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Surgically removing the hair follicular unit can be effective for treating HS but it is not a Hidradenitis Suppurativacure.17% of those who seek surgery to treat HS report complications after surgery and symptoms are known to recur later on.
This video features Dr. Bobby Buka. Bobby Buka, MD, is a section chief at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Buka is also a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology & Society for Pediatric Dermatology.
Duration: 1:09. Last Updated On: Dec. 14, 2016, 1:19 a.m.
Long-term results of wide surgical excision in 106 patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Bethesda, MD: US National Library of Medicine, 2000. (Accessed December 5, 2016 at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10886270).