The research is making a difference Dr. Immerman published the article “The Bascom Cleft Lift for All Presentations of Pilonidal Disease” in February of 2021. Since then, it has had over 25,000 views…Read more
Why do “flare-ups” occur? Pilonidal disease had a tendency to intermittantly become symptomatic and then settle down. We often refer to these symptomatic episodes as “flare-ups”. Patients often question…Read more
What does the contour of the gluteal area look like after a cleft lift? When I am performing a cleft lift we are dealing with patients of various body shape, amount of body hair, and location of their…Read more
A very common question Here is the scenario: a patient has a pilonidal cyst and sees a board certified general surgeon in whom the patient has faith in their skills. The surgeon recommends a wide excision,…Read more
About minimally invasive pilonidal surgery Pit Picking (also called Bascom’s Operation, or Bascom 1) is one of the minimally invasive procedures used to treat pilonidal disease. This operation removes…Read more
Why are patient experiences so different? How do I get good information? Information from discussion with your local surgeon In general, having an appointment with a local general or colorectal surgeon…Read more
We routinely take care of patients with pilonidal cysts, non-healing pilonidal wounds, and pilonidal abscesses with great success in the pediatric, teen, and adult age groups.