Pilonidal Cyst Specialists

Yosef Nasseri, MD, FACS, FACRS and Moshe Barnajian, MD, FACRS, two of the most esteemed colorectal surgeons nationally specializing in Pilonidal Disease

Pioneered by Dr. Nasseri & Dr. Barnajian

Cutting Edge Pilonidal Treatment

Dr Nasseri and Dr Barnajian performing a pilonidal cyst surgery.
Dr. Nasseri and Dr Barnajian are experts in the Los Angeles area in the treatment of pilonidal cysts. They have perfected a cutting-edge flap-based outpatient treatment technique to relieve their symptoms and minimize their chances of redeveloping.

When you come to the Pilonidal Institute for treatment, we evaluate if there is an associated abscess (pocket of pus). If so, the area around the abscess is numbed in the office and the pus is drained under sterile conditions. Thereafter, the patient is given instructions about wound care and prescribed a course of antibiotics. He or she follows up within a week or two for evaluation of the wound and to discuss a more definitive treatment of the pilonidal disease as described below.

If an abscess is not present and patient is presenting with a noninfected pilonidal cyst and sinus tract, Dr Nasseri and Dr Barnajian describe in detail the importance of an elective outpatient procedure, whereby the pilonidal cyst and sinus are completely removed and the wound is reconstructed and closed in a cosmetically favored fashion. Their unique, cutting edge flap based technique utilized in this operation is further discussed below.

What is a Pilonidal Cyst?

A pilonidal cyst (sacrococcygeal fistula) is an abnormal pocket in the skin that usually locates itself above the buttocks near the tailbone. The cyst looks much like a pimple and commonly contains hair and skin debris. If the cyst becomes infected it can result in a really painful abscess that requires clinical attention.

Meet The Pilonidal Specialists

Meet Dr Nasseri | Pilonidal Institute

Dr Yosef Nasseri

Yosef Nasseri, MD, FACS, FASCRS, is a double board-certified surgeon specializing in general and colorectal surgery and a leader in minimally invasive and robotic surgery. He is also an Associate Professor of surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, ranked #1 hospital in California and #2 hospital nationally.
Meet Dr Barnajian | Pilonidal Institute

Dr Moshe Barnajian

A highly regarded board-certified colorectal surgeon, and expert in minimally invasive surgery, Moshe Barnajian, MD, is committed to providing excellent care.

Patient First Approach from World Renowned Colorectal Surgeons

Conditions affecting the rectal region can be difficult to talk about for patients. Having successfully treated many patients with pilonidal disease, Dr. Nasseri and Dr. Barnajian understand the stress that patients go through and are dedicated towards providing caring and compassionate care. Our physicians will spend time listening to patients and answering all of your questions to create a personalized treatment plan.

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