Some of the first research on the subject The term “pilonidal” means “nest of hair”. We know that pilonidal cysts contain loose hairs. These hairs are not “ingrown”,…Read more
All I see is pits – do I need to worry? Pilonidal disease occurs because of a deep gluteal cleft. Pressure develops in the cleft, and causes pores in the midline to enlarge. If one looks carefully,…Read more
Either before or after surgery There is a lot of confusion about getting wet when patients have open wounds, or are immediately post-op. The general instructions that we give patients after a cleft-lift…Read more
Are evil bacteria the reason why some surgery fails? Bacteria will grow and cause problems in wounds that are not healing well. Usually, when pilonidal surgery fails it is not because a patient was…Read more
Unfortunately, some patient’s experience with surgery for pilonidal disease is unsuccessful. There are patients have numerous operations over a span of many years and can not seem to have their…Read more
Many times, physicians will blame patient’s personal hygiene for either the initial development of pilonidal disease or the failure of a post operative wound to heal. In 2018 a German researcher,…Read more
We routinely take care of patients with pilonidal cysts, non-healing pilonidal wounds, and pilonidal abscesses with great success in the pediatric, teen, and adult age groups.