What is a pilonidal sinus?

Pilonidal sinuses are chronic inflammations of the natal cleft. The exact cause of the development of this disease is not yet known. This might be caused by ingrowing hair or a congenital malformation in the region of the coccyx.

Pilonidal sinuses are extremely unpleasant and might become painful if not treated properly. We specialise in the removal of pilonidal sinuses and have a high level of experience in this field.

Treatment method with good healing process

Contrary to conventional methods, we treat pilonidal sinuses in the depth. The laser developed by us removes inflammable structures and sinuses under microsurgery. The removal of a pilonidal sinus with this laser-surgical technique takes approximately 30 minutes in most cases. During the entire intervention, the pilonidal sinus is monitored with a sterile ultrasound unit. The special features of our method: When we laser sinuses, no healthy tissue is damaged. The healing process is thus quicker, easier and mostly without any pain. Typically, you can return to your daily routine already a few days after. Our hospital in particular specialises in the follow-up treatment of unsuccessful interventions. 70 percent of our patients were already treated in other hospitals.

Benefits of the laser treatment

  • Innovative laser method guarantees a gentle intervention
  • Healthy tissue is not damaged
  • No pain after the operation
  • Accelerated healing process
  • No scar formation
  • Hospital stay of only a few days

Before the intervention

A pre-examination is required in all cases. This is made with an ultrasound unit. We can thus exclude that your complaints have other causes. Should it be actually a pilonidal sinus, we will arrange a surgery date in agreement with you. The pilonidal sinus will then be removed with the laser under mild anaesthetic.

Follow-up treatment

The surgical intervention is typically followed by a hospital stay of approximately four to five days. With innovative medication we make sure that usually no pain occurs after the operation. We use a special silicone drain to guarantee a process without major complications. It prevents purulence and accelerates the healing of the pilonidal sinus. After discharge from the Wallenstein Klinik, the follow-up can be made by your general practitioner. In most cases, full healing occurs within a few weeks, scar formation occurs only in rare cases.

Wallenstein Klinik GmbH
Rothenburger Str. 243
90439 Nürnberg

+49-911-96 19 90
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