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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.

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    Dr. Sunil Joseph (B5VVoG3Azw)

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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
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    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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    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 involves minimal pain and is a 30-40 minute procedure. Moreover, the period of recovery is also shorter than with conventional surgical procedures.

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    Dr. Sanjeev Gupta

    MBBS, MS- General Surgeon

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    "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


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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

    What is the cost of fistula operation in Kochi?

    Fistula operation cost in Kochi 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 Kochi 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, such as, a dedicated care-buddy, 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%.

    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 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.

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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.

    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 minimally-invasive 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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