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What are the surgical options for hidradenitis suppurativa?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

There are several different surgical options for treating hidradenitis suppurativa. For immediate relief, the doctor may drain the pus and fluid from lesions in your skin, or remove the lesions completely. Another type of surgery involves cutting out the area of affected skin and replacing it with skin grafts. Doctors have also tried removing the skin above any tunnels caused by the condition, which can aid with healing and help keep scarring to a minimum.

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