Pilonidal Cyst Treatment Center

Pilonidal Clinic

by VenoMedica

Pilonidal Clinic is the first medical center in Poland that offers comprehensive diagnostics and treatment of pilonidal cysts. We use atraumatic and effective surgical methods that allow for quick and full recovery.

Our Mission

The health and comfort of our patients is our priority!

Since we opened VenoMedica Specialist Medical Center we have been providing attentive care to our patients, aiming to relieve them from pain and embarrassment and to improve their quality of life.

To meet the expectations and needs of patients living with pilonidal cysts, we created the Pilonidal Clinic, whose mission is to provide reliable information about the condition and treatment options, as well as access to minimally invasive surgical treatments so our patients can recover fully and quickly.

When planning pilonidal cyst treatment, we focus on three main objectives:

1. Wound healing

Wound healing should be as fast as possible and wound care should be easy and not require the help of nurses but merely some assistance of family members.

2. The quality of life

The quality of life after surgery should be high enough for the patient to be able to function relatively normally, sit down, take a shower, sleep in supine position, drive, walk, and perform work that does not require major physical effort.

3. The risk of recurrence

The risk of recurrence should be as low as possible.

The esthetic aspect

The esthetic aspect is also important – the postsurgical wound area and the shape of the buttocks should remain as close to natural as possible, the scar should be as little visible as can be, vast and wide scars should be avoided, especially those running across the intergluteal cleft.

Treatment stages

STAGE 1

QUALIFICATION

QUALIFICATION

During the qualification visit, the doctor assesses the lesion and establishes the final diagnosis based on the patient’s symptoms and the ultrasound. Then, depending on the patient’s general condition, surgery is approved, and a suitable date is set.

STAGE 2

PREPARATION

PREPARATION

Prior to surgery, have the following tests done: CBC, CRP, and APTT.

The procedure is conducted in tumescent anesthesia, which means fasting is not necessary. The patient can eat and drink.

STAGE 3

PROCEDURE

PROCEDURE

The procedure is done in local anesthesia and lasts, depending on the method, from 1 to 2.5 hours.

Directly after the procedure, patients leave the clinic on their own.

STAGE 4

RECOMMENDATIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

Immediately after the procedure the patient can go home. Hygiene is very important in the wound healing process – during the initial stages, the dressing should be changed every day, and the wound should be rinsed with a disinfectant.

STAGE 5

WOUND HEALING

WOUND HEALING

The wound usually heals within 2 to 3 weeks (Bascom Cleft Lift) or 4 to 6 weeks (SiLaC). However, the process may take longer.

Serous discharge for a few weeks is normal. During the recovery period, it is recommended to remain patient and take care of the wound, as well as change the dressing daily.

STAGE 1

QUALIFICATION  

QUALIFICATION

During the qualification visit, the doctor assesses the lesion and establishes the final diagnosis based on the patient’s symptoms and the ultrasound. Then, depending on the patient’s general condition, surgery is approved, and a suitable date is set.

STAGE 2

PREPARATION  

PREPARATION

Prior to surgery, have the following tests done: CBC, CRP, and APTT.

The procedure is conducted in tumescent anesthesia, which means fasting is not necessary. The patient can eat and drink.

STAGE 3

PROCEDURE  

PROCEDURE

The procedure is done in local anesthesia and lasts, depending on the method, from 1 to 2.5 hours.

Directly after the procedure, patients leave the clinic on their own.

STAGE 4

RECOMMENDATIONS  

RECOMMENDATIONS

Immediately after the procedure the patient can go home. Hygiene is very important in the wound healing process – during the initial stages, the dressing should be changed every day, and the wound should be rinsed with a disinfectant.

STAGE 5

WOUND HEALING  

WOUND HEALING

The wound usually heals within 2 to 3 weeks (Bascom Cleft Lift) or 4 to 6 weeks (SiLaC). However, the process may take longer.

Serous discharge for a few weeks is normal. During the recovery period, it is recommended to remain patient and take care of the wound, as well as change the dressing daily.

nazpotoczny

NORBERT ZAPOTOCZNY MD, PhD

General and Vascular surgeon, proctologist

A graduate of the Medical Academy in Wrocław. Completed specialization in general surgery, vascular surgery, and proctology. Dr. Zapotoczny gained his knowledge and experience during numerous international internships and trainings. He has completed a course in little invasive proctologic procedures (laser treatment of hemorrhoids, pilonidal cysts, and anal fistulas) in Witten, Germany, and postgraduate studies (practical proctology) at the Postgraduate Education Medical Center at the Jagiellonian University. He has completed complicated case surgery training by Steven Immerman, MD at the Pilonidal Clinic in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The training involved surgery in particularly difficult cases with the use of the Bascom Cleft Lift method of shallowing the intergluteal cleft. 

For many years Dr. Zapotoczny had been associated with the General and Vascular Surgery Department of the Voivodship Specialist Hospital in Wrocław (ul. Kamieńskiego).

He is the co-founder of the VenoMedica Specialist Medical Center and the Pilonidal Center by VenoMedica.

Dr. Norbert Zapotoczny is a member of the International Pilonidal Society.

Patients’ opinions

Recommended – friendly and professional service. Four weeks ago I had Bascom Cleft Lift done by Dr. Norbert Zapotoczny. The doctor was very nice, but most of all, very matter-of-fact. He answered all of my doubts and concerns clearly and professionally. The procedure itself, after anesthesia, was practically painless. Both the procedure and recovery looked exactly as I was told. The contact with the clinic was very good, my emails were answered on the same day. I would also like to thank all the assistants present during the procedure. I want to thank the whole staff!

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Adam

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Professionalism and great atmosphere during yesterday’s procedure. Dr. Zapotoczny is a great specialist and I heartily recommend treatment at VenoMedica. After a procedure in a hospital, I had to lie at home for a month, while after the procedure at VenoMedica, I could function normally already on the next day, of course, with caution 🙂

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Tomasz

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We heartily recommend the clinic, great rapport with the patient, interest on the part of Dr. Zapotoczny following the procedure, empathic and friendly staff. Thank you very much for your care!

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Miłosz

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In just a few hours, Norbert solved the problem I had been struggling with for 3 years. The treatment was practically completed only four weeks after the removal of the pilonidal cyst and it took no more than 3 visits to the doctors office. The wound healed very quickly, and the procedure itself was done exactly as the doctor described it. I am highly satisfied and I recommend VenoMedica in Wrocław wholeheartedly to anyone struggling with this kind of unpleasant health condition.

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Adam

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During the consultation, the doctor explained the treatment to me in great detail. The procedure was scheduled in just two weeks. The best description of the procedure can be that I came terrified and left with a broad smile on my face. There is nothing to be afraid of, the Bascom procedure is practically painless, the atmosphere is very friendly, and I felt very well taken care of in every aspect, even at the reception desk. I heartily recommend the clinic!

Anna

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I recommend the doctor, he is a great surgeon, I’m happy I’ve found him. I had consulted four other doctors before, but it was this doctor that gained my trust. None of the previous doctors had given me precise information about the treatment, i.e. the method of treatment and how long the recovery would be after the procedure. The doctor remains in touch with the patient after the procedure, and always answers questions almost immediately.

Danuta

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