My 15 year old son has a pilonidal cyst/sinus which became evident last fall. We consulted with a general surgeon about options, but after reading the forum and other resources, I am very interested in pursuing the cleft lift procedure. I know choosing a surgeon is very critical to the success of the procedure and I'm worried about finding someone with experience. I found a listing for a Dr. Hope Rasque, MD in Atlanta, who supposedly performs the cleft lift procedure, but haven't been able to find anyone who has had the procedure performed by her. As you all know it is a sensitive and difficult thing to deal with, even more so for an adolescent. I'm hoping to have it taken care of this summer during his down time so that hopefully he can be back to normal for school to start in the fall. There have been a couple of flare ups and it is just a stressful and uncomfortable condition. Thanks in advance for any help or recommendations. We are willing to drive for a a good surgeon.