Surgery Pilonidal sinus

Pilonidal sinus

Pilonidal sinus

A pilonidal sinus is a small hole or channel on the skin that occurs at the top of the buttocks, which is caused by the hairs twisting and growing into the skin, it mainly affects men and is more common in people who sit a lot. Ingrowth of hairs can lead to inflammation and infection, which sometimes requires surgical intervention.

Description of the procedure

In the case of a pilonidal abscess, it can sometimes burst on its own or be successfully treated with antibiotics, but surgery is often the only way to solve the cause of the abscess. There are several forms of surgical treatment depending on the size of the sinus and the symptoms the patient reports and whether there have been previous pilonidal sinus surgeries. The procedure itself is performed under general anesthesia and takes 20-30 minutes.

Preparation for the procedure

Before the operation, you will consult with one of our surgeons. During the examination, the doctor will explain the procedure itself and possible complications, as well as the optimal method of surgery depending on your problem. You will also be introduced to how to behave after the procedure and how to prepare for it


After the procedure, the patient relaxes in one of our apartments and is discharged the same day for home care. Full recovery from surgery is expected within 2 weeks. After surgery, discomfort and soreness in the wound area is common. In case of pain, pain-reducing medications can be taken.
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Krešimir Bagatin, MD
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