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What is anal fistula?

An anal fistula is an abnormal connection between the anal canal and the perianal skin. Pristyn Care offers the latest minimally invasive laser technology to treat fistula. This process allows treating anal fistula without pain and nominal recurrence rate.

Traditional techniques to treat fistula are extremely painful and cause a lot of discomfort to the patients because of the constant anal discharge. Therefore, people look for laser treatment to treat anal fistula in Coimbatore.

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Best Doctors For Anal Fistula in Coimbatore

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    Dr. S. Kumarswamy (vFaB5PSDS4)

    Dr. S. Kumarswamy

    MBBS, MS-General Surgery
    20 Yrs.Exp.

    4.7/5

    20 + Years

    Coimbatore

    General Surgeon

    Laparoscopic Surgeon

    Proctologist

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    Dr. Sathya Deepa (QxY52aCC9u)

    Dr. Sathya Deepa

    MBBS, MS-General Surgery
    15 Yrs.Exp.

    4.9/5

    15 + Years

    Coimbatore

    General Surgeon

    Laparoscopic Surgeon

    Proctologist

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    6366-370-311
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    Dr. Emmanuel Stephen J (Bhh6pUlvyV)

    Dr. Emmanuel Stephen J

    MBBS, MS
    12 Yrs.Exp.

    4.6/5

    12 + Years

    Coimbatore

    General Surgeon

    Laparoscopic Surgeon

    Vascular Surgeon

    Proctologist and a Laser Specialist

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  • Overview

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    Names of anal fistula in different languages:
    • Anal fistula in Hindi - भगन्दर
    • Anal fistula in Tamil - குத ஃபிஸ்துலாக்களு
    • Anal fistula in Telugu - ఆనల్ ఫిస్టులా
    • Anal fistula in Marathi गुदद्वारासंबंधीचा फिस्टुला
    • Anal fistula in Bengali - মলদ্বারের ফিস্টুলা
    Types of anal fistula:
    • Intersphincteric fistula
    • Transsphincteric fistula
    • Suprasphincteric fistula
    • Extrasphincteric fistula
    Risk factors of anal fistula:
    • Trauma to the anal tissues
    • Previous history of anal fistula or anal abscess
    • Crohn's disease
    • Ulcerative colitis
    • Anal infections including HIV and tuberculosis
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    • All insurances covered
    • Paperwork support by Pristyn Care
    • Complete paperwork assistance
    Why Pristyn Care?
    • Private room for patients with attendant stay & meals
    • USFDA approved fistula treatment
    • Insurance covers the treatment
    • Free cab pickup & drop facility
    • Free follow ups post surgery
    Home remedies for anal fissure:
    • Take sitz baths
    • Add fiber to your diet
    • Take stool softeners
    • Avoid straining during bowel movements
    • Drink adequate fluids
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    Treatment

    Diagnosis

    The diagnosis of anal fistula is usually done through a gentle visual inspection. However, some fistulas are not that easy to spot. In that scenario, the doctor will look for signs like oozing fluid or bleeding inside the anal canal. Most probably, the doctor will recommend some colon and rectal imaging tests such as X-ray, CT scan, colonoscopy to rule out the possibility of other medical conditions. As there are various types of anal fistula, the appropriate treatment method for anal fistula is chosen according to the type.

    Procedure

    Surgery is the only cure for anal fistula, but conventional surgical methods had many risks and complications. Due to this, Pristyn Care surgeons rely on advanced yet safe laser technology. In the procedure, a laser beam is used to ablate the fistula. The radial fiber emits laser energy at 360 degrees as it is gradually withdrawn from the external orifice. It is an anal sphincter-saving treatment whose success primarily depends on the efficacy of the tools and the surgeons. Once the fistula is drained and ablated, it is sealed properly without any stitches. The laser technology has minimal complications and it prevents the recurrence of anal fistula allowing it to heal faster than usual.

    In Our Doctor's Words

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    Dr. Sanjeev Gupta

    MBBS, MS- General Surgeon

    25 Years Experience

    "Fistula, in general is very painful. You suffer a constant pain, irritation and smelly discharge around your anus. With time, not only your bowel movements but simple activities like sitting/ walking becomes difficult too. These days, I see not old but equally many men in middle and younger ages with similar symptoms. This is happening precisely because of today's inactive lifestyle, increasing dependence on junk food, stress and long sitting hours. The trend is dangerous. I highly encourage you have balanced, home cooked meal and walk at least thirty [30] minutes everyday. But, if a fistula has already formed, do not trust just home remedies/ OTC care. Meet a proctologist and seek proper guidance before it turns severe or risks forming infection or other anorectal diseases. Also, remember that while exercise and yoga can help in its prevention in the anorectal diseases, they will not help once the fistula has already formed. In fact, any excess movement/ or exercise during this time can cause friction, rupture, infection and way more pain than bearable. So, in my opinion, seek a proper medical attention at the earliest and let your doctor decide the best course of action."

