Mr Nikhil Pawa, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at Cromwell Hospital, has launched a new treatment for pilonidal sinus disease in adolescents. Endoscopic pilonidal sinus treatment (EPSiT) is a leading-edge, non-invasive treatment option for pilonidal sinus disease.

The pilonidal sinus is a small hole at the top of the buttocks, where they divide. Sometimes, the sinus becomes infected causing pain and swelling from a pus-filled cavity which discharges for which treatment is needed.

EPSiT is a relatively new treatment that uses a small camera to review the sinus, and then the lining of the sinus is safely cauterised and cleaned with a brush.

This surgical option is less invasive than traditional options, which means less post-operative pain and a faster recovery and quality of life.

“I am excited to be able to offer EPSiT at Cromwell Hospital to adolescent patients. The treatment provides a minimally invasive surgical option which is linked to less pain and a faster recovery time, meaning patients can get back to school and their social lives quicker than before,” said Mr Nikhil Pawa Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon.