Pilonidal disease was first described by Hodges in 1880 and is diagnosed by the finding of a characteristic epithelial track (the sinus) situated in the skin of the natal cleft, a short distance behind the anus and generally containing hair, hence the name pilonidal taken from the Latin, meaning literally 'nest of hairs'. During the Second World War the condition was common in jeep drivers, which led to it being known as 'jeep disease'. A similar condition arises in the clefts between the fingers of barbers or hairdressers caused by customers' hair entering moist, damaged skin.
|108 London Rectal Clinic||£410 *|
|National average ( 32 hospitals/clinics )||£2,898|
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The costs for consultations vary from £185 to £400 for a first consultation or second opinion, and £155 to £185 for follow-up consultations. There are additional charges for any investigations or diagnostic tests.
Charges are routinely covered in full by all medical insurers, subject to individual policy benefit limits, restrictions and excesses. If you require surgery, you will be given an estimate of the Consultant Surgeon’s fees, so that you can check your level of cover with your insurer.
If you are not covered by medical insurance, all-inclusive packages for surgery are also available.
The following health professionals work at 108 London Rectal Clinic and also specialise in Pilonidal sinus surgery