    Why Pristyn Care for Fistula Surgery?

    Delivering Seamless Surgical Experience in India

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    Advanced Treatment Through Laser Surgery

    At Pristyn Care, you can avail advanced fistula treatment surgery using a laser for better results and quicker recovery without any postoperative complications.

    02.

    FREE Appointment with Experienced Proctologists

    At Pristyn Care, we have expert proctologists with 8-10 years of experience in performing advanced fistula treatment surgery with successful results.

    03.

    Quick Recovery With Effective Results

    Pristyn Care promises quick recovery from fistula pain with advanced treatments. Most patients experience effective relief from anal pain and discomfort within a couple of weeks of treatment.

    04.

    End-to-end Process Assistance

    Pristyn Care provides end-to-end process handling for all patients. From the beginning of the fistula treatment to treatment conclusion, a care coordinator will remain in touch with you.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How much does fistula operation cost in Coimbatore? 

    Fistula operation cost in Coimbatore ranges between Rs.35,000 to Rs.45,000 which may vary for each individual depending upon various influencing factors such as severity of the fistula, hospital charges, medication cost, doctor fee, the price of diagnostic tests, insurance support etc.

    When to see a doctor for a fistula?

    Fistula is a disease that won’t heal on its own. Hence, you should see a doctor as soon as you notice symptoms like blood or pus discharge, pain in anal region, skin maceration, etc. You can connect with Pristyn Care doctors in Coimbatore and discuss your problem with them.

    What does Pristyn Care offer for fistula treatment?

    Pristyn Care provides standard services to the patients seeking fistula treatment in Coimbatore, such as, discount on diagnostic tests, a single deluxe room for hospital stay, free post-surgery follow-ups, and an assisted surgical experience.

    What is the success rate of fistula treatment with Pristyn Care?

    The success rate of fistula treatment depends on several factors, such as severity of the disease, associated risks, experience of the surgeon, etc. At Pristyn Care, our doctors account all the factors and carefully perform the surgery with a success rate of more than 90%.

    How can I follow-up with the doctor after surgery? 

    Before discharge, Pristyn Care doctors provide a complete recovery plan to the patients. However, if the patient wants a follow-up, he/she can connect with the medical coordinator and they will schedule an appointment with the doctor without additional charges. Then you can discuss and resolve your doubts and concerns properly.

    How to care for the fistula surgical wound?

    • You can apply ice multiple times a day for 10-20 minutes.
    • Soak your anus in warm water for 15-20 minutes everyday.
    • When you sit on the toilet seat, support your feet with a step stool.
    • Place a gauze or maxi pad to absorb the drainage from your anal fistula.

    Can anal fistula or fistula abscess recur?

    According to medical reports, more than 50 percent of anal fistulas may recur or re-presnet as a new fistula.Fistulas have a potential of recurring despite proper treatment. However, the recurrence rate is dependent on the surgical technique followed for the treatment. In case there arises any symptoms that indicate the recurrence of anal fistula, you should consult an anirectal surgeon/ proctologist/ or a colorectal surgeon for diagnossis and treatment.

    Which doctor should I consult for fistula?

    Fistula is an anorectal disease, hence, it will be best to consult with a proctologist or general surgeon in Coimbatore as they will be able to provide you with most suitable treatment options.

    Does Pristyn Care doctors provide post-surgery tips?

    Yes. After a patient undergoes surgery, it is crucial that he/she knows what to expect during the recovery phase. Hence, Pristyn Care doctors provide proper post-surgery tips that allow the patients to recover quickly and smoothly.

    Are antibiotics for perianal fistula effective?

    Antibiotics play a significant role in case of managing pain in anal fistula, its healing and recovery of any anoirectal disease, including anal fissure. But, antibiotics do not work as a permanent cure. So, before resorting to antibiotics, you should have a word with your anorectal surgeon.

