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Quick Summary: Treating Pilonidal Cysts (Gips Procedure)

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A pilonidal cyst is a fluid-filled sac under the skin in the lower back, near the crease of the buttocks. Some aren't visible, while others can look like a small pit or dimple in the skin.

Sometimes, a pilonidal (pie-luh-NIE-dul) cyst can become infected. One way that doctors can treat an infected cyst is with the Gips procedure.

  • 45-Second Summary: Gips Procedure

    45-Second Summary: Gips Procedure

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Date reviewed: January 2022