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What is Pilonidal Sinus?

Pilonidal sinus is a small hole or channel under the skin and has pus or inflamed fluid accumulation, which may also contain blood. This happens in the cleft, at the lower back, or at the top of the buttocks. Pilonidal cyst or the sinus may also have hair or dirt accumulation, which may cause severe pain and foul-smelling pus or bloody discharge.

People with regular sitting jobs are at a high risk of developing pilonidal sinus or cyst. It is more common in men, as compared to women. It happens when the hair at the top of the cleft (of the buttocks) gets pushed inside the body, causing dirt to push inside. The condition gets very painful at this stage. In a lot of cases, pilonidal sinus develops from an abscess.

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Overview

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Names of pilonidal sinus in different languages:
  • Pilonidal sinus in Hindi - पाइलोनिडल साइनस
  • Pilonidal sinus in Telugu: పైలో నైడల్ సైనస్
  • Pilonidal sinus in Tamil: பைலோனிடல் சைனஸ்
  • Pilonidal sinus in Bengali - পাইলনডাইল সাইনাস
Home remedies for pilonidal sinus:
  • Take sitz baths
  • Take vitamin c and zinc supplements
  • Use essential oils to soothe the area
  • Apply castor oil to prevent inflammation in the area
  • Stay physically active to improve blood flow
Risk factors for pilonidal sinus:
  • Male sex
  • Sedentary and inactive lifestyle
  • Long hours of sitting
  • Excess body hair
  • Obesity
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Treatment

Diagnosis

A proctologist will firstly diagnose the pilonidal sinus by a physical examination. A pilonidal cyst looks like a lump, swelling, or abscess at the top(cleft) of the buttocks towards the lower back. That is the draining or bleeding area known as the sinus. The cyst is located at the top of the buttocks, and at times, the doctor may suggest blood tests for proper diagnosis. There is no requirement for imaging tests in cases of pilonidal sinus.

Surgery

An infected pilonidal sinus can lead to a lot of pain and intense discomfort during everyday activities. Surgery can help resolve this condition, so it’s important to select a treatment method with a proven success rate, such as laser ablation.

Pilonidal sinus laser treatment at Care expert has a high success rate with no risk of recurrence. By choosing this minimally invasive laser treatment, the patient has good hope that this pain-free laser surgery will be the only treatment he will ever need for pilonidal sinus. Laser surgery is a bloodless, pain-free, and quick treatment for pilonidal sinus. The laser procedure intends to clean out the infected area and remove the pit so that the infection does not occur again.

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A dedicated Care Coordinator assists you throughout the surgery journey from insurance paperwork, to free commute from home to hospital & back and admission-discharge process at the hospital.

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Our surgeons spend a lot of time with you to diagnose your condition. You are assisted in all pre-surgery medical diagnostics. We offer advanced laser and laparoscopic surgical treatment. Our procedures are USFDA approved.

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We offer free follow-up consultations and instructions including dietary tips as well as exercises to every patient to ensure they have a smooth recovery to their daily routines.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of laser pilonidal sinus treatment in Delhi?

The cost of pilonidal sinus treatment in Delhi can range between Rs. 55,000 to Rs. 67,000. But this is not an exact cost and can change from one patient to another due to multiple factors. If you wish to know the exact cost of pilonidal sinus treatment in Delhi, you can contact us.

What are the benefits of laser pilonidal sinus surgery?

Laser surgery to cure pilonidal sinus surgery involves many benefits, and a few of them are:

  • High levels of precision
  • Less damage to the surrounding healthy tissues
  • Less or minimal pain
  • No cuts or scars
  • Minimal or less bleeding
What are the risks associated with open pilonidal sinus surgery?

Open surgery for curing pilonidal sinus involves some risks, which can affect your lifestyle. A few of those risks are:

  • Bleeding
  • Severe pain and swelling in the anal area
  • Infection at the site of the surgery
  • Formation of abscess [collection of pus]
Will I suffer from pain during the pilonidal sinus surgery?

No, you won’t suffer from pain or discomfort during pilonidal sinus surgery. This is because you will be under the effect of anesthesia. Based on the severity of the pilonidal sinus, either general or local anesthesia will be administered. General anesthesia will be given to make you fall asleep or local anesthesia will be used to numb the surgical area.

How long will it take to complete laser pilonidal sinus surgery?