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    Get Treatment for All Types of Anal Fistula at Pristyn Care Coimbatore

    Proper treatment of anal fistula is necessary to get rid of the infection and alleviate the symptoms as soon as possible. Depending on the exact location, an anal fistula can be of four types:

    • Intersphincteric Fistula, which begins in between the space of internal and external sphincter muscles. Its external opening is very close to the anal opening.
    • Transsphincteric Fistula begins around the space of the internal and external sphincter or behind the anus. Then, it crosses the external sphincter and forms an opening one or two inches apart from the anal opening. This type of fistula appears in a U-shape or like a horseshoe having external openings on both sides of the anus.
    • Suprasphincteric Fistula is a type of fistula in which the tract begins from internal and sphincter muscles and turns upward near the puborectal muscle. It crosses the muscle and extends downward to the levator ani muscle. Finally, the tract opens closer to the anus.
    • Extrasphincteric Fistula is the most serious type of fistula. It begins at the rectum or sigmoid colon and passes the levator ani muscle directly. Its opening is also around the anus. It is usually caused by a diverticular abscess, appendiceal abscess, or Crohn’s disease.

    The treatment of anal fistula is a delicate procedure. Fortunately, the laser technology allows the surgeons to safely operate on the region with minimal risks and complications. Get in touch with Pristyn Care and find out how the laser surgery is carried out and what are its benefits.

    Advanced Laser Treatment for Anal Fistula under Trained Surgeons

    Pristyn Care surgeons provide laser fistula treatment in Coimbatore in the most effective way. We have a dedicated team of proctologists and general surgeons who are well-trained in laser-assisted procedure and have many years of experience as well. We provide all the USFDA approved medical tools and equipment to the surgeons to ensure that the surgery is carried out safely.

    After surgery, our doctors will also provide a proper diet and recovery plan to the patients so that they can resume the daily activities without affecting their health. Do not hesitate to consult with our doctors who are available round-the-clock to help the patients. You can give us a call or fill the appointment form to get in touch with a medical expert near you.

    Choose Pristyn Care for the Best Surgical Experience

    At Pristyn Care, patients are out top priority. We aim to meet all their requirements and provide utmost care without any compromise. Pristyn Care makes laser treatment widely accessible, cost-effective, and a comfortable experience for everyone with our services. Some of our top-in-line services are:

    • Trained and certified proctologists and general surgeons
    • Laser fistula treatment with maximum chances of success
    • Best-grade medical care, modern facilities, and assisted surgical experience
    • Discounts on diagnostic tests and free stay in a single deluxe room
    • Pick and drop service before and after the surgery
    • Flexible payment system with finance options
    • Free post-surgery follow-ups, diet, and exercise plan

    We focus on making the entire treatment journey a hassle-free process for our patients. Hence, one of our representatives will stay in touch 24/7 to provide you assistance. Call us and learn more about our services in Coimbatore.

    Rceovery and after care of anal fistula

    In most cases, anal fistula surguical sites heal within 5-6 weeks time. The recovery in case of anal fistula is not very complicated if the person follows the advices and recovery tips shared by the anorectal surgeon. You can follow the self-care tips after anal fistula surgery for a seamless recovery:

    • Keep the surgical wound clean. Wash the area, pat it dry several times a day. Do not let discharge accumulate in the area.
    • If the area pains, consult with a doctor and take medicines. Do not touch the skin. You can also take over-the-counter pills such as painkillers and ibuprofen.
    • Change the dressing of the wound at regular intervals. In case there is pus discharge from the site, be extremely gentle while changing teh dressing.
    • Indulge in light physical activities. Don’t go sedentary. Gentle exercises will help the wound heal faster.
    • Do not indulge in anal sex until the surgical site is completely healed.

    What is the recovery timeline after laser surgery for anal fistula?

    The recovery timeline after anal fistula laser surgery is not the same for every patient. Most patients recover within 2-3 months but the complete recovery may take anywhere between 1 month to 45 days.

    Recovery after 1 month of anal fistula laser surgery

    The patient needs to follow the recovery tips and recommendations by the doctor for at least one month after the laser surgery for anal fistula. It is advisable that the patient refrains from doing anything that puts strain on the surgical site. The patient should not eat anything too oily and spicy and consume only fiber-rich food. Diet is a very significant factor that determines the recovery after surgical treatment. The patient should take sitz baths at least 2-3 times a day to keep the surgical area free of any infection and take regular sitz baths.

    Recovery after 2 months of laser surgery for anal fistula

    After 2 months, the pain from the surgical site will subside. The patient would experience much relief from the pain in and around the wound. But the scars might take some more time to disappear. The patient might get back to normal work life without any major complications and also resume normal dietary habits.

    Recovery after 3 months of surgery for anal fistula

    After 3 months, the patient would be free from all post-surgery discomfort. There would be no scars at the surgical site and the wound would be healed completely too.

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