Son finally healed!

KrisNY

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My 21 year old son is finally healed after surgery with Dr. Immerman in Eau Claire, WI. He performed the "Bascom Cleft Lift" Procedure on him in November 2017. We flew to WI for the surgery from NY. The long ordeal began over 1 1/2 years ago with a "cyst" -- We had it drained & stitched up here in NY. That was done by a General Surgeon who said after 2 weeks of non-sitting, it will be healed. (Yeah right.) The area opened, got infected, bled. We then went to the Wound Center where they couldn't help. Then went to Dr. Silverman, a Plastic Surgeon in Poughkeepsie, NY, who I'm sure is great with Cool Sculpting & Breast implants but a failure with Pilonidal Cyst Disease. He operated on him and instructions were no sitting for 6 weeks! On the 7th week, the wound opened. A few months later, he did another more invasive surgery on him called the "Y Flap" procedure, which left him with a giant scar on his buttock. Same instructions and yet again, 7th week incision opened. My son was in pain, wearing pads and bleeding every single day. Silverman became arregent and had no empathy, literally blamed my son for his non-healing and washed his hands to the aftermath. With nowhere else to go, my son researched and found Dr. Immerman, in WI. At first the thought of traveling to WI was unthinkable. I'm a single mom with a job I can't afford to lose. But I had no choice but to help my son. We researched Dr. Immerman, called his office and emailed pictures and background info. on prior surgeries. His success rate is 98%. How could we not go! Fast forward to today, Feb. 2018. My son is completely healed! Minimum scarring from Dr. Immerman's procedure. The day after surgery, he was able to sit. He went back to college and regular activity. Dr. Immerman specializes in this procedure. He builds up the area where the cleft is, and the incision is literally raised and moved over so it is not inside the buttock crease. He is the best in the Country. He and his staff, the hospital, etc. were a God-Sent to us. I am so proud of my son for finding him and so happy we went. Just wish we went before Silverman.
 

Michelaa121

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I am in the same boat as your son. I went to a bad surgeon before. I am still in the process of healing and I’m scared I won’t ever heal. How long did it take for your son to fully heal after seeing this doctor?
 

Cory1

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I too had the cleft lift procedure done with Dr. Immerman last Friday. Traveled all the way from Florida. What a FANTASTIC doctor and staff!!
 

KrisNY

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I am in the same boat as your son. I went to a bad surgeon before. I am still in the process of healing and I’m scared I won’t ever heal. How long did it take for your son to fully heal after seeing this doctor?
My son was healed immediately. I know, hard to believe...But he was sitting the same evening! He had to keep a drain in for a week, but was able to sit during that healing time. Of course the next few weeks following he couldn't play sports or anything too active, but honestly, he was and is able to do everything! Please reach out to Dr. Immerman's office. I don't know where you are from, but it worth the travel. Stay in contact. Good luck and do not give up.
 

KrisNY

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I too had the cleft lift procedure done with Dr. Immerman last Friday. Traveled all the way from Florida. What a FANTASTIC doctor and staff!!
So thrilled to hear that, Cory1. The staff and doctor are AMAZING!! Good for you.
 

JonH21

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I’m in Ohio and will be traveling to see Dr. Immerman. I’ve also had 3 failed surgeries. I’m so glad to hear his success stories! It’s also encouraging to see how quickly your son was able to sit. I will be flying home 3 days after surgery so that is good for me to hear! I wish you and your son all the best!
 

Hogey

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I’m in Ohio and will be traveling to see Dr. Immerman. I’ve also had 3 failed surgeries. I’m so glad to hear his success stories! It’s also encouraging to see how quickly your son was able to sit. I will be flying home 3 days after surgery so that is good for me to hear! I wish you and your son all the best!

May I ask where in Ohio you had procedures done? I am starting to meet with surgeons and I’m so nervous.
Thank you.
 