It may take almost 15 to 45 minutes to complete laser pilonidal sinus surgery. But the duration to complete the surgery varies from one patient to another due to multiple factors. A few of those factors which can change the duration of laser pilonidal sinus surgery are:

  • The expertise of the surgeon
  • Health condition of the patient
  • The severity of the condition [pilonidal sinus]
How to book an appointment with the best doctors at Pristyn Care, Delhi?

It is simple and easy to book an appointment with the best doctors at Pristyn Care, Delhi. You can give a call to the phone number or fill in the form that is on this page. One of our medical coordinators will call you as soon as possible and get your basic details like age, gender, address, and the medical condition you are suffering from. The medical coordinator will then book an appointment with the best doctor at your convenience.

List out the hospitals in Delhi with which Pristyn Care is associated?

In Delhi, many hospitals are associated with Pristyn Care to provide the best surgical experience to patients. A few of those hospitals are:

  • Bensups Hospital
  • IBS Hospital
  • Irene Hospital
  • AHLL Spectra
  • Sunrise Hospital
  • Tarak Hospital
  • Lifeaid Medical Centre
  • Umkal Hospital
  • Medstar
  • Jyoti Hospital
  • Goyal Hospital
  • Triton Hospital
  • Akash Hospital
Who are the best doctors to diagnose and cure pilonidal sinus in Delhi?

The number of doctors treating pilonidal sinus in Delhi has increased in the past decade. Out of several doctors, you can find the best health care providers in Delhi at Pristyn Care. A few best doctors who can easily diagnose pilonidal sinus and provide patient-centric treatment are:

  • Dr. Pankaj Sareen
  • Dr. Nikhil Narain
  • Dr. Eshan Verma
  • Dr. Ajay Verma
  • Dr. Piyush Sharma
  • Dr. Rajat Kelkar

To have a consultation with any of these best doctors, you can book an appointment by calling the phone number or filling in the form that is on this page.

Is there any ayurvedic treatment for pilonidal sinus?

The primary treatment for pilonidal sinus in Ayurveda is Ksharsutra. This is a specially medicated procedure to treat anorectal conditions by using herbal powders and strong alkali. But ayurvedic treatments are not capable of curing the disease from its root and also take a very long time to show effective results. The only treatment that provides permanent relief from the condition is surgical treatment.

Which is the best cream for pilonidal sinus?

Metronidazole is one of the best and highly effective creams for pilonidal sinus management. The cream helps in clearing up the abscess and also prevents bacteria from multiplying.

How can I find the best doctor for pilonidal sinus near me?

To find the best proctologist in Delhi who can help you with the best treatment for pilonidal sinus, you need to do thorough research first. Take references, and find out more about the doctor you want to check your condition with. Check for reviews and ratings and see what people are talking about them. Check out the doctor’s educational background and professional experience to evaluate if you can get the necessary treatment or not.

I live in Delhi. Can I consult any anorectal specialist online for the condition of pilonidal sinus?

If you are looking for an anorectal specialist in Delhi who can provide you with treatment for pilonidal sinus, you can contact Pristyn Care. Pristyn Care houses some of the best anorectal specialists in Delhi who have years of experience in treating pilonidal sinus with a high success rate.

How to cure pilonidal sinus in 3 days?

Surgery is the only effective treatment that can provide relief from the condition of the pilonidal sinus. Medicines and non-surgical treatment approaches for pilonidal sinus do not provide effective results and also take a long time to show results. Laser surgical treatment for pilonidal sinus is an advanced, highly effective, and safest treatment that can cure pilonidal sinus in less than 3 days.

How to treat pilonidal sinus with homeopathy?

Homeopathy intends to treat pilonidal sinus from the root but takes a significantly long time to show effective results. Homeopathy treats the condition as a whole, but one needs to continue the medication for a really long time. If your pilonidal sinus is rapidly growing or in case your condition is severe, homeopathy is not a plausible treatment line for you. In that case, you should consult with a proctology expert and undergo surgical treatment, which is likely to cure your condition within the shortest time.

Can pilonidal sinus cause infection?

Yes, if not treated on time, the pilonidal sinus can often become infected. Once infected, the sinus may start oozing pus and blood and release a foul odor. An infected pilonidal abscess can be extremely painful. The infected pilonidal tract is either surgically removed or treated.

Is pilonidal sinus operation safe?

Yes, pilonidal sinus operation is a very common anorectal surgery. It is safe and if performed under the supervision of a trained and experienced anorectal doctor, the surgical approach can be highly effective in treating pilonidal sinus. Laser surgery is the most effective and safe surgical approach for pilonidal sinus treatment.

What is the permanent solution for pilonidal sinus?

