Piles Procedure Best Centre for Piles Treatment Recover in 1 day Request a Call-back 60+ Best doctors in town 100+ Satisfied Customers 100+ Satisfied Customers 12+ Clinics Team of Qualified & Experienced Doctors All insurance accepted 24*7 Support World-Class Medical Facilities Team of Qualified & Experienced Doctors All insurance accepted 24*7 Support World-Class Medical Facilities Practo Care Surgeries: Your chance to free yourself of Pilonidal Sinus Experienced doctors and incredible treatments Book an Appointment Practo Care Surgeries: Your chance to free yourself of Pilonidal Sinus Experienced doctors and incredible treatments Book an Appointment Our Experts Surgical experts at Practo Care Surgeries come with 10+ years of experience in treating 50+ ailments. Dr. Harshwardhan Subhedar General Surgeon, Laparoscopic Surgeon ● 15 Years Experience Overall ●10000 + Surgeries Performed 4.9 Dr. Priyesh Naik General Surgeon, Laparoscopic Surgeon ● 20 Years Experience Overall ●17000 + Surgeries Performed 4.7 Dr. Jeetendra Jadhav MS- General Surgery ● 16 Years Experience Overall ●12000 + Surgeries Performed 4.5 Want to know more about our experts? Book an Appointment Treatments we offer Get access to the best treatment options and expert care for improved outcomes. 1. Excision and Primary Closure Treatments we offer Excision and Primary Closure is the method that involves the removal of the part of the skin which consists of the sinus (by cutting out an oval flap on either side) and stitching the skin back together. The wound heals faster compared to the open technique but the chances of the infection coming back are higher. 2. Wide Excision Treatments we offer The method of wide excision involves the removal of the sinus along with a wide margin of the skin around the sinus. Here the wound is not stitched close but is left open to heal by itself. A sterile dressing is applied over the wound and it takes 4-5 weeks for complete recovery. This process is called healing by secondary intention. The advantage of this method is that there is complete removal of the infected tissue and a lower risk of recurrence. 3. Plastic Surgery Technique Treatments we offer The plastic surgery technique is used when there is recurring sinus formation or the wound is extensively large. Sinus is removed by surgery and the skin is refashioned by taking a flap from the nearby skin. This is a 2 – 3 hour procedure and is done under general anesthesia. The patient is required to stay in the hospital for 2 to 3 days after the procedure. 4. Laser Surgery Technique (Laser epilation of the natal cleft) Treatments we offer The laser surgery technique is adopted by many surgeons as an adjunct to surgical interventions. Laser surgery has the advantage of preventing the recurrence of the sinus, which conventional and surgical treatments lack. Several patients opt for the laser surgery technique for a painless treatment. 5. Non-Surgical Method Treatments we offer According to the latest upgrades, the best treatment option for pilonidal sinus disease is crystallized phenol treatment with laser depilation. It is considered to be minimally invasive and continues to find more support. The most common conservative treatment is the administration of phenol to the sinuses. Want to know more about our experts? Book an Appointment What is a Pilonidal Sinus? Pilonidal sinus is a type of skin infection. Here, a small hole or cyst (fluid or pus-filled sac) develops in the skin in the cleft of the buttocks. A pilonidal sinus develops when hair in that area curls over and grows into the skin, resulting in an infection. It forms a tract that opens into the skin as a whole. Many times, it gets infected and leads to the formation of pus and blood, causing severe pain.Pilonidal Sinus is an abnormal skin growth located at the tailbone that consists of hair and skin. The cyst is generally located near the tailbone and can get easily infected. Symptoms of an infected cyst involve pain, reddened skin, or drainage of pus or blood. The treatment for this condition includes drainage and surgical removal of the cyst. 1. What Causes a Pilonidal Sinus? The hair between the buttocks can be pushed inwards due to a skin problem, pressure or friction. This can either be hair growing around the buttock area, or loose hair shed that stays in the buttocks or elsewhere that gathers around the buttock cleft and enters the pilonidal sinus.Pilonidal sinuses are common in adults over the age of 40, especially in men. The cause of a pilonidal sinus is not clear; it may be due to prolonged sitting that causes friction and forces the hair growing in the buttocks to curl over. 2. How Does a Pilonidal Sinus Develop? The inward growth of hair instead of the original upward direction leads to the development of Pilonidal sinus. The hair gets stuck inside the skin, causing irritation. This prolonged irritation causes the skin to become infected. Pus formation can occur once the infection sets in and a sinus develops which consists of the hair that opens onto the surface of the skin. 3. What Are The Signs And Symptoms of a Pilonidal Sinus? In the initial stages, a pilonidal sinus does not present any symptoms apart from a lump that may be felt between the buttocks during a wash. In some instances however, symptoms develop that can be acute or chronic.The signs and symptoms of a pilonidal sinus include the following: Pain, redness and