Location: Baltimore, MD
Member since 1/14/2014


  • 13 total posts
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 question

Reviews & Stories

Reconstructive Surgery for Scar Tissue - Baltimore, MD

Dr. Vander Kolk has performed 2 surgeries to remove infected scar tissue from both of my axillas due to a rare condition known as hidradinitis. He has done an exceptional job! I am about to have another surgery performed by him for a panniculectomy in 2 weeks. He & his staff are very professional and knowledgeable. I will continue to be a patient as long as he is needed. READ MORE

Panniculectomy for Hidradinitis - Baltimore, MD

I am a 27 year old female that suffers from hidradenitis under both arms, groin/mons, buttock and panni/apron areas. I have documented rashes and abscesses in these areas for the last 15 years. I have had two successful surgeries to remove infected scar tissue from under both arms and buttock and now I am awaiting a panniculectomy and excision of infected groin tissue scheduled for 2/18/14.... READ MORE

Questions from Mook2006

Will they have to stretch the stomach to the vaginal area to close for panniculectomy? (photo)

I am awaiting insurance approval for a panniculectomy. I have hidradenitis/open infections under my panni and the top of my mons. The surgeon has discussed extracting the top... READ MORE

Recent comments from Mook2006

That's great. I am able to stand straight but my back has been killing me. We just need to take it easy lol READ COMMENT

Everything went well. Thanks for the support. READ COMMENT

Thank you. You have been an inspiration! READ COMMENT

Wow it feels really good when I hear from someone that can relate to this struggle. My HS also started at 12 during puberty. My doctor has me on a rifampin and clindamycin regimen that has done wonders for the HS it practically goes... READ COMMENT

Thank you very much. I most definitely will keep you updated. READ COMMENT