SGLA’s Dr. Yosef Nasseri has developed a new minimally invasive surgical technique to treat patients suffering from Pilonidal Cysts.
Pilonidal Cysts, more commonly referred to as Tailbone Cysts, are debris filled sacs which can form under the tailbone. This sac can become infected, causing an incredible amount of pain.
Conventional surgical procedures for the removal of Tailbone Cysts have often left patients with less than desired results, with high rates of reoccurrence.
“In the past, many patients who have undergone removal of Tailbone Cysts opted for operative procedures that try to maintain a normal or cosmetic appearance of the area,” said Dr. Nasseri. He added, “in nearly 50% of these cases patients experienced a recurrence of the cysts and also had a less than desirable cosmetic results.”
Taking these numbers and his surgical knowledge into account, Dr. Nasseri developed a new minimally invasive surgical technique that has provided patients suffering from Tailbone Cysts a pathway for cosmetically pleasing results. The technique, documented in this video, allows Dr. Nasseri to excise Tailbone cysts with minimal scarring and trauma to the body. The video has been viewed more than 35,000 times since its publication.
“When a surgery causes as little trauma as possible and leaves the patient with minimal scarring, the patient’s postoperative quality of life is far higher,” said Dr. Nasseri.
Dr. Nasseri notes that “adopting these minimally invasive techniques can make a surgical procedure far more complex…fortunately, the excellent results ensure that my patients receive the best outcomes.”
A study supported by the SGLA Research Foundation, which was formally presented at a national surgery meeting, found that the group of 28 patients who underwent this new procedure had no reoccurrences after their surgery.
“These findings,” said Dr. Nasseri, “serve to bolster the efficacy of this new technique, and show that minimally invasive techniques, when properly applied, can be an effective treatment for Pilonidal Cysts.”