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Methodist Sugar Land is first in county to successfully perform rhomboid flap surgery for pilonidal cyst

Sugar Land, TX - 2/23/2012

Ali Mahmood, M.D., board certified colon and rectal surgeon at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is the first surgeon in Fort Bend County to complete a rhomboid flap surgery to help a patient with a painful, chronic condition called pilonidal disease.

Ali Mahmood, M.D.Ali Mahmood, M.D.

“I am pleased to offer this procedure to people in the greater Houston area experiencing pilonidal cysts,” said Dr. Mahmood. “The main advantage over other treatments is that the cyst is far less likely to return with this procedure, giving people long-term relief and a better quality of life.”

Until now, the only treatments for pilonidal cyst involved incision and drainage of the cyst, leaving either an open or closed wound. People with this condition often face multiple surgeries over many years, as the cyst frequently returns. In addition, complications often arise from the older forms of treatments.

“Performing the rhomboid flap surgery at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital allowed the patient to receive outstanding care close to home. I am glad that I was able to use this procedure to relieve the patient of his painful and debilitating condition,” said Dr. Mahmood.

After a brief recovery period, the patient was able to return to work and his normal activities.

The rhomboid flap surgery is the latest in a long list of procedures that were first performed in Fort Bend County at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. In the last few years, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital physicians have successfully performed abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, angioplasty with stents, brain surgery, carotid artery stenting, gastric lap band surgery, open-heart surgery, robotic-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy, single port laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, urinary bladder reconstruction, video-assisted esophagomyotomy and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.

To make an appointment with Dr. Mahmood or another colon and rectal surgeon in your area, call Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s physician referral line 281-274-7500 or visit MethodistSugarLand.com.

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