How do you know if a surgeon is a pilonidal expert?

Few surgeons truly have a desire or interest in taking care of pilonidal patients and many of their operations make the problem worse.  

Not everyone should be performing the cleft lift.  It is technically demanding, requires good three-dimensional planning, and adequate patience to meticulously perform the operation. So, if the surgeon you’re consulting with doesn’t seem confident about the procedure or admits to performing it infrequently, consider another surgeon.

Some red flags that should encourage you to do more research:

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