Most anorectal surgeons consider surgery to be the permanent and most effective treatment of pilonidal sinus. While other lines of treatment can provide temporary relief or manage the severity of the condition, a permanent cure can only be achieved through surgical treatment.

Is pilonidal sinus serious?

While the cyst alone is not very serious, once infected, the condition can be serious. Once the pilonidal sinus gets infected, it forms an abscess, causes pain, and discharges smelly discharge. In that case, one should always consult with the doctor and not resort to any other treatment.

I live in Delhi. Where can I find a pilonidal sinus specialist who can provide me online consultation?

You can connect with Pristyn Care in Delhi in case you are looking for online consultation for pilonidal sinus treatment. Our surgeons provide both online and in-person consultation for every disease treatment. If you are looking for online pilonidal sinus consultation, you can either call us or fill out the appointment form and speak to our expert doctors.

Diet and Instructions for patients with Pilonidal Sinus

  • Avoid sitting or standing continuously for long hours.
  • Adopt a physically active lifestyle
  • Add fenugreek herb to the diet, it helps with inflammation
  • Add garlic, its antibiotic and antifungal properties are helpful as well
  • Daily drink a teaspoon of honey in warm water
  • Turmeric in food, its anti-inflammatory benefits are good too
  • Take two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar daily

Advanced Laser Ablation Pilonidal Sinus Treatment in Delhi

The latest and promising treatment for pilonidal sinus is performed by laser-based surgical devices. The advanced daycare treatment is now available at Pristyn Care in Delhi. The pilonidal cyst treatment specialist at Pristyn Care uses a laser-based surgical device to coagulate the abscess and any sinus tracts leading to it. The laser energy closes and seals these spaces without harming the surrounding tissue. The cyst is taken out from a small opening, afterward, the laser coagulates the tissue to seal it. The entire treatment is painless. This makes it the best treatment for pilonidal cysts in Delhi.

Specialists at Pristyn Care hold years of experience and ample knowledge to perform daycare procedures successfully for the fast recovery of pilonidal sinus.

Different surgical treatments for pilonidal sinus

Here are the different surgical treatments for pilonidal sinus treatment:

  • Laser pilonidal sinus treatment- Laser surgery for pilonidal sinus is the most effective treatment for pilonidal sinus. During the procedure, the proctologist uses a high-intensity laser beam to close off the sinus tract. The doctor removes the entire pit of the pilonidal sinus so that the infection does not recur. It is an easier and higher precision procedure to perform as compared to the earlier mentioned types of open surgery. The treatment procedure requires only one day of dressing as there are no wounds left behind to heal. The laser energy also promotes the faster healing of the site of the surgery. Thus, it takes a very short time to recover from laser surgery for the pilonidal sinus completely.
  • Incision and drainage- Incision and drainage is an open surgical procedure recommended mostly when the cyst becomes infected. It is performed with local anesthesia to make the affected area numb. The surgeon makes an incision in the cyst to drain the infectious fluid and pus. The doctor packs the hole with gauze and leaves it open to heal. It can take up to 4-6 weeks to heal the cyst completely.
  • Pilonidal cystectomy- Pilonidal cystectomy is the surgical removal of the entire pilonidal cyst. The treatment is performed after administering general/regional anesthesia. The surgeon makes a cut to remove the affected skin along with underlying hair follicles, tissues, and dead cells. If required, the doctor packs the area with surgical gauze. In cases where the infection is severe, the doctor places a tube to drain the fluid from the cyst. The tube is removed when the entire fluid is drained from the cyst.

Are there any risks and complications involved during pilonidal sinus surgery?

If performed under the guidance and supervision of a trained proctologist, surgical treatment for pilonidal sinus will not cause any risks or complications. But, like any other surgery, there might be some complications, although not severe. Some of them are:

  • Trauma and bleeding to the site – If the surgery is not performed efficiently, there can be a chance of the anal tissues getting injured. Trauma and injury to the anal tissues can even lead to bleeding. If the surgery is performed by an experienced surgeon, the chances of any injury can be cut down drastically.
  • Infection – Like any other surgery, infection is a common side effect/ complication in case of pilonidal sinus surgery too. Infection can lead to nausea and vomiting in the person. Infection, however, is not a very serious problem and can be treated with medicines. The chances of infection in case of open surgery is much higher than in laser surgery.
  • Squamous cell carcinoma – A type of skin cancer that occurs due to uncontrolled growth of the squamous cells. The condition is not very common but not unheard of. To prevent such complications, it is extremely important that an experienced and trained surgeon performs the surgery.
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