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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 Kochi.



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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Why Pristyn Care?

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Home remedies for anal fissure:

Take sitz baths

Add fiber to your diet

Take stool softeners

Avoid straining during bowel movements

Drink adequate fluids


  • Long-standing abscess
  • Underlying Medical conditions
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Tuberculosis
  • Trauma


  • Bleeding
  • Skin Maceration
  • Perianal swelling
  • Pus or blood discharge
  • Pain during bowel movements/urination


Doctors performing laser surgery for anal fistula


If you consult a doctor for anal fistula, the doctor asks your medical history and examines you physically. Some of them can be easily spotted while others might need closer examination. The doctor might use his finger to examine the fluid and oozing in that region. Better consult a rectum and colon specialist for such problems as you might have to go through X-Ray and colonoscopy.

Colonoscopy is the process where a doctor looks inside the bowels with the help of a tube with a camera attached at the end. This helps the doctor to diagnose the anal fistula.


Fistula do not heal on their own and usually do not go away with medication. Therefore, surgery is important to treat fistula. Laser surgery for fistula is a minimally invasive procedure. The surgeon inserts the laser probe into the fistula tract, the laser destroys the fistula tissue and closes the tract. The treatment is almost painless and is a 30-40 minute procedure. Moreover, the period of recovery is also shorter than with conventional surgical procedures.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of fistula surgery in Kochi?

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When to see a doctor for a fistula?

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Which doctor should I consult for fistula? 

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What does Pristyn Care offer for fistula treatment in Kochi?

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

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Can I consult with Pristyn Care doctors online in Kochi?

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Does Pristyn Care doctors provide post-surgery tips?

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

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Will I have my own room in the hospital?

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Who will handle the hospital formalities during treatment? 

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Is there any ayurvedic remedy for anal fistula?

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How to care for the fistula surgical wound?

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Which is the best cream for anal fistula?

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Which is the best exercise for anal fistula?

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Are antibiotics for perianal fistula effective?

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Can homeopathy cure anal fistula?

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How much time homeopathy takes to cure anal fistula?

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What are the best foods to eat with anal fistula?

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What foods should you avoid in anal fistula?

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Can anal fistula or fistula abscess recur?

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Can I consult with Pristyn Care surgeons online for the consultation before anal fistula treatment?

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I live in Kochi. Is there any anorectal specialist who can provide me online consultation for my condition of anal fistula?

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What are the different treatment options for anal fistula?

Fistula is a very serious problem that must never be ignored. It is an anorectal disease that doesn’t heal on its own or can be treated using home remedies. Surgery is the only plausible solution to get rid of anal fistula. Hence, you should seek expert help and find out as much as possible about the treatment methods. The common methods that can be used for treatment of anal fistula are:

  • Fistulotomy, where the surgeon inserts a probe to locate the internal opening. The contents deposited in the tract are scraped and flushed out. Then the tract is flattened and sealed shut. The wound left after this surgery takes around two months to heal.
  • Advancement Rectal Flap is another method where the surgeon takes a flap from the rectal region and puts it against the opening of the fistula after proper cleaning. This method is very risky and may lead to bowel incontinence.
  • Seton Placement involves usage of a seton (rubber band or silk string). The seton is placed inside the fistula so that it can be drained completely and start healing over time. This method is chosen when the tract is very close to the anal sphincter muscles.
  • LIFT (ligation of the intersphincteric fistula tract) is a treatment method that is carried out in two stages. In the first stage, the abscess and other contents are drained. In the second stage, the surgeon closes the internal opening and removes the infected tissues safely.

Some other methods like stapler surgery, fibrin glue, stoma, and ostomy are also available but they are less effective. A comparatively new yet effective method is also available in the form of laser-assisted surgery that has higher success rates than any other fistula treatment method. If you have fistula and seeking treatment, opt for laser surgery and get rid of the problem in a painless manner.

Why choose laser fistula treatment?

Laser technique is getting popular as it is a USFDA approved safest technique that allows the surgeons to cure fistulas with minimal risks and complications. It is a preferred treatment method for all anorectal diseases. The key advantages of this method will help you understand why laser technique is becoming prevalent:

  • It is a non-invasive and painless procedure.
  • It doesn’t involve cuts, stitches, or scars.
  • Negligible risks of infections and bleeding.
  • Laser fistula surgery takes only 30 minutes.
  • It doesn’t require hospitalization.
  • This method preserve the anal sphincter function.

After learning how beneficial laser surgery is, you only need to find a reliable daycare provider like Pristyn Care. We are a multi-speciality day care service provider with a dedicated team of proctologists and general surgeons working round the clock to help the patients in Kochi get proper treatment for anal fistula. Our surgeons are well-trained and experienced in performing laser-assisted surgery. You can contact Pristyn Care and find out everything about the laser technology used for treatment of anal fistula.

Pristyn Care Provides the Most Effective Laser Fistula Treatment in Kochi

Anal fistula treatment is necessary as it is a very serious problem that can result in severe complications, such as fistula draining, sepsis, perforation, and peritonitis. All these complications will make your condition worse. If you don’t get treatment on time, the disease can also lead to shock, organ failure, and eventual death. Pristyn Care doctors understand that and guide the patients in the right direction so that they can get proper treatment without any delay.

At Pristyn Care, we provide assisted surgical experience so ensure that all of our patient’s needs are fulfilled and the treatment is hassle-free in every aspect. With Pristyn Care, you will get:

  • A certified team of proctologists with more than 8 years of experience.
  • State-of-the-art facilities and USFDA approved diagnostic tools and medical equipment for maximum safety during the treatment.
  • A dedicated care-buddy who takes care of hospital formalities and the patient during the hospital stay.
  • Pick and drop service to and from the hospital on the day of surgery to make transportation hassle free.
  • Free diet and exercise plan along with post-surgery follow-up.
  • A flexible payment system and finance options, including cashless payment and zero-cost EMI.
  • Discounts on diagnostic tests and a single deluxe room for hospital stay.

Pristyn Care aims to make the entire treatment journey as comfortable as possible for the patients. We are associated with the top hospitals of Kochi and provide optimal care so that you can permanently get rid of anal fistula in a safe and effective manner.

Book an Appointment to Consult Anal Fistula Doctors in Kochi 

If you have an anal fistula, it is important that you consult with an expert. As Pristyn Care has a team of expert proctologists, you can book a consultation with any of them. To schedule an appointment with an anal fistula doctor in Kochi, you can choose any of these methods:

  • Call us on the number given at the top and our representatives will gather the necessary information to schedule your consultation at the earliest. 
  • Fill in the information in the “Book Appointment” form and our medical coordinators will get back to you as soon as possible. 
  • Download the Pristyn Care Patient app and you will see the list of doctors available in Kochi. You can pick any doctor as they are all experienced and confirm the appointment. 

Pristyn Care doctors provide both online and offline consultations. So, you can choose whether you want to consult a doctor face-to-face or from the comfort of your home. 

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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