Pilonidal Sinus Treatment
Laser Treatment for Pilonidal Sinus
Safehands is the best hospital for Pilonidal sinus treatment in Hyderabad. We offer advanced Laser surgery for pilonidal sinus. Laser treatment for Pilonidal sinus holds major advantages over open surgery. The laser treatment is effective and the chances of recurrence is low as compared to traditional open surgery. You can resume work the very next day unlike weeks of bed rest in case of open surgery.
Our Pilonidal sinus specialists have high success rates and have vast experience of over 15 years in treating pilonidal sinus.
What is Pilonidal Sinus?
Pilonidal sinus is a small cyst or abscess that forms near the tail bone just above the cleft at top of the buttocks. The abscess gets filled with pus, hair, dirt & some blood and leads to a foul smelling discharge. Pilonidal sinus can cause itching and excruciating pain. It mostly affects men and is also common in young adults. People with sitting jobs like drivers, software professionals, shop keepers are the most affected. In mild cases with insignificant pain medications can help ease the swelling but mostly surgery is required to correct the pilonidal sinus.
Causes & Symptoms of Pilonidal Sinus?
A variety of factors can cause pilonidal sinus including wearing Tight clothes that can make sweat and dirt deposit in the natal cleft, hormonal changes, sitting for long hours and hair puncture.
Some of the symptoms you may experience include red and sore skin around the abscess, pus and blood draining from the abscess with foul odour, pain when sitting, hair protruding from the lesion etc,..
Treatment for Pilonidal Sinus
There are several treatment options available for pilonidal sinus including medications, open surgery and laser surgery. In mild cases, medications will be used to ease the pain and antibiotics to cure the infection but it is not the permanent cure for pilonidal sinus. The sinus is situated deep under the skin and the only way to permanently cure it is by removing it completely by surgery. Open surgery is an option but laser surgery is considered the best method of treatment now a days.
Laser surgery is very effective treatment for Pilonidal Sinus. The laser treatment is minimally invasive. The laser is used to destroy the wound and collapse the infected tract. The laser surgery is performed under local anaesthesia. The chances of recurrence of pilonidal sinus after laser surgery is relatively low. The laser surgery takes about 40-60 mins and the patient can go home the same day.