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Sharp Dissection in the Cleft: Your Pilonidal Cyst Doctor Gets Technical

The skin of the intergluteal cleft is the most inhospitable region to heal a surgical wound. Moisture, bacteria, and friction each contribute.…

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My Pilonidal Cyst Doctor “Didn’t Believe in the Cleft-Lift”. The Story of Emma S.

Emma S. came to PTCNJ with a typical failed pilonidal cystectomy story. She had struggled with pilonidal disease for 12 years, and…

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Your NYC Pilonidal Cyst Doctor Weighs In On Emergency Cleft-lift Procedures

Patients with an acute pilonidal abscess need emergency drainage, this is standard. In the preoperative holding area, one of the common questions…

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Your NYC Pilonidal Specialist Weighs in on the Term “Cyst”

In pilonidal disease, the term cyst is somewhat misleading. It suggests that an outer lining or “sac” exists, which it does not.…

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Should I Go to New York City for Pilonidal Surgery?

The answer is a resounding yes. Traveling to a superspecialist for your pilonidal surgery is highly beneficial and likely critical to your…

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Red Flags That Your Prospective Surgeon is not a Pilonidal Surgeon

Your prospective surgeon has made it onto an online list of cleft-lifters. He or she markets pilonidal excisions on their professional website.…

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So You Found a Pilonidal Specialist but He is Not in Your Plan?

Patients are generally unclear about the forces that drive a physician to non-participation with major insurance plans.  The most simple explanation is…

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The Origin And Problems With The “Open Wound” Approach, From The Perspective Of A Pilonidal Specialist

For decades, surgeons have struggled with the handling of the wound following pilonidal cyst removal. Early on, the most perfect-appearing midline closures…

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To Drain Or Not To Drain: That Is The Question For The Pilonidal Surgeon

At PTCNJ, the drain used in the cleft-lift procedure is called a Blake drain. It is a closed-suction device used to evacuate…

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Besides The Cleft-lift, What Other Treatments Might A Pilonidal Specialist Offer?

At the most conservative end of the treatments spectrum, a nonsurgical depilatory technique, i.e. hair removal, may be used. This may be…

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