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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.

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Anal Fistula
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 doctor will ask about the symptoms first and check your medical history. Then, a physical examination is done to look for the fistula opening near the anus by pressing around the area. If pus comes out or the region feels sore, the doctor can identify the fistula and suggest treatment options. In some cases, diagnosing fistula is not that easy. The doctor may have to use a fistula probe, anoscope, or perform imaging tests to identify the fistula.

Procedure

Pristyn Care uses the modern laser technology to provide treatment for anal fistula. The laser technique allows the surgeons to treat the fistula properly. The fistula content is drained and then the laser probe is inserted into the tract. The radial fiber emits laser energy at 360 degrees and slowly withdrawn form the external orifice ablating the fistula tract. With this procedure, the anal sphincter is well-preserved and the patient recovers faster. Laser fistula surgery is a USFDA approved method that is painless and non-invasive. Hence, Pristyn Care uses the most advanced laser treatment method that is quick and doesn’t require hospitalization.

In Our Doctor's Word

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."

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of fistula surgery in Jaipur?

The cost of fistula surgery in Jaipur can start from Rs. 38,000 to Rs. 45,000. This price range is not the same for all individuals and is dependent on various factors. To know the exact cost of fistula surgery in Jaipur, contact us.

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 Jaipur and discuss your problem with them.

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%.

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.

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.
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.

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 are the different treatment options for anal fistula in Jaipur?

There are various methods available for treatment of anal fistula. It is highly unlikely that a fistula will completely heal on its own. Hence, surgical intervention is required to help the patients get rid of the problem permanently. The different treatment options available to cure anal fistula are:

Fistulotomy- It is a procedure where the fistula tract is cut open to drain the contents. Then the tract is flattened completely and left to heal.

Advancement Rectal Flap- In this procedure, a flap is taken and attached to the opening of the fistula after cleaning. Then the fistula is left to heal over time.

Seton Placement- In this technique, a seton is used to drain the fistula content and it is left in place for some time. This method is used when a large part of the anal sphincter muscle is close to the fistula tract.

LIFT- Ligation of the intersphincteric fistula tract is a method where the fistula is drained and the infected tissues are removed completely before closing the internal opening of the fistula.

Laser Surgery- In this procedure, the fistula is cleaned and a radial fiber is inserted in the tract. It emits laser energy in all directions and ablates the tract slowly while it is drawn out. The laser energy improves blood flow in the anal region and allows fistula to heal faster.

Among all the plausible methods, laser surgery is the safest USFDA approved method that has minimal risks and complications associated with the surgery. Get in touch with Pristyn Care and learn more about the advanced laser treatment for anal fistula in Jaipur.

Pristyn Care Provides The Most Advanced Laser Fistula Treatment in Jaipur

Since the conception of the modern laser technology, it has become a prevalent method for treatment of anorectal diseases. Pristyn Care uses the advanced laser technology as it is beneficial for the patients in various aspects, such as:

  • Laser surgery is a non-invasive procedure which means there are no cuts, stitches, or scars involved in the procedure.
  • It is a painless method that has minimal risks and negligible chances of infection during and after the surgery.
  • Laser fistula surgery is performed on an outpatient basis at Pristyn Care. Hence, there is no need to stay in the hospital longer than required.
  • The laser beam provides better control over the procedure to the surgeons. Thus, the surgery is carried out precisely, safely, and quickly.
  • The recovery period after laser fistula surgery is also reduced to 2-7 days and there are minimal restrictions over the diet and physical activities of the patients.

These significant advantages make laser treatment one of the best modalities to cure anorectal diseases. That’s why Pristyn Care provides anal fistula treatment using the safer laser technique.

Get Treatment Under the Care of Expert Proctologists of Pristyn Care

Pristyn Care has a dedicated proctology department in Jaipur consisting of proctologists and general surgeons. All of our doctors are well-trained in performing laser-assisted surgery and have ample experience. They will diagnose the condition properly and provide the best-in-class treatment for anal fistula. If surgery is needed, the surgeons perform laser surgery which takes only about 30 to 45 minutes. Our doctors also provide post-surgery follow-up and care to help patients recover faster. The medical and non-medical staff of Pristyn Care works together to provide a seamless surgical experience to the patients.

Pristyn Care Doctors Provide Complete Recovery & Post Surgery Tips

At Pristyn Care, we aim to provide a hassle-free and comfortable experience to the patients. Hence, we provide proper guidance before, during, and after the surgery including post-surgery care tips. Even though the disease is treated properly using the laser technique, the patient must pay attention to their health and use preventative methods as follows:

  • Take sitz bath, especially after bowel movements to soothe the anal region.
  • Use analgesics and increase the fiber intake to pass stools without straining.
  • Drink plenty of water and avoid sitting for a long duration without any break.
  • Do not indulge in heavy exercise that can put pressure on the abdomen.

From the next day of surgery, you will start feeling better. And with these tips, the recovery will go smoothly and you’ll be able to get back to your daily routine as soon as possible. If you have any doubts or concerns regarding your health, you can contact Pristyn Care without any hesitation.

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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