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Treating Hidradentis Suppurativa (HS) with a Multidisciplinary Approach

Our multidisciplinary clinic offers you close collaboration between specialists in different areas of medicine, including dermatologists, surgeons, and wound care specialists. The team will evaluate your symptoms, offer immediate treatment options, help you set goals, answer your questions and provide additional resources to help you manage your condition. This can include pain management, nutritional assessment, primary care, endocrinology and counseling. The team also hosts a local patient advocacy and support group, Hope for HS.

A process that might normally take weeks is completed in a single day at our multidisciplinary clinic. For you, this means a coordinated care plan as you leave the clinic.

After your initial diagnosis and care plan, we are here to help you thrive with ongoing care focused on helping you manage your HS long-term. This means that our experts will coordinate with your primary care physician or other specialists to ensure you get the personalized, expert care you need.


For more information or to make an appointment, call our team at (804) 828-2403.

What is Hidradentis Suppurativa (HS)?

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that causes painful boils to form, usually in skin folds. Boils caused by HS are not contagious, tend to appear on both sides of the body symmetrically and often reoccur in the same places. The most common places affected by HS are folds under the arms, breasts, and stomach, as well as the groin, genital area, buttocks, neck and behind the ears.

Risk factors for HS

Some conditions associated with HS can increase your risk for the disease. These conditions include:

  • Acne Conglobata
  • Diabetes
  • Dissecting Cellulitis
  • Heart Disease
  • Higher Body Mass Indices or BMI
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Nicotine use
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Spondyloarthropathy

Diagnosing HS

HS can significantly affect your quality of life, so it’s important to find a trusted and experienced medical team who can deliver answers and hope. We offer private, individual consultations with a team of specialists who evaluate your symptoms and provide an informed diagnosis.

Your care team

Stephanie Goldberg, MD, FACS

Joi Lenczowski, MD

Clinical Trials

If you are interested in participating in a clinical trial, please contact us at (804) 828-2403.