Pilonidal Sinus

Pilonidal Sinus is the creation of a tract in which the hair grows inwards and gets collected. This causes pus formation in the tract which creates an opening on the skin which looks like a boil. Pilonidal Sinus is mostly found near the tail bone just above the buttocks but in some patients it is also found in the armpits. In some cases the infection and the pus can be dried by keeping the site clean and by the administration of oral antibiotics. However if the infection is recurring after some time then surgery is needed to clear the tract of all the hair follicles and the destruction of the inner wall of the tract.

Conventionly Pilonidal Sinus Surgery is being done by Plastic Surgeons or General Surgeons as Flap Surgery. This type of surgery has a very long recovery period. The patient has to lie on stomach for 20-30 days after the surgery. The patient has to come to the hospital for dressing for several days after the surgery. This type of surgery means lots of time loss, money loss and discomfort to the patient. These days when the heart surgery also doesn't require more than 3 days of bed rest, putting the patient on bed rest for 15-20 days in Pilonidal Sinus surgery is simply unacceptable.

Best Technique

Dr Suresh Vatsyayann has developed a minimal invasive technique for treatment of Pilonidal Sinus which is unmatched in its simplicity and gives excellent results. The surgical technique named after Dr. Suresh is so simple that the patient walks into the OT and walks out in less than 30 minutes without any help. The patient is discharged from the hospital within few hours and can straight away do any kind of work like driving, swimming, cycling or play any kind of sports. The subsequent dressing is so simple that it can be done by any family member at home and the wound completely heals in 4 days. For best results in the management of Pilonidal Sinus one should not decide unless they have met our surgeon Dr Majid Wani who is doing the surgery using Vatsyayann Technique.

The long recovery period in the open surgery made it quite scary for the patients and they are always in search for a better technique. The technique developed by Dr Suresh is called `Wet to Dry Technique for Pilonidal Sinus Surgery'. There are two small cuts made, one at the upper end and the other at the lower end where hair go in. Both ends are throughly cleaned and hair and the debris removed.

Best Doctors and Cost

Dr Majid Rasool Wani is one of the most qualified and extensively trained General & Laparoscopic Surgeon for doing Pilonidal Sinus Surgery at Bahra Hospital. The cost of Pilonidal Surgery at Bahra Hospital is Rs. 45,000 - Rs. 60,000 depending upon the room category chosen. The hospital stay is 1 day and the patient is called for followup after 5 days. The patient is called to the hospital for removal of stitches 15 days after the surgery if flap surgery is done to treat pilonidal sinus. We are also doing Laser Surgery for the treatment of Pilonidal Sinus. In Laser surgery special Laser beam is used to collapse the sinus tract. The surgery is finished in 30 minutes and the patient walks out of the hospital within a couple of hours. The cost of Laser pilonidal sinus surgery would be Rs. 65,000 - Rs. 80,000.

If you have an individual health insurance policy then this surgery is covered after a period of 2 years from the date of inception of the policy. However if you are a beneficiary of company given policy then the surgery is covered from day one. Always go through the terms of your health insurance policy like room rent capping and co-payment to avoid any kind of financial shocks later on.

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