swellingFoul-smelling pusBlood draining out from the sinusHair protruding from the lesionMore than one sinus tract, or holes formation on the skin 4. How is a Pilonidal Sinus Diagnosed? The diagnosis is conducted with a complete physical examination. During the examination, the doctor checks the crease of your buttocks for signs of a pilonidal cyst. If you have a pilonidal cyst, it should be visible to the naked eye.The doctor will then diagnose a pilonidal sinus based on the signs. The signs of infection include:Cyst becomes larger, filled with pus and hairAn abscess which keeps discharging pusPain present while sitting or standingHigh-grade feverHair protrudes out from the sinusMore than one sinus tract is found on the skin on examination 5. What Happens After Pilonidal Sinus Surgery ? If you have undergone an open surgery, you will need to change the dressing over the cut regularly. This can be done at the doctor’s clinic or by yourself. The wound should be cleaned once a day before the new dressing is applied. You may choose to take a warm bath to clean your wounds; remember to not add scented shower gels or other perfumed products to your bath until the wound has healed completely.In the closed method, it is advised to keep the area clean and dry until the stitches are removed. To prevent pilonidal sinus from recurring, keep the desired area free from hairs and clean it regularly to avoid the risk of infection.You can resume office work after 10 days to 2 weeks after the treatment. Regular exercise will speed up the recovery and help you to return to normal activities at the earliest. Check with your doctor before you start exercising. Read More Practo Care Surgeries Safe and advanced surgical treatment. Want to know more about our clinics? Book an Appointment Fairfield Derma Clinic Fairfield Derma Clinic Want to know more about our clinics? Book an Appointment Best in town treatments for Pilonidal Sinus at Fairfield Get treated by expert medical professionals Best in town treatments for Pilonidal Sinus at Fairfield Get treated by expert medical professionals Hear it from our patients I got my Pilonidal surgery done a few days back at Fairfield. The experience was smooth and trouble free. The doctors were very patient and tactfully did my surgery. I would recommend Fairfield to anyone looking for Pilonidal Sinus. Robin DsouzaDirector The cost of my pilonidal surgery was covered with the insurance I had. Thus, I did not have to worry about the cost of the surgery. I would definitely recommend Fairfield if you need to get your Pilonidal sinus surgery done.Nitisha SolankiSales Head I opted for the laser surgery for my Pilonidal sinus and it was a painless treatment. I was worried before the surgery but eventually everything went smooth and conveniently. Karuna Desai Marketing Manager Fairfield is the best place to get your Pilonidal sinus done. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a surgery for Pilonidal sinus. Best doctors and incredible treatment. Gagandeep SinghManaging Director Fairfield Healthcare to touch the lives of millions, providing the best care and world-class treatment for the community. Why Practo Care Surgeries? We bring expertise, care and technology together to give you end-to-end surgical solutions for 50+ ailments. 60+ Best doctors in town 100+ Satisfied Customers 12+ Clinics Why Practo Care Surgeries? We bring expertise, care and technology together to give you end-to-end surgical solutions for 50+ ailments. 60+ Best doctors in town 100+ Satisfied Customers 12+ Clinics Team of Best Piles Specialists All insurance accepted 24*7 Support World-Class Medical Facilities 4.5+ Avg rating 100+ Doctors 60+ Clinics 12+ locations 4.5+ Avg rating Frequently Asked Questions What Are The Complications of Pilonidal Sinus Surgery? The postoperative complications in the first month can include wound infection signs such as pain, tenderness and erythema, along with hematoma, seroma, and wound separation. Who Can Perform Pilonidal Sinus Surgery? A primary care physician, emergency medicine physician, a general surgeon, or a colorectal surgeon can perform the procedure if the cyst needs to be drained.A colorectal, as well as a general surgeon can thus perform the surgery as they have been trained to administer this treatment. Can Pilonidal Sinus be Treated Without Surgery? Treatment without surgery can be managed by simply removing the hair embedded in the sinus, if it is not infected. Moreover, laser hair removal in the region can help prevent further complications of the patients. How Much Does Pilonidal Sinus Surgery Cost? Normal surgeries cost around INR 40,000 to INR 45,000. Laser surgeries can cost you around INR 55,000 to INR 60,000 depending upon the type of surgery. This may vary on a case-to-case basis depending upon the procedure, complexities associated with the disease, institution, and geographical location. Is Pilonidal Sinus Surgery Covered Under Insurance? If the cyst has been infected or is painful for the patient, the procedure is usually covered by insurance. The surgery will not be covered by insurance if the cyst removal is for cosmetic purposes. What is the Recovery Time After Surgery? The patient is taken to the recovery room after the surgery and is kept under observation for 45 minutes – 2 hours. The patient may have to stay for a longer period depending on the pilonidal surgery and how fast they wake from the anaesthesia.