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What is Anal Fistula?

An anal fistula is an abnormal channel that forms between the anal canal and the perianal skin. A fistula usually occurs when the outer skin is infected abscess forms around it. Pus starts to gather in the abscess and when it drains, a channel is left behind. The primary cause of anal fistula is a recurring abscess which deepens the tract gradually until a complete tunnel is formed with one of its end inside the anal canal and the other end on the outer skin near the anus. 

If you think that you have a fistula, get in touch with Pristyn Care and undergo fistula laser surgery to resolve the problem in a minimally invasive and painless manner. 

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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
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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To get properly diagnosed, it is important that you consult an expert fistula doctor in Guwahati. The doctor will first perform a physical examination to check the tract and other symptoms of anal fistula. In some cases, the fistula can be easily spotted when the fluid or blood is draining from it. In other cases, there is a possibility that the tract will heal shortly and there won’t be oozing in the anal region. In such a scenario, the doctor will perform either a colonoscopy or X-ray to identify the fistula and also check if the fistula is branched.

The doctor will recommend the most appropriate treatment method only after an accurate diagnosis.


A fistula doesn’t heal on its own and it can’t be cured using medications as well. The best treatment method for this disease is undergoing anal fistula surgery also known as fistulotomy. There are various techniques available to close the fistula tract effectively. But laser fistula surgery is the most efficient technique. It involves using a laser probe that is inserted into the fistula tract until it reaches the other end. The laser probe is extracted gradually while it emits heat energy and ablates the fistula tract.

The entire procedure is safe, quick, painless, and takes only about 30-45 minutes to complete. It is a minimally invasive surgery, hence, the recovery is also short. You can get in touch with Pristyn Care and undergo fistula laser surgery in Guwahati under the care of expert doctors.

In Our Doctor's Word

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Dr. Sajeet Nayar

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

19 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. Infact, 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."

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Your safety is taken care of by thermal screening, social distancing, sanitized clinics and hospital rooms, sterilized surgical equipment and mandatory PPE kits during surgery.


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A dedicated Care Coordinator assists you throughout the surgery journey from insurance paperwork, to free commute from home to hospital & back and admission-discharge process at the hospital.


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Our surgeons spend a lot of time with you to diagnose your condition. You are assisted in all pre-surgery medical diagnostics. We offer advanced laser and laparoscopic surgical treatment. Our procedures are USFDA approved.


Post Surgery Care

We offer free follow-up consultations and instructions including dietary tips as well as exercises to every patient to ensure they have a smooth recovery to their daily routines.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of fistula operation in Guwahati?

Fistula operation cost in Guwahati ranges between Rs.35,000 to Rs.50,000 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.

What is an Intersphincteric Fistula?

Intersphincteric Fistula is called when the channel or tract starts between the internal & external sphincter muscles and opens very close to anal opening.

Does anal fistula lead to cancer?

Fistula is a condition in the pelvic area but it can also occur in different parts of the body. Generally, it is considered as the progressed form of piles. It is not a sign of cancer. The side effects of the condition are rare but patients undergoing cancer treatment may develop growth in cancer.

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

There are various factors that impact the success rate of fistula surgery, such as the severity of the disease, the patient’s health, doctor’s experience, associated risks, etc. Pristyn Care doctors account for all these factors and carefully perform the surgery with a success rate of over 90%.

Is laser fistula treatment covered under insurance by Pristyn Care?

Yes. Laser fistula surgery is covered under health insurance. You only need to hand over the insurance documents to our medical coordinators and they will confirm whether the policy provides enough coverage or not for fistula treatment.

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.

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.

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.

What is the success rate of anal fistula surgery?

Open surgery for anal fistula, also known as fistulotomy, is one of the most commonly performed surgeries for anal fistula, the success rate of which rages anywhere between 87 to 94 percent. The success rate of laser suregry for anal fistula is even higher and can go up to as high as 95 to 99 percent. Laser surgery is the safest, highly advanced, and most effective treatment approach for anal fistula.

Which is the best exercise for anal fistula?

You should engage yourself in moderate physical activities such as walking, if you have been diagnosed with anal fistula. You should not engage in strenuous physical activities but you should also not go sedentary. Light physical activities promote healthy bowel movements and facilitate blood flow to the organ.

Can I consult with Pristyn Care doctors online in Guwahati?

Yes. Pristyn Care provides online consultation service in Guwahati where patients can virtually interact with the doctors and discuss their problems to find the most appropriate treatment option for the disease.

Why is it important to seek proper fistula treatment?

