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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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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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During the initial consultation, the proctologist will carry out a physical examination for diagnosing the pilonidal sinus. The doctor will further diagnose the condition by asking about the symptoms and the medical history of the patient.

Based on the readings of the diagnostic tests, the doctor may recommend the following to the patient:

In cases of acute pilonidal sinus, the doctor may prescribe:

– Medications

– Home remedies and lifestyle changes

– Self care and maintaining of proper hygiene

– Surgical intervention [in certain rare cases]

In cases of chronic pilonidal sinus, the doctor may recommend the following:

– Incision and drainage [Open & Laser]

– Phenol injection

– Lancing

– Marsupialization

Out of all the above mentioned treatment methods, most doctors highly recommend the patent to go for the Incision and Drainage procedure. Hence, a surgical treatment, followed by home remedies and dietary changes is the best and the most effective way of treating chronic pilonidal sinus.

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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.


Post Surgery Care

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of a Pilonidal Sinus surgery in Surat?

On an average, the cost of a pilonidal sinus surgery may range anywhere between Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 95,000. But, this cost range should not be considered as an absolute as the exact cost may vary from person to person depending on multiple factors. To find out more about a proper estimate of the treatment, you can get in touch with our medical coordinators

What are the factors that determine the cost of a pilonidal sinus treatment in Surat?

The following factors determine the overall cost of a pilonidal sinus treatment in Surat:

  • Location and type of the hospital chosen to undergo the treatment
  • Doctor’s fee
  • Severity of the condition
  • Method of treatment
  • Cost of medications to be taken before and after the surgery
How do I identify if I have a pilonidal sinus?

Initially, you may not have any noticeable symptoms other than a small, dimple-like depression on the surface of your skin. However, once this depression becomes infected, it will quickly develop into a cyst or an abscess. The possible signs of infection include:

  • Swelling of the cyst
  • Pain while sitting or standing up
  • Drainage of pus or blood from the abscess, causing a foul odor
  • Sore, reddened skin around the infected area
  • Protrusion of hair from the lesion
  • Formation of one or more sinus tract or holes in the skin
  • Fever [in rare cases]
How to prevent a condition of pilonidal sinus from recurring?

The recurrence of a pilonidal sinus disease can be prevented by taking the following measures:

  • Washing the area on a daily basis with a mild soap
  • Making sure that the area is cleaned properly
  • Keeping the area completely dry
  • Avoiding prolonged sitting or standing hours
Which doctor should I consult for treating a skin condition of pilonidal sinus?

Consulting a proctologist or anorectal surgeon is the right approach to treating a condition of pilonidal cyst disease. If you are residing anywhere around Surat, you can consider consulting our highly experienced Proctologists for the safest and most effective treatment for pilonidal sinus.

Can I drain a pilonidal cyst at home?

No, you cannot drain a pilonidal cyst by yourself. If you do so, you may rather end up infecting and spreading the infection to the unaffected areas as well. The best way to permanently get rid of a pilonidal cyst is by a surgical intervention.

Will pilonidal sinus treatment be covered under insurance?

Since pilonidal sinus can cause serious life-threatening complications and have the potential to even become cancerous, most of the insurance companies cover the overall cost of the treatment. However, the insurance approval for a pilonidal sinus surgery will depend on the type of insurance policy and terms and conditions set by the insurance provider. Pristyn Care houses a dedicated insurance team to thoroughly look after all the documents and assist every patient through the claim process.

How to cure pilonidal sinus in 3 days?

Surgery is the only effective treatment that can provide relief from the condition of 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 the safest treatment that can cure pilonidal sinus in less than 3 days.

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.

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, surgical approach can be highly effective in treating pilonidal sinus. Laser surgery is the most effective and safe surgical approach for pilonidal sinus 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.

Natural remedies to treat the symptoms of the pilonidal cyst at home

The following are some natural remedies that can help in treating the symptoms of the pilonidal cyst at home:

  • Castor oil: Applying castor oil can help in getting some temporary relief from the pain and inflammation caused by pilonidal cysts. Castor oil also helps in boosting the healing of wounds.
  • Aloe vera: For ages, aloe vera has been used as one of the most effective natural remedies for treating skin problems. Applying aloe vera can help in easing the pain and discomfort and can enhance the process of healing.
  • Neem: This is one of the most commonly used remedies for treating skin problems. The antioxidants in neem are beneficial for reducing the production of melanin in the skin.
  • Warm compress: Applying a warm compress for 2 to 3 times a day can help in providing some relief from the pain and discomfort. It helps in discharging the pus in the pilonidal cyst, fostering the healing process.
  • Honey: Due to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, honey works wonders in reducing the symptoms of pilonidal cyst.
  • Turmeric: Like honey, turmeric also has anti-inflammatory properties that can significantly help and boost the process of healing.

You can try all of the above natural remedies to treat the symptoms of pilonidal sinus at home. However, it should be kept in mind that these remedies only help in treating the symptoms and can provide some temporary relief from the pain and discomfort. Using these remedies does not treat the condition. Thus surgical intervention is the only way to permanently get rid of pilonidal cysts.

Post-operative Care

After undergoing a surgical procedure, properly abiding by the doctor’s instructions and taking the following self-care measures can ensure the most effective outcome of the treatment:

  • Avoid sitting or standing for a prolonged period
  • Keep the wound dry and clean
  • Pat the area using a clean cloth or soft wipes after using the washroom
  • Do not apply creams, gels or any other medicines that can cause irritation to the skin
  • Avoid touching or squeezing the cysts
  • Protect the wound by covering the cysts with a bandage
  • Avoid stretching the anorectal area to prevent any further damage

Why choose Pristyn Care for Pilonidal Sinus Treatment in Surat?

  • Pristyn Care houses some of the best Proctologists in Surat who have more than 8 years of experience in delivering the safest and most effective treatment for diseases like pilonidal sinus with a success rate of over 90%.
  • Pristyn Care is associated with the top hospitals in Surat that are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities required to perform advanced treatment for diseases like pilonidal sinus.
  • Proctologists/General Surgeons working with Pristyn Care do a thorough consultation in the case of every patient to understand the health condition and then determine the minimally-invasive approach to treat your pilonidal cyst.
  • To ease out the commuting process for our patients, we also provide free cab facilities to bring you from home to the hospital and help you return back home after the surgery.
  • Pristyn Care strives to make the whole surgical experience for every patient a seamless one.
  • A free-of-cost follow up is provided to every patient within the first seven days of the surgery.

Booking an appointment with Pilonidal sinus doctors at Pristyn Care, Surat

In Surat, you can book an appointment with our best doctors for Pilonidal sinus treatment in the following ways:

  • By contacting our medical coordinators through the numbers provided on the top of this page.
  • By filling up the “Book your appointment” form on this page.
  • By scheduling the date, and time of an appointment with your nearest doctor in Surat by downloading the Pristyn Care mobile application.

As soon as we receive your response, our medical coordinators will get back to you. They will need your assistance in gathering some basic information like name, age, and the problem or condition. Then, they will schedule your appointment with the best pilonidal sinus doctor at your nearest location in Surat.

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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