Laser to cure pilonidal sinus

Laser Cure Pilonidal Sinus

Extended hours of sitting, either in front of the computer or preparing for competitive exams has led to rise in the incidence of Pilonidal Sinus amongst youngsters. Notoriously called as Jeep Driver’s Disease, this condition that is found in the tailbone area, is now a trouble for the young urban population. Proctologists at Healing Hands Clinic shed some light on this topic.

What is a Pilonidal Sinus?
The word Pilonidal means a nest of hair within a sac, whereas sinus tract is a narrow passage anywhere within the body. Thus, Pilonidal Sinus is a cyst (small sac) or tunnel in the skin that usually develops over the tailbone at the top of the cleft between the buttocks. The cyst usually contains hair and debris.

What are the causes of this condition?
The condition is more common in males, especially young adults. It’s seen in people who sit for long hours at a stretch, for ex. students, IT professionals, drivers. Men with thick, curly and coarse body hair are especially susceptible. Having a deep cleft between the buttocks also makes one prone to it. Obesity and family history are other causes.

What are the symptoms?
A person suffering from Pilonidal Sinus would usually have recurring episodes of pain or swelling in the tailbone area. There may be a yellowish pus-like or bloody discharge that may be foul-smelling. Sometimes, there is no discharge but a painful lump under the skin of that area. Certain activities like riding a bicycle or doing sit-ups may be uncomfortable.

How is it treated?
Thanks to advances in medicine, Laser is proving an excellent modality of treatment. The procedure called Laser Pilonidotomy is minimally invasive with faster wound healing as compared to the older techniques. Patients are discharged home the same day; they can perform all their chores and join office by the next day.

Healing Hands Clinic is certified Centre of Excellence in Proctology by world-renowned colorectal surgeon, Dr Antonio Longo.

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मुळव्याध, फिस्तुला, पिसोनियस सायनसचे सोपे उपचार

मुळव्याध फिस्तुला पिसोनियस सायनसचे सोपे उपचार

मुळव्याधाचा त्रास होतोय असं म्हणणार्‍या माणसांची संख्या दिवसेंदिवस वाढत आहे. दोनात एक असं याचं गुणोत्तर असून ही धोक्याची घंटा आहे. मुळातच आयुष्याच्या कुठल्या ना कुठल्या टप्प्यावर प्रत्येकालाच मुळव्याधीचा त्रास होतो. मुळव्याधीचा त्रास स्वत:बाबत असो वा कुटुंबातल्या अन्य कोणाबरोबर रक्त जाणे हा घटक तर कोणालाही घाबरवणाराच आहे. मुळव्याध बरा करणारा सोपा उपचार म्हणणार्‍या असंख्य पद्धती बाजारात आहेत. त्यातील काही पद्धतींमध्ये तर वैज्ञानिक दृष्टीकोन, वैज्ञानिक सफाईदेखील नाही. त्यामुळे कोणती उपचार पद्धती स्विकारावी याबाबत साहजिकच रूग्णांचा गोंधळ उडतो. मुळव्याध आणि फिस्तुला बरं करण्यासाठी पारंपरिक पद्धतीने केली जाणारी सर्जरी तर वेदनादायक आहेच परंतु त्यातून रिकव्हर होण्यासाठीसुद्धा दीर्घकाळ लागतो.

सध्याच्या या प्रचलित चित्राचा विचार करून कोलोरेक्टल सर्जन आणि हिलींग हॅण्डस किल्निकचे डॉ. अश्‍विन पोरवाल यांनी मुळव्याध, फिस्तुला आणि इतर गुदाशय व मलमार्गाशीसंबंधीत आजारांवर उपचार करणारी पद्धती शोधली आहे. या पद्धतीत मुळव्याधीसाठी लिओनार्डो लेसर ट्रीटमेंट वापरी जाते. या पद्धतीने रूग्णाला तातडीने फरक पडतो आणि मुख्य म्हणजे आजार पुन्हा उद्भवण्याची शक्यताही खूप कमी आहे. कुठल्याही कापाकापीशिवाय होणारी आणि वेदनाहीन असणारी उपचारपद्धती आहे. त्यामुळे रूग्ण पुढच्या ३ ते ५ दिवसांच्या आरामानंतर नियमित कामे करू शकतात. लिओनार्डो लेसर पद्धतीचा फायदा फिस्तुला झालेल्या रूग्णांनाही होतो. पिसोनियस सायनस हा आजार तर सहजासहजी बरा होत नाही मात्र याही आजाराबाबत लेसर ट्रीटमेंट काम करत असल्याचे दिसत आहे.

भारतातील प्रणेते आणि नामवंत प्रोक्टोलॅाजिस्ट डॉ. अश्‍विन पोरवाल यांनी आत्तापर्यंत मुळव्याधीचे हजारो रूग्णांना बरे केले आहे आणि फिस्तुल्याच्या अत्यंत गुंतागुंतीच्या केसमधील रुग्णांनाही यशस्वीरित्या बरे केले आहे. डॉ. पोरवाल म्हणाले, ‘शौचासाच्यावेळी रक्त जाणे ही निश्‍चितच भीतीदायक बाब आहे. त्यामुळेच आम्ही मुळव्याधीसाठी लेसर हिमोर्‍होडोप्लास्टी (एलएचपी) आणि फिस्तुलासाठी फिस्तुला ट्रॅक्ट लेसर क्लोजर या उपचारपद्धती शोधल्या आहेत. प्रोक्टोलॉजीतील या दोन्ही पद्धती अत्यंत आधुनिक असून  माझ्या आजपर्यंतच्या अनुभवाचा विचार केला तर मुळव्याधीची नुकतीच सुरवात झालेल्या रूग्णांसाठी तर या उपचारपद्धती अत्यंत सुरक्षित आणि विश्‍वसनीय आहेत. फिस्तुलाच्या संदर्भातही ही पद्धत उपकारक ठरली आहे. लिओनार्डो लेसरपद्धतीने आम्ही अगदी अवघड केसेसमध्ये यश मिळवलं आहे. ज्या केसमध्ये इतर उपचारांनी फरक पडला नाही अशाही केसमध्ये ही लेसरपद्धत काम करून गेली. आपल्या आजच्या धांदलघाईच्या जीवनशैलीत प्रत्येकालाच त्वरित आणि परिणामकारक उपचार हवे असतात. लेसरपद्धती नेमकं तेच काम करते.’

