For those in North Carolina and surrounding states. Dr George Wadie in Raleigh

Nana Tadros

New Member
I am trying to share the experience I had with my 2 sons and try to help those in North Carolina and surrounding states find a good cleft lift surgeon. When I tried to find a good surgeon in that region, the information in the forums was sparse and I had to do a lot of research myself.

I finally found about Dr George Wadie in Raleigh and since we are in the eastern part of the state, decided to go with my older son. He had 6 failed surgeries by local surgeons between pit picking and excision with packing and finally a wound vac. Non worked for 2 years. Meanwhile, my younger som developed the same nasty disease and had 4 somewhat similar surgeries.
Before going to Raleigh, we called Dr Wadie’s office and were asked to send pictures. They shortly called us back and said he will see him. When we met with him, we knew he is the right surgeon. He is very knowledgeable with lots of experience. He took the time to explain little details and scheduled us for the surgery in a couple of weeks. We left Raleigh after surgery and came back 3 days later for the drain temoval. He actually offered for me to remove it at home but I chickened. Pain was minimal and recovery was fast. My son was back to work in less than a week and he has no problems for almost 2 years. My younger son wanted to have the surgery the following week. He had it 2 weeks later. I removed the drain myself at home and we followed up with Dr Wadie by sending him pictures 2 weeks later. The experience and results were great.

For those patients who are looking for an experienced surgeon in North Carolina and the surrounding states. I highly recommend Dr Wadie. Even for anyone who can make it to North Carolina, the process is streamlined and geared towards patients coming from a distance. Make sure you ask to see him specifically as there are other surgeons in his group who either do not do the cleft lift or are trying to learn it.

For those patients who had surgery by Dr Wadie, it will be helpful for you to share your experiences to help others like I did. Feel free to post your experience on this thread and if you have other recommendations for other surgeons.

Thank you all
 

JaxSlomo

New Member
I had a horrible experience 2 years ago with post op after pilonidal cyst removal. I have had complications on and off ever since and finally saw a specialist. I still have an opening which is allowing the cavity to become infected and irritated from time to time. They are recommending another surgery to clean out the cavity. My husband thinks I should just go straight for a cleft lift surgery. I read some bad reviews about surgeons at Rex. I have seen info about Dr. Wadie but I am wondering if he would perform a cleft lift on a 31 year old, being that he is listed under peds. Do you have any info on this? Thanks in advance!
 

gogojojo

Very Helpful
Agree. Dr. Wadie is fantastic. He performed a successful Cleft Lift on my son 2+ years ago.
We got a letter yesterday saying that Dr. Wadie is leaving this practice. Hopefully he isn’t leaving NC.
 

gogojojo

Very Helpful
I had a horrible experience 2 years ago with post op after pilonidal cyst removal. I have had complications on and off ever since and finally saw a specialist. I still have an opening which is allowing the cavity to become infected and irritated from time to time. They are recommending another surgery to clean out the cavity. My husband thinks I should just go straight for a cleft lift surgery. I read some bad reviews about surgeons at Rex. I have seen info about Dr. Wadie but I am wondering if he would perform a cleft lift on a 31 year old, being that he is listed under peds. Do you have any info on this? Thanks in advance!
Dr. Wadie does the Cleft Lift for adults too.
 

JaxSlomo

New Member
Agree. Dr. Wadie is fantastic. He performed a successful Cleft Lift on my son 2+ years ago.
We got a letter yesterday saying that Dr. Wadie is leaving this practice. Hopefully he isn’t leaving NC.
Oh no! Did the letter say when his last day with the practice would be?
 
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