An anal fistula is a very problematic disease and it should not be left untreated under any circumstances. If you don’t seek help from a medical professional, the disease can cause the following complications:

  • The infection from the fistula can spread through the anal canal and may end up creating branches of the fistula tract. If this happens, it will be more difficult to treat the branched fistula.
  • The bacterial infection from the fistula can spread to organs and may cause tissue death leading to organ damage or shock.
  • Perforation is another major risk of leaving fistula untreated. The infection has a chance of spreading to the abdominal wall and the weak part of the wall may get ruptured. Due to this, the intestinal fluid will leak into the abdominal cavity and you will need immediate medical care.
  • Peritonitis is another life-threatening complication of anal fistula. The bacterial infection causes inflammation in the abdominal wall that may lead to organ failure or death.
  • An anal fistula can also increase the risk of anal cancer if left untreated for a long time.

In most cases, an anal fistula can lead to severe health issues and it may be fatal for the patient. That is why you should pay attention to the symptoms and consult an expert to get advanced fistula treatment in Guwahati.

Consult with Pristyn Care’s Expert Fistula Doctors in Guwahati To Find the Right Solution

If you don’t want to face the repercussions of leaving a fistula untreated, then get in touch with Pristyn Care and consult our expert fistula doctors in Guwahati. We house a team of certified proctologists and general surgeons who are trained in laser-assisted procedures. Our doctors have more than 8 years of experience in performing laser surgery to treat fistula.

As it is almost impossible to cure fistula without surgery, our doctors will ensure that you know all the treatment options and choose the best from them. They will diagnose you thoroughly and provide you the most appropriate solution that will resolve the disease permanently.

Advanced Laser Fistula Treatment in Guwahati to Get Rid of Anal Fistula

The conception of laser technology has made it possible for surgeons to treat anal fistula and other anorectal diseases in the safest way possible. It is an effective solution for the treatment of anal fistula due to the following:

  • Laser fistula surgery is a non-invasive technique which means there are no cuts, stitches, or scars involved in the procedure.
  • The surgery is painless and carried out under anesthesia to minimize the level of discomfort.
  • Laser surgery is done on an outpatient basis which means you don’t need to stay in the hospital longer than needed.
  • The advanced laser technology provides better control over the surgery and allows the surgeons to carry out the procedure with precision.
  • Laser fistula surgery is safer than other techniques as it is non-invasive. There are fewer risks and complications associated with the procedure.
  • After undergoing laser surgery, the patient recovers faster as well. The light energy promotes tissue regeneration which ensures that the fistula tract is closed properly leaving almost negligible chances of recurrence.

The points mentioned here are usually enough for a patient to assure that laser surgery is the best option to get rid of the anal fistula. If you wish to undergo painless and non-invasive laser anal fistula surgery in Guwahati, get in touch with Pristyn Care today.

Why Pristyn Care is the most reliable daycare provider for fistula treatment in Guwahati?

At Pristyn Care, we focus on simplifying the surgical experience of the patients. We focus on the quality of care and safety of the patients equally. Our primary goal is to provide the best surgical experience to the patients by assisting them at every step of the treatment journey. Pristyn Care is considered one of the most reliable healthcare providers in Guwahati for fistula treatment due to the following:

  • We have the most experienced and certified team of general surgeons and proctologists who specialize in performing laser-assisted procedures.
  • Pristyn Care is partnered with top hospitals and clinics of Guwahati that houses state-of-the-art facilities and USFDA approved latest technologies.
  • Our medical coordinators assist the patients from the first day to the last. They handle all the appointments, diagnosis tests, insurance, and other formalities on behalf of the patients.
  • We also provide free pick and drop service to and from the hospital on the day of surgery.
  • Pristyn Care also has a flexible payment system and offers No-Cost EMI so that the patient can cover the cost of treatment in easy installments.
  • We appoint a care buddy to each patient on the day of surgery who handles hospital admission, discharge, and other personal needs of the patient.
  • We also provide a single deluxe room for the hospital stay as well as post-surgery follow-ups without any additional charges.

The patients can focus solely on their health and leave every treatment-related formalities on us. We will fulfil our duties to provide the utmost care and a hassle-free experience at all costs.

Give Us A Call & Book Your Appointment with the Best Fistula Doctors in Guwahati

To consult with the best doctors for fistula treatment, you can give us a call on the number given at the top. We will schedule your appointment with an expert doctor at the earliest.

You can also fill the appointment form or download the dedicated Pristyn Care Patient application to book an appointment with a doctor of your choice.

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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    I was suffering from multiple track anal fistula for 7 years, I have taken many ayurvedic, herbal times medicine, & more others, but none of them worked. So, I request all who suffering from fistula, to contact Pristyn care and follow their opinion. My anal fistula surgery was done by Dr. Abhilash Goyal on 7th March 2022. He is really a good experienced doctor, I thank all Doctors, nurses of Wintrobe Hospital. And also thanks to Pristyn Care co-ordinator Diksha sukija, and team Pristyn Care.

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