How is pilonidal disease treated?
Your child’s doctor may recommend surgery if your child has had multiple infections or is in a lot of pain. Surgery is an effective way to relieve pilonidal cyst pain and prevent infection from spreading.
During this operation, the surgeon drains the abscesses and removes the sinus tracts or tunnels and cysts. If your child has an infected cyst, the surgeon may leave the incision open to drain the infection after surgery.
Why choose us for treatment of pilonidal disease?
The care team at Children’s Hospital Colorado customizes a treatment plan based on the severity of your child’s pilonidal disease. Our multidisciplinary approach and experience with children help us to focus on treatment to minimize pain, while trying to limit the number of missed school days and activity restrictions.