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    Help Still Recovering

    Hi, I am a 19 year old male new to posting on this forum and I had the cleft lift surgery with Dr.Immerman on April 20th 2021. My experience with the surgery itself was actually really good I came out of surgery with no nausea and no pain throughout my stay at the hotel which was 9 days after...
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    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...
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    Dr. Immerman - Surgery 11/26/19

    My son (16) had the cleft lift surgery performed by Dr. Immerman today. Speaking from a mom's perspective, I can say without a doubt, Dr. Immerman is the correct surgeon if you decide to go with the cleft lift procedure. He was kind, thorough in his explanation, and comforting during a time of...
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    Cleft Lift 11/12/19 - Recovery Log

    Hello everyone. I thought I would start a log to help others who may be going through this. Background: I think I am lucky because my background with pilonidal cysts is extremely minimal. A tiny lump was discovered under the skin to the left of my tailbone about four years ago. You can't see it...
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    Anxious Over Cleft Lift

    So am based in Canada and there are no cleft lift surgeons here. I have been dealing with an open wound since my last wide excision which was July 2018. I'm beyond frustrated at this point and don't know what to do, all docs want to keep cutting me apart. I thought of going to Dr. Immerman or...
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    Cleft Lift 02/08/2019 Recovery (Dr. Immerman)

    Hey guys! This forum helped me a ton so I would love to give back. I am a 22 year old male and have had zero previous surgeries! I also am by no means a professional writer, so hang with me. I intend to update this thread as often as possible, and I will answer questions the best I can! Short...
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    Cleft Lift

    I am very thankful to have found this forum! I have been dealing with pilonidal disease for 5 years. It first appeared in high school during my junior football season. Due to sports (football/baseball) I elected not to have the open excision surgery a local surgeon recommended. I have had ups...
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    Closed excision nightmare

    Hi there! My name is Katie. I am 25 years old and work as a surgical ICU nurse in Ann Arbor, Michigan. My nightmare began in March of this year. I developed my pilonidal abscess and had it drained in the ER. It was a traumatically painful experience. About 6 days after I had it drained, two...
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    Getting insurance outside of enrollment period for cleft lift

    Hello all, Been suffering from pilonidal for over a year now. Had only just now realized what it was about two months ago when I had one painful enough that i realized it wasnt an ordinary pimple or something. Fast foward to now and im trying to get a Cleft Lift procedure done by Dr Immerman...