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery, New York Medical College

Board Certification
American Board of Surgery, 1990
Society Membership
College of Surgeons
Fairfield County Medical Society
American Society of Breast Surgeons
 
Hartford, Connecticut

Can anyone recommend a surgeon in the Hartford, Connecticut area who is knowledgeable about pilonidal and who uses the Bascom methods?
 
No, we have not found anyone in the Hartford area. It is disappointing. We have done a lot of research, and talked to several surgeons. Most surgeons in the area appear to have never heard of the Bascom techniques. Those who have heard of them, say that the traditional methods of treatment have better success rates in their experience and are more reliable. In general, surgeons appear to favor full excision with a closed wound. We are still searching and considering our options. When and if we find a solution, we will be happy to post and share it with the forum.
 

Dr James Matino

New Member
I've just looked at this board for the first time. Just as a point of public information in Connecticut, I have an office in Hartford, Ct. I have a large experience with pilonidal disease and published an article in Connecticut Medicine August, 2010 on a minimal technique that works well for most disease As well, I have performed cleft-lift surgery for several years on complicated, refractory disease after attending a luncheon/forum with Dr Bascom and reviewing his techniques on his CD. My name is Dr Matino and my office phone number is now 860-241-0870.
 

Cathy

New Member
Dr. George Yavorek just did my surgery in January, it is healing nicely, even though I am a slow healer to begin with. Mine was a lot more complicated than ordinary Pilondial Cysts, and he made a Z-Flap with 25 stitches...I trust him will all of my surgeries, and it helps a lot that he has a very easy going personality. He doesn't make me nervous and It is always a very calm visit.
 

ajl1239

New Member
Can anyone suggest a colorectal surgeon in CT/RI area? I found out about this condition because I have an inflamed wart/skin tag near my anus, but when checking that the doctor said I had this condition.
 

mcshana

New Member
I had what I believe is called the pit-picking surgery in Hartford, CT with Dr. James Matino. I met with him on 2/18 and had the surgery done 2/24.

I would give 5 stars!!!!!!!!!!!

The pit-picking procedure is drastically less invasive than the standard excision surgery (which I believe he referred to as 'trying to kill a fly with a hammer').

I had the surgery on a Monday and was able to function normally on Tuesday. I took it easy movement-wise and haven't done and hiking or running of course, but walking, sitting and lying down are almost completely normal. I did not need the pain medication except for the first night and subsequently only at nights.

Dr. Matino is HIGHLY recommended. I traveled 2 hours to see him and am pleased with the result!



(Doctor's website here: http://www.stfranciscare.org/physiciandirectory/PhysicianDetail.aspx?ref=2107)
 

Heather M

New Member
Hi Mcshana. I have an appointment with Dr Martino next month. How are you doing with your recovery? Did you have the actual surgery or just the pit picking?


I had what I believe is called the pit-picking surgery in Hartford, CT with Dr. James Matino. I met with him on 2/18 and had the surgery done 2/24.

I would give 5 stars!!!!!!!!!!!

The pit-picking procedure is drastically less invasive than the standard excision surgery (which I believe he referred to as 'trying to kill a fly with a hammer').

I had the surgery on a Monday and was able to function normally on Tuesday. I took it easy movement-wise and haven't done and hiking or running of course, but walking, sitting and lying down are almost completely normal. I did not need the pain medication except for the first night and subsequently only at nights.

Dr. Matino is HIGHLY recommended. I traveled 2 hours to see him and am pleased with the result!



(Doctor's website here: http://www.stfranciscare.org/physiciandirectory/PhysicianDetail.aspx?ref=2107)
 

mcshana

New Member
Hi Mcshana. I have an appointment with Dr Martino next month. How are you doing with your recovery? Did you have the actual surgery or just the pit picking?

Hi Heather! I'm pretty sure I just had the pit picking. I believe he might do both, though? He was great!

It's been a month since my surgery and I have returned to biking and running and my normal activities!
 

Ken__

New Member
If you are anywhere near CT (even an few hours away) have the procedure done by Dr. James Matino of Hartford, CT. I have had an issue with Pilonidal for over a decade and was apprehensive to have the surgery done due to the healing time I was originally told (~6 weeks). After reading this board, I decided to meet with Dr. Matino who took a great deal of time to describe the process to me and relay the positive results he has from other patients using his procedure. I decided to finally have the surgery done and am 4 days post-op. I am mindful of the fact that I just had incisions near my tailbone, but with that said, I have had absolutely ZERO pain from this surgery. I took it easy the first few days, taking a little more care when sitting down, but other than that (and some stitches) it as if no procedure has been done. I would recommend Dr. Matino to anyone dealing with this issue and am very happy I chose him to do the surgery.
 

Jb555

New Member
I just met Dr. James Marino from East Hartford CT. I got his name an number from the pdf you can download on this site. He was wonderful. He is very conservative and minimally invasive. He's actually adapted the Trephine and cleft surgeries to be able to potentially close them after surgery and has good success. I had an abscess that wouldn't heal even 3 weeks after draining. He was able to remove the foreign object from the abscess and I'm healing now. The option for surgery I was given from the General surgeon in Vermont was to do the traditional opening and packing for two months with gauze. I am hoping to continue to work with Dr Marino if I need further treatment. I would highly recommend traveling to see him and also getting information about his research. Also before you go to an ER or doctor to get an abscess lanced research about a non-midline cut. Good luck!
 
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