Excision of hidradenitis suppurativa is performed to remove the painful bumps under your skin and in the hair roots. Dr. Madhu Prasad, a trusted general surgeon in Anchorage, AK, and his team are experienced in hidradenitis suppurativa treatment with successful results.
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a long-term skin condition of the appocrine sweat glands. It is typically painful and releases fluid or pus. The most commonly affected areas are where you have some hair, such as in the groin, under the breasts, and under the arms. It can also occur where the skin rubs together such as between the thighs.
Blocked and inflamed hair follicles cause hidradenitis suppurativa. Other causes include:
Usually, hidradenitis suppurativa can be treated with a variety of methods. You may need to undergo surgery if your condition:
Your doctor will diagnose hidradenitis suppurativa based on your symptoms, where you have the bumps and pockets, and how often you have them. You do not need any lab test to confirm the diagnosis.
Local anesthesia is used during the surgery. Your surgeon will make a small cut in the affected skin to drain fluid from your lesion. They will do a skin graft after this procedure by removing the skin from another part of your body and using it to cover the area where the operation has been performed.
You may go home the same day or the next day depending on the procedure and your condition.
You can recover from hidradenitis suppurativa surgery within a week.
At Far North Surgery, we use state-of-the-art surgical tools and techniques for hidradenitis suppurativa treatment. Our team is experienced and qualified in treating hidradenitis suppurativa and is committed to providing great results and shorter recovery time to our patients.
Call us at 907-276-3676 to get the best treatment option for hidradenitis suppurativa or if you have any questions.