This is a common question from patients, who find us on the internet after struggling with this problem for months or years. Although we get more and more referrals from other physicians, most patients come to us after performing their own research.
Probably not. To perform this operation with consistent success your surgeon should be taught the procedure by a cleft-lift expert, and then have performed dozens of operations. You have a much better chance of success by traveling to see a cleft-lift expert who has experience with the procedure.
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.