cleft lift

  1. L

    Have the appointment with Dr. Bascom tomorrow.

    I went through the hoops I had to go through to get the appointment and now its the night before and I'm struggling with the anxiety and fears. I believe I remember one of the ladies at his office say they plan the consultation as the same day as the surgery so I know I'm probably getting the...
  2. J

    Bascom Personal Testimonials

    Pacific Northwest - OR/WA/ID Dr. Tom Bascom is an excellent surgeon. He DOES NOT perform open or closed excisions. He performs the cleft lift/closure procedure that his father helped design. His father, although retired, often consults on his son's cases. Surgery is performed in the office...
  3. J

    GIPS procedure in Seattle?

    Does anybody know if there is anyone in Seattle who has experience performing the GIPS procedure? I looked at the hall of fame and even both of the doctors listed who perform pit picking seem to be pediatric doctors. Do they even perform pit picking on adults? There doesn’t seem to be many...
  4. S

    Cleft lift incision opened

    I’m a 16 year old girl I had surgery March 13th and had the cleft lift procedure after having 2 cysts and getting them lanced before, after my surgery I was in woundare twice a week until June my wound finally closed. And now August 1st for about a week I’ve been getting drainage and my wound...
  5. A

    Cleft Lift with Dr. Brand Recovery Log (6/16/18)

    Day 6 I had my cleft lift done by Dr. Brand this past Monday (July 16th), and I really wanted to write a recovery log so I could let you all know how I’m recovering and answer any questions you may have about cleft lifts and recovery! I had my first follow up with Dr. Brand on Friday (July...
  6. A

    How many days can I go without a BM after my cleft lift before it becomes an issue?

    Hi everyone, I had my cleft lift done on July 16th by Dr. Brand in Chicago, and if I’m being honest the more time that passes without me making a BM the more nervous I get. I have been taking stool softeners and drinking a lot of fluids, staying away from any foods that might stop me up. This...
  7. A

    Post cleft lift recovery with Dr. Marc Brand

    Hi everyone! I just had my cleft lift done yesterday morning by Dr. Brand in Chicago, and I wanted to post here to ask for advice and let you all know how it’s going. My biggest concern is my first bowel movement. Even before I had my original cyst landed in the emergency room, it was painful...
  8. pilonhealth

    Trust a no-drain Cleft Lift?

    Hey y’all! : ) As most of us have experienced, this is the last straw with me and my pilonidal cyst that I’ve had dormant for 9 years and active for 2. I’m truly considering a cleft lift with Dr. Caplan (Philly) or Dr. Rosengart (Pittsburgh). The thing is, I hear that they both don’t use...
  9. L

    I'm thinking taking the Cleft Lift route, have a couple questions..

    Hi again, I recently made a post about what I've been going through. I have my doctors appointment tomorrow for the check up a week after the lancing I just had, it had to be packed for 4-5 days, after that it couldn't really be packed anymore. Its basically back to feeling gone and what not...
  10. L

    I'm so tired of it coming back, but I'm scared. What do I do? (Long)

    Hi. As I'm typing this I'm laying on my side on the couch, feeling a good amount of pressure and pain from the same spot as usual. The stupid thing came back again. I've had it come back maybe 4-6 times, maybe even a time or two more, since I was 17. I'm 22 now. I've only had it lanced, every...
  11. P

    Post Cleft Lift 23 day Report

    Hello everyone, I had my Cleft Lift procedure done May 10th, by Dr Reinhorn at Newton Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts. I do not see much on these forums regarding Dr. Reinhorn so figured I would share some information. I am a healthy male, 24, 5'11 185. -A little background I first...
  12. A

    Debating surgery... Help!!?

    I’m finally completely fed up with my polinidal cyst. I am planning on calling a surgeon soon and booking an appointment to discuss my options regarding the cyst. From what I understand there are multiple ways to deal with the cyst, such as just draining it and packing it, to full on removing...
  13. O

    Cleft Lift Surgery Experience

    Hello all, I wanted to post a thread about my experience with the cleft lift pilonidal surgery. I have come to this website for answers about my problems for a couple months now and it has helped more than any other website or doctor. Now that I am about to have surgery, I'd like to document my...
  14. milktea

    Suggestions for cleft lift surgeons in Sacramento, CA?

    Hello everyone! I have been a reader of these forums for a couple of years now. I decided to finally make my own account and post a question I had in regards to finding a good reviewed doctor for performing cleft lifts in Sacramento. I did check out the PDF for the surgeon hall of fame but...
  15. G

    Anxious about Cleft Lift Surgery - Are there any negatives?

    I'm an active 31 year old male - or at least I was until I had my first excision last August. Two failed excision surgeries later I'm now going to see a new surgeon in Tallahassee (Dr. Rosenberg) for the cleft lift. But I'm nervous still. Today I still struggle to walk long distances, sitting is...
  16. L

    Antibiotics, Boyfriend, Cleft Lift

    Hi, I have had this disease for about 4 years and all has been fine since my first flare up until recently. The pain is not severe at all and the area is just slightly puffy—I was prescribed Keflex which didn’t work and recently went to my family doctor who prescribed me Bactrim...
  17. C

    my pilonidal journey - cleft lift surgery 4/13/18 - healed within 1 month

    Just wanted to start a thread discussing my issues in case what I'm doing is successful and could potentially help someone else as I have been on these forums quite a bit. Just a bit about myself currently. Mid 30s, somewhat athletic(play multiple sports), typically workout, but went from...
  18. S

    Cleft lift after lancing x2

    Hi everyone, I have been suffering with PS for about 3 years and a half now. I have taken over 10 courses of antibiotics to help flare-ups. I had my first lancing in November 2016 where I had to have emergency surgery. After my first lancing, I went 8 months without any problems. I then...
  19. H

    Cleft lift revision question

    Hey everyone :) I had a question about timeline for healing. I had the cleft lift completed in January 2018, had some post op complications. The bottom part opened due to fluid build up (no drain was placed) and then right above it, two internal stitches had popped through. My surgeon (who is...
  20. X

    Quickly Recurring Pilonidal

    Hello everyone! I've been reading this site for a while and want to share my story. Any and all advice is appreciated! At the beginning of July, I started noticing a "weird feeling" at the top of my tailbone. Nothing crazy at first, but enough for me to mention it to my husband a few times...
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