California (Southern) Surgeons

meowmeow

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Dr. David Magner
8737 Beverly Blvd #402
West Hollywood, Ca 90048
310-854-3580

He is a two hour drive from me but it has been worth it. Just had my pilonidal surgery friday. Looking forward to healing and being done with this!
 

FormalZac

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Dr. David Magner
8737 Beverly Blvd #402
West Hollywood, Ca 90048
310-854-3580

He is a two hour drive from me but it has been worth it. Just had my pilonidal surgery friday. Looking forward to healing and being done with this!


Hey can I get some more info! PLEAAASEE. What type of surgery? Or which version? Do you know how many he has done or what insurance he takes? Do you think it will heal completely where it's unnoticeable? Does he do plastic surgery as well? Any answers would help! Thanks!
 

meowmeow

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Hey can I get some more info! PLEAAASEE. What type of surgery? Or which version? Do you know how. he has done or what insurance he takes? Do you think it will heal completely where it's unnoticeable? Does he do plastic surgery as well? Any answers would help! Thanks!

He did the cyst/sinus extraction and flap. Stitched it closed and had a drain in it for 5 days. He found a 2nd cyst while he was in there and removed that as well. I have Blue Cross PPO so I only had to pay $950 out of pocket. There is a website for his office: californiacolorectalsurgeons.com. The website can answer insurance questions for you. As for it being unnoticeable... i keloid when i scar so i will neverhave an iincision be unnoticeable.
 

Danu44

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Here are some updates:

Dr Sullivan in San Diego is no longer there, Dr. Isho took over the practice. I am gonna go see him. He claims to have done the Cleft Lift before.

Here's his info:

Isho, Mayyas S, MD
Mathew Isho MD

550 Washington St Ste 821
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 686-4011

I have an appt on Tuesday. I am also seeing a plastic surgeon locally in a couple of weeks.

After doing some online research myself I came across Dr. Isho and remembered him from this post. Just wondering how he is? Did it go smoothly for you and take time to explain things to you? A caring and compassionate dr is very important to me. Thanks
 

Matte

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I am looking for a doctor in San Diego or Orange County . The only one I can find in San Diego on this site retired!!
 

Susan Stanford

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I do not know of any in San Diego but Dr. Sternberg is fantastic in San Francisco. We flew over 2000 miles for him to do a cleft lift on my son - after 4 failed excision surgeries. We kept searching for the best surgeon in our city instead of looking for the best anywhere. His website is www.pilonidalsurgery.com.
 

noridge

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After doing some online research myself I came across Dr. Isho and remembered him from this post. Just wondering how he is? Did it go smoothly for you and take time to explain things to you? A caring and compassionate dr is very important to me. Thanks
Hi Danu

Did you get pit picking done at Dr Isho's? I am planning to get one done and I am trying to ascertain if he does that
 
Hello.

My name is Dr. Stephen Yoo, and I am a board certified colorectal surgeon in Beverly Hills/Los Angeles, working out of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Not being previously aware of pilonidal.org, I have had a few patients that had found me from this site. Out of curiosity, I had looked it up. This is such a wonderful forum for such a frustrating disease. Its great to have such amazing support and resources available.

I personally use many of Dr. Bascom's techniques including pit picking and the cleft lift. I have even emailed and spoken to him on some of the more subtle points of his technique. He had invited me to come to Eugene and meet

If there is anything that I can to do help, or questions that I can answer, feel free to email me: lacolonrectal@gmail.com.

