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Pilonidal Sinus Disease


Dr. Michael Desvigne (pronounced “deveen”) is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon serving as Director of Wound Reconstruction at Valley Wound Care Specialists in Glendale, Arizona. Originally from New York, he has traveled the globe. He served 12 years in the United States Air Force as a medical student, flight surgeon, and general surgeon. As a general surgery resident he was first introduced to wound care and did a research fellowship in wound care and hyperbaric medicine. He completed his plastic surgery training at the University of Texas San Antonio. He is board certified in general surgery, plastic surgery, hyperbaric medicine, and wound care. Previously he served as Director of Plastic Surgery at the CORE Institute focusing on orthopedic reconstruction. Additionally, Dr. Desvigne has served as medical director of several outpatient wound facilities and acute inpatient facilities, as well as initiating wound programs for multiple long-term acute care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and rehabilitation centers. Dr. Desvigne has served as a Consultant of Plastic Surgery and Wound Care at The Cancer Treatment Center of America, in Goodyear, Arizona, as well as Medical Director of Integra Home Medical Doctors directing postsurgical wound care in the home setting. His focus is on the continuum of care and optimizing management from the acute to post-acute setting. In 2017, Dr. Desvigne joined Valley Wound Care Specialists and created a new model of care with a focus on providing wound reconstruction in the office setting and minimizing the need for acute hospitalization, termed Out-Patient Wound Reconstruction (OWR). 

1.00 CME Credits | 1.00 Contact Hours

Pilonidal sinus disease is a chronic acquired inflammatory condition of the skin and subcutaneous tissue in the sacrococcygeal area. These abscesses can recur, causing a cycle of surgical intervention and poor postsurgical healing resulting in a chronic, tracking wound in an area that is difficult to heal. This session will examine patient pathways to treatment, including comprehensive wound management and patient education.