There are a number of surgical procedures to drain, remove and treat an infected pilonidal sinus cyst.
A pilonidal sinus, also known as a pilonidal cyst, pilonidal abscess and pilonidal disease, is a pimple-like sac filled with hair and skin debris that forms in the crease between your buttocks, near your tailbone.
Ramsay Health Care UK is proud to provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.
We offer the latest and recommended techniques for pilonidal sinus surgery. We work alongside expert consultants who will guide and advise you on the best treatment option for your pilonidal abscess.
Ramsay offer convenient appointments without waiting so you can arrange your pilonidal sinus surgery as soon as possible to treat painful, bleeding and leaking discharge symptoms of a pilonidal sinus.
At Ramsay Health Care UK, the safety of our patients, staff and consultants is our absolute priority. All of our hospitals follow strict infection control and prevention protocols to minimise the risk of any infection, including COVID-19.
All methods of pilonidal sinus surgery are day surgeries so you can go home the same day. You can expect surgery to take between 30 and 45 minutes.
A pilonidal sinus that shows no signs of infection does not need treatment. You will be advised to watch it and wait and see if it develops any symptoms.
An infected pilonidal sinus needs treatment. If it is your first pilonidal abscess you will be given antibiotics and recommended to have your pilonidal sinus drained. Day surgery is needed for chronic conditions such as when a pilonidal sinus keeps coming back.
Your doctor will discuss your options and the best treatment for your pilonidal sinus with you.
The type of surgery for an infected pilonidal sinus will depend on your symptoms, the size of your pilonidal sinus, and whether it is your first sinus or it keeps reoccurring. A pilonidal sinus abscess will need treatment with antibiotics.
First pilonidal sinus surgery:
For recurrent infections of your pilonidal sinus, you may be recommended one of the following pilonidal sinus day surgeries:
The recovery process will depend on the type of pilonidal sinus surgery you have.
A follow-up appointment will be arranged for you to check on your recovery after your pilonidal surgery.
The cost of a pilonidal sinus surgery will depend on the exact type of surgery you require and your Ramsay hospital of choice.
This is a guide package price that estimates the costs of your procedure.
You will receive a formal quotation price following your consultation with one of our expert surgeons. This formal quote for your pilonidal sinus surgery will be valid for 60 days and includes unlimited aftercare.
Ramsay is recognised by all major medical insurers. Pilonidal sinus surgery is covered by most medical insurance policies. We advise you to obtain written authorisation from your insurance provider before starting your treatment.
We have a number of finance options if you are paying for your pilonidal sinus surgery yourself. These include:
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