My office contact info:
9400 Brighton Way #307
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310 273-2310

You can find more information on me at:
http://www.lacolon.com/our-doctors/stephen-yoo-md
Or check me out on Yelp:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/stephen-yoo-md-beverly-hills-3

Good luck!
Dr. Yoo

Just wanted to add about my experience with Dr. Yoo. When I was finalizing surgeons for Pit picking back in 2015, I spoke with Dr. Yoo and Dr. Bascom. Both are highly competent and friendly doctors, both took the time to answer my questions and discuss details of the procedures etc. You can't go wrong with any of them. In my case, due to scheduling reasons, I decided to go ahead with Dr. Bascom and have been disease free for over 3.5 years now.
 

noridge

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Did she end up doing the surgery for you and was it successful? We just met with her as well and I wasn't too impressed with her but I could be wrong. What's your opinion?
Nope, I have had no flare ups after that, so did not end up getting a surgery by her or another surgeon yet.

Here is my opinion about her. When I met her in Feb she was very forthcoming that she has done only about 2-3 GIPS procedures. It seems her pediatric doctor colleagues do it more often and she came to know of GIPS from them. Quite likely her pediatric colleagues are in SD. If the patient is not an adult, maybe you can ask her to refer you to her pediatric colleague. Also the NY surgeon Dr Aaron Lipskar who apparently does a ton of GIPS did tell me that he knows some pediatric surgeons in SD who regularly do GIPS and that he would give me their info if they are OK with treating an adult. So one more avenue you can explore is that, you can email Dr Lipskar and ask him for info on pediatric surgeons in SD.

Dr Lopez was aware of the GIPS technical paper and was recommended to me by another surgeon in UCSD who performed a surgery on me for an unrelated problem.
 

SaddestGuy

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Hello.

My name is Dr. Stephen Yoo, and I am a board certified colorectal surgeon in Beverly Hills/Los Angeles, working out of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Not being previously aware of pilonidal.org, I have had a few patients that had found me from this site. Out of curiosity, I had looked it up. This is such a wonderful forum for such a frustrating disease. Its great to have such amazing support and resources available.

I personally use many of Dr. Bascom's techniques including pit picking and the cleft lift. I have even emailed and spoken to him on some of the more subtle points of his technique. He had invited me to come to Eugene and meet

If there is anything that I can to do help, or questions that I can answer, feel free to email me: lacolonrectal@gmail.com.

My office contact info:
9400 Brighton Way #307
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310 273-2310

You can find more information on me at:
http://www.lacolon.com/our-doctors/stephen-yoo-md
Or check me out on Yelp:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/stephen-yoo-md-beverly-hills-3

Good luck!
Dr. Yoo
Dr. Yoo, I hope you are still around. I’m trying to contact you, but I think you may have moved hospitals.
 

SaddestGuy

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Just wanted to add about my experience with Dr. Yoo. When I was finalizing surgeons for Pit picking back in 2015, I spoke with Dr. Yoo and Dr. Bascom. Both are highly competent and friendly doctors, both took the time to answer my questions and discuss details of the procedures etc. You can't go wrong with any of them. In my case, due to scheduling reasons, I decided to go ahead with Dr. Bascom and have been disease free for over 3.5 years now.
Did you go with pit picking or cleft lift? I’m trying to get ahold of Dr. Yoo, but I think he’s moved.
 

SaddestGuy

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Nope, I have had no flare ups after that, so did not end up getting a surgery by her or another surgeon yet.

Here is my opinion about her. When I met her in Feb she was very forthcoming that she has done only about 2-3 GIPS procedures. It seems her pediatric doctor colleagues do it more often and she came to know of GIPS from them. Quite likely her pediatric colleagues are in SD. If the patient is not an adult, maybe you can ask her to refer you to her pediatric colleague. Also the NY surgeon Dr Aaron Lipskar who apparently does a ton of GIPS did tell me that he knows some pediatric surgeons in SD who regularly do GIPS and that he would give me their info if they are OK with treating an adult. So one more avenue you can explore is that, you can email Dr Lipskar and ask him for info on pediatric surgeons in SD.

Dr Lopez was aware of the GIPS technical paper and was recommended to me by another surgeon in UCSD who performed a surgery on me for an unrelated problem.
Do you have Lipskar’s email? Would love to get a surgeon rec from him in Southern California
 
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