cleft lift

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    Flap procedure and cleft lifts: how long did they leave in your surgical drain?

    Just wondering what everyone's experience was..
  2. woundedgal

    Looking for Cleft Lift Experiences.. please help!!

    Hello all! I am a 24 year old female who has been experiencing the physical and mental struggles many of you have been through. Long story short I had a Pilonidal excision surgery in March of this year (2022) that was closed with stitches. Less than a month after the stitches were removed, the...
  3. A

    Open wound after cleft lift with Senapati

    Hi all, I wanted to create a thread about wounds opening up after having a cleft lift procedure with Asha Senapati. I’ve been referred to her after 9 months of grief and 3 failed surgeries with my surgeon at my local hospital. I had a cleft lift procedure with her last week (03/08/22) and she...
  4. F

    Cleft lift experience - Seattle WA

    Hello all, I've been following threads here and on reddit looking for experiences for the cleft lift surgery for a while now and figured it was only fair that I post my own experience as well for those looking into the procedure. To provide additional context I am a 27 year old male that works...
  5. H

    Has anyone ever had a failed flap surgery like this?

    Has anyone ever had a failed flap surgery that isn’t a typical specialist flap? More like a standard flap that the surgeon has tried to apply on a Pilonidal sinus? Mine sort of looks like an irregular oval of skin that’s been transplanted after a deep excision.
  6. M

    Cleft Lift surgery day 3/7/22

    Dr Marc Brand seems to be in the hall of fame here. The nurses were telling me that people travel from all over the country to have surgery by him. I’m forever thankful that he chose to specialize in this procedure, and lucky he is 40 minutes away. Being a female, I’ve seen multiple women post...
  7. M

    Cleft Lift post op daily log

    You guys all helped me so much so I figured I’d also share my daily healing. Some back story: I am a 35 year old female and had my first flare up at 21. I got it to drain by myself and had no issues up until this year, where it flared up 3x in 5 months (typically after sitting on hard surfaces...
  8. O

    Best surgeons (Indiana/Indianapolis)?

    Hi everyone! I’ve suffered from pilonidal disease for 3 years. Over time, it has definitely gotten worse. I’m trying to get a cleft lift to prevent this problem from reoccurring. Does anyone have any suggestions for surgeons in the Indianapolis area? I have a consultation with Dr Vincent...
  9. O

    Questions to assess Surgeons

    Hello! I have a consultation with a local surgeon. I’m very worried and would like to have a successful cleft lift. What questions should I ask during my consultation to make sure I have a successful cleft lift?
  10. M

    Cleft Lift Complications

    Hey y'all, been avoiding dealing with this since December but it's time to admit that I'm having complications after getting a cleft lift with Dr Immerman. I had my surgery in June last year. Around Sept/Oct it felt pretty healed, but I. November I started to notice a dull soreness in the deep...
  11. P

    Cleft Lift or other options

    Hello! I was diagnosed with my first PC in July 2021, I had it drained and packed. It completely healed within 1 1/2 weeks the cut was closed. However I was in discomfort for 3/4 months after sitting for long periods especially sitting in the car was terrible. I then had a ultrasound and they...
  12. A

    Cleft lift opened up at the bottom

    Hello everyone, so 10-11 days post op from a cleft lift, the very bottom has opened up. I am freaking out because I thought that I would finally be rid of this disease and recovery was going so well. I sent a picture to my surgeon and he said likely it will be fine, and that I should roll up a...
  13. H

    Need help, not sure what to do

    So far I have had 6 operations and I still have an open wound! My last two operations were done by Miss Senapati. I’ve had the following operations; open wound x3, karydakis, cleft closure and marsipulization. All my wounds get to a certain point then stop healing! Why? Always in the same area...
  14. L

    In a weird place right now

    I made an earlier post about two months ago about a complication I had with the cleft lift that was performed by dr.immerman and his team at evergreen surgical. It is now two months later and my wound is still not healed he has recommended a wound care specialist to care for my problem which...
  15. J

    Cleft Lift May 27, 2021 Dr. Wadie

    Hi everyone, Wanted to add to the great collection of cleft lift stories in this forum. I had cleft lift surgery with Dr. George Wadie in Raleigh, NC on May 27, 2021. There are a lot of these recovery logs for Dr. Immerman and several other doctors but not many for Dr. Wadie so I thought I would...
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    Fixing Split Incision

    Hi, I've been dealing with a split at the bottom of my cleft lift incision for a couple of months now. I have a doctors appointment scheduled for Friday at a general wound healing center where I live, as I live very far away from my surgeon. I'm really hoping they can help with finally closing...
  17. A

    Cleft Lift recovery issues

    Hi all, I'm a 20 y/o male. I decided to make an account to see if anyone on here could help. I've combed through the internet in desperate search for anything that might be helpful to me, so far to little avail. I had a pilonidal cyst I first noticed my senior year of high school. At first I...
  18. C

    Cleft Lift Recovery

    Hi everyone, I got my cleft lift surgery a little over 2 months ago with Dr. Sternberg of San Francisco. I still have pain when sitting in my desk chair. Sitting on the couch is ok. Laying on my back is just somewhat uncomfortable. I was wondering if anyone else had this problem and when I can...
  19. Dr Immerman

    New Cleft Lift Research Published

    For those of you interested in clinical research data on the success of the cleft lift procedure, here is an article I just published on my experience with 700 patients from 1993 to 2020. Click here if you would like to see the article. Dr Immerman
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    Post Cleft-Lift: Details For Anyone Considering it!

    Hi All, I posted in September 2020 about possibly getting the Cleft Lift, and I wanted to give an update for anyone considering the cleft lift surgery, as I got the surgery done with Dr. Immerman in November 2020. Some background, I'm Female 21, had an open wound for 2 years post open-excision...