Pilonidal Sinus SurgeryRemoval of
Pilonidal Cyst

What is a pilonidal cyst?

A pilonidal cyst is a pocket that forms around the hair follicles in the crease between the buttocks. This may look like a small pit or a pore in the skin which contains dark spots or hair.

What is Removal of Pilonidal Cyst/pilonidal sinus surgery?

The removal of pilonidal cyst surgically when it’s infected or causing pain is called pilonidal sinus surgery.

How is the procedure

carried out?

The doctor will administer a local anesthesia to numb the skin in the region. It’s a simple procedure that will take about an hour or so.

A cut is made to the cyst to remove the pus and drain the fluid.

The wound is then filled with gauze and dressed.

How to prepare for the

surgery?

If you have a habit of consuming alcohol, inform the doctor before the surgery.

Diabetic, blood pressure patients should inform the doctor about these underlying conditions.

Quitting smoking will help greatly as it fastens the recovery process.

The doctor will ask the patient to stop any supplements and blood thinners before the surgery.

How long does it take to

recover?

It’s a small procedure and takes about an hour. The anesthetics used are very less.

The patient can return home the very same day since it’s an outpatient surgery.

The doctor will prescribe pain killers.

The wounds will heal in 15days.

A week later the doctor might ask the patient to visit the hospital for a checkup.

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