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What is Pilonidal Sinus?

A pilonidal cyst is a small hole formed near the tailbone. The cyst may also contain dirt and hair, which when infected, causes severe pain, inflammation, and itching. People who have to sit for long hours or do not maintain proper hygiene are more to Pilonidal sinus.

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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

The doctor physically examines the pilonidal sinus and inquires about the symptoms and medications you have had for Pilonidal Sinus. A thorough examination is necessary to assess the seriousness of the situation.

Surgery

If the symptoms of Pilonidal Sinus keep getting severe with time and all the remedies fail, then reach out to your nearest doctor in Pune. The modern laser-assisted technique to get rid of Pilonidal Sinus are more effective than traditional surgery or any other remedies. If your condition has reached a stage where surgery is needed, we recommend you consult with the best pilonidal sinus doctor in Pune for the advanced surgical treatment instead of open surgery. Do not delay the treatment, and consult the nearest doctor to avoid any complications.

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Your safety is taken care of by thermal screening, social distancing, sanitized clinics and hospital rooms, sterilized surgical equipment and mandatory PPE kits during surgery.

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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 pilonidal sinus treatment in Pune?

The cost of pilonidal sinus treatment in Pune 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 Pune, you can contact a specific hospital coordinator from where you wish to get treated.

What can happen if the pilonidal sinus is left untreated?

As a result of pilonidal sinus, one can suffer from severe pain, swelling, and pus or blood discharge from the anal area. If left untreated, it can lead to complications such as:

  • recurrent anal infections
  • sinus cavities [empty space beneath the skin]
  • abscesses [pockets of infection]
What are the treatment options for pilonidal sinus?

A few of the treatment methods for curing pilonidal sinus are:

  • Laser surgery
  • Use of antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, and painkillers [medical therapy]
  • Open surgery [conventional surgery]
How laser pilonidal sinus surgery is performed?
  1. Local anesthesia is given at the site of the surgery.
  2. Once the surgical area is numb, a small incision is made to drain out the debris or pus in the sinus tract.
  3. Then, the entire sinus tract is sealed with the help of laser emitted from the laser fiber.
Will I suffer from pain during laser pilonidal sinus surgery?

No, you won’t suffer from pain and discomfort during the laser pilonidal sinus surgery because you will be under the effect of anesthesia [either local or general]. But, once the surgery is done, you can feel little discomfort and mild pain, which reduces within a few hours.

What are the lifestyle changes that need to be followed to reduce the severity of pilonidal sinus?

Below are the lifestyle modifications that can help you in reducing the severity of the pilonidal sinus.

  • Clean the wound [near the cleft of the buttocks] with soap and wash it off
  • Perform simple exercises daily for 15-30 minutes
  • Keep the anal area clean and dry all the time
  • Avoiding sitting for long periods
  • Hot compress the inflammation a few times a day
Can pilonidal sinus cause infection?

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

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

You can connect with Pristyn Care in Pune 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 are looking for online pilonidal sinus consultation, you can either call us or fill the appointment form and speak to our expert doctors.

Pilonidal sinus is quite a prevailing problem in a city like Pune. The doctors also affirm the rising cases of pilonidal sinus over the last decade. It is predominantly found in young men, but these days even the students who sit for long periods of time to study are also found to be at higher risks of pilonidal sinus. Sitting too much and having unhealthy eating habits are among the major risk factors for pilonidal sinus. Initially, there may not be much discomfort but the condition turns extremely painful in a matter of a few weeks only.

Fortunately, people residing in Pune can have easy access to the excellent daycare treatment of pilonidal sinus at Pristyn Care. We are super specialists in proctology and house the best surgeons across the country. We ensure that every patient gets proper attention and care as their good health is our utmost priority. Pristyn Care specialists provide detailed consultation and thorough diagnosis to review the severity of the pilonidal sinus in a patient. Hence, there is no blind rushing into the treatment unless the patient is at ease and convinced.

So, if you too are seeking the best possible treatment in Pune, Pristyn Care is just the right choice. Our treatment procedures are approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA)

Pilonidal cyst/sinus occurs when the coarse hair penetrates the skin and gets lodged. The infected cyst and the internal hole or sinus that develops and gets infected cause too much discomforts. The condition is extremely painful that the person cannot walk, sit or even wear fitted clothes. There is a constant state of pain, swelling and hence the misery. About 80% of the cases of the pilonidal sinus turn severe and cannot heal without a surgery.

When left untreated for months, pilonidal sinus can have dreadful complications. Some of the complications related to untreated pilonidal sinus are:

  • Infected cyst oozing out with pus or infectious substance
  • Frequent bleeding from the cyst
  • Higher chances of skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma)
  • Formation of more than one tunnel or sinuses under the skin

Therefore, in order to keep away from these complications, immediate treatment is necessary as soon as the symptoms start to surface.

When the patient makes the decision to undergo surgery, the next crucial step is to carefully choose the right surgeon. Qualification and expertise of the doctor in carrying out the pilonidal sinus surgery is nothing to be compromised with. Making compromises with treatment can have undesired repercussions. Therefore, picking up the best of healthcare providers is a must to get rid of a pesky problem like pilonidal sinus.

At Pristyn Care, we have some of the best pilonidal sinus surgeons in Pune. All the surgeons are highly qualified, skilled and well conversant with the modern treatment procedures. The doctors and the Pristyn Care team members strive hard to make the treatment smooth. Hence, our patients are ensured to receive the seamless surgical experience as promised.

