Pilonidal Cyst Surgery

Learn more about the Bascom Cleft Lift  pilonidal cyst surgery treatment option.


Pilonidal FAQ

Frequently asked questions about pilonidal disease and treatment options


Telemedicine during COVID-19 pandemic

To ensure the safety of our patients and our providers, we are evaluating new and existing patients via telemedicine appointments. Please call to schedule an appointment. Although elective surgeries cannot be scheduled at this time due to state restrictions, we are able to evaluate patients, prescribe antibiotics or home remedies that can help avoid an emergency room visit


Welcome to the Boston Pilonidal Center

Advances in pilonidal surgery have made care safer and better over the last 20 years.. Since 2001, Dr. Michael Reinhorn and his team have specialized in several diseases in order to provide patients with the highest quality care.By focusing on only a few diseases, we are able to create a high volume, high quality clinic for patients with Pilonidal.

There are many different presentations for pilonidal disease and many different treatment options.  Patients can present with a simple pilonidal cyst, a painful pilonidal abscess, a draining pilonidal sinus or a combination of any of the above.  While most patients can avoid the need for pilonidal surgery, a specialist is best qualified to guide patients on care for their disease. This site was created to simplify the process of learning about the pilonidal treatment options, including medical treatment and the cleft lift procedure. Dr. Reinhorn has been performing the cleft lift (Developed by Dr. Bascom) procedure since 2006. The cleft lift, or Bascom flap, is the procedure with the highest cure rate and best long term outcomes for pilonidal disease. Please click the links above to learn more about pilonidal disease and the various treatment options.


Welcome Message from Dr. Reinhorn

Below is a video created by the staff at JOMI – this video is intended to provide surgical students information on how to perform safe pilonidal surgery.   Many hospitals and training centers pay for a subscription to this site.  Students and patients who are interested in watching this video can click on the link below.  When prompted – please create a FREE user name and password to watch the entire video.


Revision Bascom Cleft Lift Pilonidal Cystectomy

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