Pilonidal Disease

Pilonidal disease, or pilonidal cyst is a cyst overlying the tailbone formed when skin or other skin appendages – particularly hair form inward rather than outwards (similar to an ingrown hair).  These cysts get infected resulting in pain, redness and drainage along with or without fever or chills. These may open and drain on their own or often require oral antibiotics along with a drainage procedure to let the infection resolve. Once the infection is resolved then more definitive treatment can be performed which usually includes removal of the cyst and any of its tracts followed by local wound care for healing versus reconstruction. Dr. Som has done extensive research on the presentation and treatment of Pilonidal disease including education of other surgeons in local and national meetings on Pilnonidal disease and its treatment. He pioneered a reconstructive surgery that allows for more aesthetic healing combined with excellent cure rate. Contact us to schedule an appointment and learn more. Dr. Som and his expert team will tailor a specific treatment plan for you or your loved one that is focused on the optimal outcome with improved aesthetic results.


Som Kohanzadeh, MD, FACS

Double Board Certified General Surgeon and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Known to his patients as Dr. Som, he has focused his years of training and expertise to the treatment of Pilonidal Disease. By using his background and training in general surgery combined with his training in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Som has brought a new technique for resection and reconstruction that leads to cure with a more aesthetic centrally placed scar. Thereby, giving patients the optimal outcome aesthetically and functionally. He will tailor a plan and treatment specifically for you or your loved ones and with his expert team take you through the entire process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Pilonidal Disease?

Pilonidal cyst or disease is a pocket that forms when skin or hair grow inwards rather than outwards.

What are the symptoms associated with pilonidal disease?

Redness, pain, swelling, and often drainage from the tailbone area where the cyst is present

What are treatment options?

Oral antibiotics if infected; drainage; or surgical removal and reconstruction

Does insurance cover surgery and treatment?

Most insurance companies do cover. Our office staff is happy to check and verify your insurance and review the findings with you. Click on the Link below to verify your insurance now.

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