Some of the best pilonidal sinus surgeons of Pristyn Care in Pune are:

  • Dr. Kundan Kharde: Qualification- MD – Physician, MS – General Surgery, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, Experience- 12 Years Experience
  • Dr. Milind Joshi: Qualification- MBBS, MS – General Surgery, Diploma In Minimal Access Surgery, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, Experience- 21 Years Experience
  • Dr. Pankaj Waykole: Qualification- MBBS, MS – General Surgery, Experience- 12 Years Experience

Pristyn Care is associated with the most-reputed and well equipped hospitals in Pune. Some of our partner hospitals in Pune are Columbia Asia, AHLL Spectra, Global Multispeciality Hospital, 7-Orange Hospitals, Rising Medicare Hospital, Chellaram Hospital, Lifepoint Multispeciality Hospital, Vishwaraj hospital, etc.

All the partner hospitals in the city have the latest technology for pilonidal sinus treatment. The hospitals follow extensive standards of hygiene, sanitization and have the modern infrastructure too. Thus, in no way, Pristyn Care partnered hospitals lag behind in extending the most comfortable stay to each and every patient.

Other cost determining factors for pilonidal sinus treatment are:

  • The type of surgery (conventional or modern)
  • Extent or severity of the condition
  • Choice of hospital and the surgeon

Pristyn Care offers modern laser based surgery to cure pilonidal sinus at a reasonable cost. As the laser treatment comes under the outpatient procedures, there are no expenses for extended hospital stay. Also, Pristyn Care team actively helps in getting insurance clearance for the treatment. So, the treatment at Pristyn Care is affordable without any compromises.

  • The best surgeons of Pristyn Care perform the laser treatment with their team. The laser treatment is the advanced and minimally invasive procedure.
  • The laser treatment is totally painless. The patient remains under the influence of the anesthesia during the treatment. The patient feels minimal discomfort even when the anesthesia wears off.
  • Provides permanent riddance from the problem with high success rate.
  • It is a quick procedure that completes under 30 minutes. This enables the patient to go back home on the same day.
  • Fast and smooth recovery period. The patient recovers completely in 2-3 days as there are no wounds or stitches left behind to heal.

Pristyn Care houses some of the super specialists in proctology. At Pristyn Care, we want to make sure that the patient gets free from the problem as fast as possible. And our dedicated team members work collectively to make this happen without any hiccup for the patient. Let’s further put forth some more benefits of choosing treatment for pilonidal sinus at Pristyn Care:

  • Only the trained surgeons perform the laser treatment for pilonidal sinus. The surgeons carry out the laser treatment with absolute precision and no scarring.
  • From consultation till the discharge from the hospital after the treatment, we provide assistance at every step. A dedicated care buddy from Pristyn Care ensures zero inconvenience at the hospital. The care buddy helps out with the hospital formalities, fast admission, and discharge from the hospital. Thus, neither the patient nor their family has to face any difficulty.
  • Free cab service from home to hospital and return on the day of the surgery is another USP of Pristyn Care. The free pick up and drop for the patient and his/her attendant helps in avoiding the discomforts while commuting for the treatment and prevents any delays.
  • Pristyn Care also offers free follow up visits to the doctor after surgery . The free follow up post-surgery encourages the patient to visit the doctor on time. And, the patient’s recovery is observed carefully by the doctor. Our doctors also provide a set of instructions with the recommended diet while recovering.
  • As a constant effort to prioritise the health and safety of the patient, Pristyn Care follows all the measures to prevent COVID-19 spread at all the clinics and partner hospitals.

People in Pune who are in need of a surgery for pilonidal sinus can get in touch with Pristyn Care. Our clinics are at different locations in Pune such as Hadapsar, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Baner, Viman Nagar, Kothrud, etc. These clinics are easily accessible from Mayur Colony, Shantiban Colony, Mahatma Society, Jijai Nagar, Bharti Nagar, Erandwane, Janaki Nagar, Bhusari Colony, Chandani Chowk, Sankalp Society, Atul Nagar, Warje, Dattawadi, Rakshalekha society, Sagar Society. Thus it is easy to fix the appointment at the nearby Pristyn Care clinic. Multiple operational clinics in Pune that are accessible without difficulty make it easier for people to consult a specialist without travelling to far off places.

People living in the neighbouring cities of Pune can also opt for laser treatment at Pristyn Care. People from Pimpri, Khadki, Alandi, Kharakvasla, Dehu, Chakan, Koregaon, Talegaon Dabhade (nearby places of Pune) can easily consult with our specialist doctors by fixing their appointment at their desired Pristyn Care clinic in Pune.

People in Pune who are currently dealing with pilonidal sinus can book their online appointment at the Pristyn Care clinic near to their residence. There are two ways to get a confirmed appointment with the doctor. You can call us on the number mentioned on this page directly or by filling out the detail form appearing on the right hand side. One of our medical representatives will get back to you to fix the appointment as soon as you submit the details in the form.

You can also download the Pristyn Care application on your phone. From the app, you can directly get in touch with one of our doctors for detailed consultation. The application enables the patient to talk to the doctor after reviewing their qualification and experience. And, it is all the more comfortable for you to consult directly from your home. But, you will be required to visit the clinic once for thorough diagnosis of the condition.

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 completely recover from laser surgery for the pilonidal sinus.
  • 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 the surgery is performed by an experienced and trained surgeon.
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