What is Cystectomy (pilonidal)?

Category: Surgeries


A pilonidal cyst (or pilonidal abscess, pilonidal sinus, sacrococcygeal fistula) is a collection of skin, hair, and fluid near or on the natal cleft of the buttocks. A cystectomy is performed to remove this growth.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cystectomy (pilonidal)

Side effect Patients
Pain 2
Post-surgical pain 1


Stopped having Cystectomy (pilonidal)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 7
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Cystectomy (pilonidal)

Jun 9, 2014 (Started Jun 09, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pilonidal disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for removal of cyst on neck and back area)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: Communicate with the doctor very thoroughly and ask for his/her to repeat what you tell him/her to ensure understanding. It seems my doctor did not fully remove the cyst tissue. The cyst is now larger than before the procedure. If I remember, I'll report back after my post-operative visit on June 24.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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