EXCISION OF

HIDRADENITIS 

PREPARING FOR EXCISION OF HIDRADENITIS

Hidradenitis is a long term, recurrent, and painful disease in which there is inflammation (redness, tenderness, and swelling) in areas containing apocrine sweat glands in the armpits. Hidradenitis is a blockage in the hair follicles causing a mixture of boil-like lumps, areas leaking pus and scarring.

STEPS TO BOOKING:

  1. Obtain a referral form from your physician

  2. Book an appointment with our office

  3. If you are using insurance (Present insurance Card)

MEET THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST

  • Consultation booking

  • Laboratory and Imaging test completed

  • Preoperative questionnaire

   

THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE:

  • Fast 12 hours prior to surgery

  • Remember to leave all valuables at home (jewelry, money, etc.)

  • Refrain from smoking and use of alcoholic beverages

  • Shower the morning of the procedure 

SURGERY TIMELINE:

  • Patient assessment about 30 minutes after check-in

  • Anesthesia takes about 15 minutes  

  • Surgery takes about 20 minutes per armpit

  • Recovery requires about 45 minutes 

  • Upon clearance by the doctor, the patient is released

RESULTS TIMELINE:

  • Specimen took to the laboratory by the patient (If necessary)

  • Postoperative guidelines are given

  • Follow-up care

 

 

I'm ready to begin...

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BENEFITS: 

  • Helps with the discomfort caused by pus, boil-like lumps and pain 

POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS & RISK:

  • Pain after surgery 

  • An infection

  • Recurrence of the disease 

  • Non- healing wound 

  • Although the risks and complications may occur only very rarely they do sometimes occur and cannot be predicted or prevented by the physician 

     

        

                    

     

          

 

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