Pilonidal cysts, or pilonidal sinus disease, are bothersome skin conditions that often develop near the tailbone. They can cause discomfort and complications, making it crucial to understand their nature. Pilonidal cysts occur when hair follicles become blocked, leading to inflammation and cyst formation. While the exact cause isn’t always clear-cut, it is widely believed to involve a combination of factors:
Pilonidal cysts often start as small, painless lumps under the skin. However, if left untreated or subjected to continued irritation, they can progress to a more troublesome state. The hallmark features of pilonidal cysts include:
While surgery is often the primary treatment for pilonidal cysts, non-surgical approaches can be crucial in managing the condition, especially for less severe cases or as part of post-operative care. Non-surgical treatments may include:
Our team of skilled colorectal surgeons specializes in performing pilonidal cyst surgery, utilizing the latest surgical techniques and equipment. Surgical intervention is often recommended when the cyst is large, recurrent, or associated with complications such as abscesses.
Dr. Nasseri and Dr. Barnajian, renowned experts in Los Angeles, specialize in the advanced treatment of pilonidal cysts. Through decades of dedication and refinement, they have perfected a cutting-edge outpatient procedure known as “bilateral fasciocutaneous gluteal flaps with tie over sutures and incorporation of extracellular matrix.” This innovative technique offers several distinct advantages over conventional methods:
Dr. Nasseri and Dr. Barnajian’s expertise extends beyond their practice. They have extensively documented and shared their technical proficiency and exceptional outcomes in peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, they have made knowledge of this technique accessible to a wider medical community, by creating high-quality instructional videos detailing the procedure, and delivered numerous talks to patients and fellow surgeons nationwide.
Preventing pilonidal cysts and reducing the risk of recurrence involves a combination of strategies and lifestyle modifications, which include:
In some cases, small pilonidal cysts may go away on their own without treatment. However, most cysts can potentially become infected, leading to the exacerbation of symptoms. Infection can occur due to factors like hair follicle irritation, bacterial invasion, or compromised hygiene practices. When a pilonidal cyst is left untreated, infected cysts can rapidly progress, causing increased pain, swelling, and more pronounced drainage.
The development of an abscess within the cyst is a common complication of infection. Abscesses can be extremely painful and require prompt medical attention to prevent further complications.
More importantly, our team of world-renowned surgeons have saved countless lives, and have enabled countless more to live healthy, happy lives.
If you are experiencing pain due to pilonidal disease, you should contact our office for an immediate evaluation. Our state-of-the-art facility provides the highest quality treatment for patients. Surgery Group of LA boasts a team of world-class colorectal surgeons, Dr. Yosef Nasseri and Dr. Moshe Barnajian who specialize in pilonidal cysts with a proven track record of successful outcomes in treating patients with this common ailment.
Surgery Group LA is a team of professional and board-licensed surgeons, who specialize of their respective fields. The institution’s project to offer sufferers with advanced and complete surgical care.
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