General Surgery

Niruben qualified as a Consultant General Surgeon in 2011. He is experienced in managing acute and elective general surgery conditions:

  • Appendicitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Cholecystitis
  • Bile duct stones
  • Pilonidal Sinus

Pilonidal Sinus

What is Pilonidal Sinus?

Pilonidal sinus is the formation of a blind ending tract with a nest of hair that typically occurs in the natal cleft. This commonly causes discomfort and can frequently get infected and present as an abscess requiring urgent incision and drainage.

What causes Pilonidal sinus?

This is not clearly understood, but some of the causes can be attributed to hormones, free hair or local pressure and damage to the hair follicles causing friction

Who gets pilonidal sinus?

  • A job involving a lot of sitting
  • Obese individuals
  • Patients with hairy and deep natal cleft

How is pilonidal sinus treated?

Treatment of pilonidal sinus is usually with surgery.

  • Marsupilisation of sinus tract
  • Excision of sinus tract
  • Incision & drainage of Abscess
  • Excision of sinus tract and flap reconstruction