KrisNY

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I’m in Ohio and will be traveling to see Dr. Immerman. I’ve also had 3 failed surgeries. I’m so glad to hear his success stories! It’s also encouraging to see how quickly your son was able to sit. I will be flying home 3 days after surgery so that is good for me to hear! I wish you and your son all the best!
Best of luck to you JonH21! You won't be disappointed. Wondering if 3 days is enough -- Won't you need a drain?
 

KrisNY

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May I ask where in Ohio you had procedures done? I am starting to meet with surgeons and I’m so nervous.
Thank you.
You should see Dr. Immerman instead of having any surgeon touch you in regards to Pilonidal Cyst.
 

Petunia

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Hi I’m brand new here. My son had the surgery today with Dr Immerman and we drove back home to Chicago. I’m worried about the drain but hoping it will be easy to manage.
 

Petunia

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My son was healed immediately. I know, hard to believe...But he was sitting the same evening! He had to keep a drain in for a week, but was able to sit during that healing time. Of course the next few weeks following he couldn't play sports or anything too active, but honestly, he was and is able to do everything! Please reach out to Dr. Immerman's office. I don't know where you are from, but it worth the travel. Stay in contact. Good luck and do not give up.
Hi, my son had the surgery today and we drove home (5hours) right from the recovery room. I’m a little nervous about the drain. Did you find it easy to manage? The cap had come off on the drive home and the bulb inflated and blood leaked out on my son which freaked us out but we called Dr I and he calmly explained how to just put the cap back on.
 

JonH21

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Best of luck to you JonH21! You won't be disappointed. Wondering if 3 days is enough -- Won't you need a drain?

Yes Dr. Immerman even said I can 2 days after If I wanted to. But to be extra cautious I’m staying 3. Really closer to 4. Surgery is Tue morning I’m flying home friday afternoon. My drain will be removed the following week back in Ohio.
 

Petunia

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My son had the surgery this morning and we were alllowed to drive home right after! Hope everything goes well for my son and you!
 

KrisNY

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Yes Dr. Immerman even said I can 2 days after If I wanted to. But to be extra cautious I’m staying 3. Really closer to 4. Surgery is Tue morning I’m flying home friday afternoon. My drain will be removed the following week back in Ohio.
Oh because another doctor will remove the drain. Very Good! Let us know how everything goes.
 

JonH21

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May I ask where in Ohio you had procedures done? I am starting to meet with surgeons and I’m so nervous.
Thank you.

I’m in the Dayton area. To be fair to the doctors I don’t want to put their information online. But to say the least, I’ve had bad luck thus far. I didn’t do enough research before my first few surgeries. I wish you all the luck! Just please be cautious and make sure you do your homework. Dr. Immerman is the best at what he does. If money and time permits, do yourself a favor and call him. He has been absolutely fantastic. And I haven’t even had my procedure yet.
 

Petunia

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I too had the cleft lift procedure done with Dr. Immerman last Friday. Traveled all the way from Florida. What a FANTASTIC doctor and staff!!
Hi, my 20 year old son had the surgery this morning with Dr Immerman. If we have any questions about the drain do you mind if we ask you?
 

Jaladhjin

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I'm a single mom with a job I can't afford to lose.
I'm pretty strongly considering going to Immerman from North Dakota as well.

The only thing stopping me is cost.. so if you don't mind my asking how did you manage this ?

I got the info about the specific costs & a majority of it is upfront..

I mean.. I'm not asking specifically about your personal business just kind of a.. was there some sort of insurance you were able to get that I maybe could too.. or did you figure it out through other means ?
 

KrisNY

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Hi I’m brand new here. My son had the surgery today with Dr Immerman and we drove back home to Chicago. I’m worried about the drain but hoping it will be easy to manage.
As long as you have a doctor to remove the drain, you should have no problems. The drain should not be a problem. Just follow the doctor's instructions. The last day or two, the drainage area may get sore, that's normal. If it gets really red and painful, take a picture and send to the doctor.
 
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