All You Need to Know about Pilonidal Sinus

“Pilonidal Sinus“ is an Italian term, which means a nest of hair, highlighting the main cause of the disease – ingrown hair. It’s a less known ailment but is common among young generation, especially males between an age group of 20 to 30. A pilonidal cyst is a cystic structure developed along the coccyx region (tailbone) in the cleft of the buttocks, located almost 4-5 cm from the anus. This cyst is filled with hair, bacteria and skin debris.

Common Symptoms

More than one cyst may also develop, which later connect to each other by tunnels formed under the skin. It eventually forms an abscess. A patient suffers from a lot of pain and soreness in the particular body part. Even after pus discharge from the cyst, it continues to fill up with detritus leading to re-infection. One must see a Colorectal Surgeon well before the sinus becomes severe. If the cyst is infected, then pus is drained out and the patient experiences fever, pain & swelling in lower spinal region and warmth & redness in the affected skin.

There may not be any noticeable symptoms indicting the occurrence of a pilonidal sinus. As soon as a small dimple-like depression is developed on the skin in natal cleft, one should immediately seek for a doctor’s assistance. This dimple-like depression is infected later to develop into a cyst filled with abscess.

Males are most likely to suffer from pilonidal sinus. Let’s see what the risk factors are.

Family history
Obesity
Profession demanding prolonged sitting or driving
Copious hair (hirsute)
Deep natal cleft

A pilonidal cyst is diagnosed by physical examination and prominent symptoms.

Pilonidal Sinus Treatment

If not infected, pilonidal sinus can be cured by medication. However, an infected sinus has to be treated by a surgery. Conventional surgery is performed under local anesthesia to remove all the debris and abscess from the cyst. However, recurrence is common, as it is estimated to occur in approximately 40%-50% of individuals. At Dr. Ashwin Porwal’s Healing Hands Clinic, Excision & Primary Closure are provided for successful pilonidal sinus treatment in and around Pune.

Maintaining hygiene in the sacrococcygeal area is critical to prevent pilonidal sinus. Keeping the area clean, dry and free of hair is the best preventive measure.

Laser treatment for Pilonidal Sinus

It is always advised to take a proper exercise on time to avoid in future ill health and to grow your immune system. Mostly people who are adaptable to sedentary lifestyle are prone to low immunity and are people suffering from most of the ailments. Science has revealed that even if you have a sedentary lifestyle you should always walk a little in every 1-2 hour for better health. Intake of water in every 2 hours is recommended for good digestion and health maintenance.

One of the major ailments that mostly sedentary people are affected is known as Pilonidal Sinus. Pilonidal Sinus occurs mostly due to prolonged sitting but is not the only reason, being overweight (obesity), a previous persistent irritation or injury to the affected area, having a hairy, deep natal cleft and a family history of the condition.

Pilonidal Sinus is an abnormal pocket in the skin that usually contains hair and skin debris. If your are facing from symptoms like external sinus opening seen at the base of spine between the buttocks, Pus discharge from the lump on lower back, history of recurrent swelling & abscess on lower back and Fever, pain.

There are some causes which add to this ailment like lack of cleanliness in sacral region, over sweating, improper sitting style and twisting of hairs below skin causing infection to hair root. A proper treatment on time is hence very necessary to overcome this ailment as more delay you make in treatment the more infection spreads causing a deeper duct in tail bone area.

If the Sinus is at just its beginning then a Pilonidal Sinus doctor will advice you some antibiotics but if the Sinus is an infected one surgery is advised. Treatment for Pilonidal sinus in Pune is now available at Healing Hands Clinic, Pune (Upcoming in Navi Mumbai, Chinchwad & Chakan).

Healing Hands Clinic is founded by Dr. Ashwin Porwal ( Colo-rectal Surgeon) who has introduced laser treatment for Pilonidal Sinus for the 1st time in India. Irrespective of other treatment the laser treatment is the best option as it provides a blood free environment, negligible pain, faster recovery, no stitches involved, no dressing required and discharge within 6-8 hours of the surgery.

Healing Hands Clinic is a Member of ECTA, ESCP, and ISO Certified and India’s First Proctology Clinic with MRI Defecography is One-Stop Clinic for Pilonidal SinusTreatment in Pune. (Opening soon in Chinchwad, Chakan and Navi mumbai).

Healing Hands Clinic (HHC) specializes in the management of anorectal diseases (Piles (Mulvyadh/Bavasir), Constipation, Fistula(Bhagandar), Rectal Prolapse, Pilonidal Sinus) Hernia, Digestive Diseases & Varicose veins via both surgical and medicinal management methods.HHC is also awarded as centre of Excellence by Dr. John Murphy (Ex-President American Hernia Society).