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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 Kolkata.

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Overview

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
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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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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 the conventional surgical methods had many risks and complications. Due to this, Pristyn Care surgeons rely on the advanced yet safe laser technology. In the procedure, a laser beam is used to ablate the fistula. The radial fibre emits laser energy at 360 degree as it is gradually withdrawn from the external orifice. It is an anal sphincter saving treatment whose success primary 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 prevent recurrence of anal fistula allowing it to heal faster than usual.

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 Kolkata?

The average cost of fistula surgery in Kolkata can range between Rs. 42,000 to Rs. 51,000. However, this is not the final or fixed cost. Several factors affect the overall cost of fistula operation in Kolkata.

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 the anal region, skin maceration, etc. You can connect with Pristyn Care to consult with the best fistula doctors in Kolkata and discuss your problem with them.

What does Pristyn Care offer during fistula treatment?

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

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

The success rate of fistula surgery at Pristyn Care is as high as 95%-98%. However, the success rate of fistula surgery is determined by several factors such as:-

  • Age and overall health of the patient
  • Type and severity of fistula
  • Type of surgical treatment
  • Experience of the surgeon
Do Pristyn Care fistula specialists provide post-surgery tips?

Yes. After a patient undergoes fistula laser surgery at our clinic//hospital in Kolkata, our 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, the patient can discuss and resolve their 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.

How much time homeopathy takes to cure anal fistula?

Homeopathy treatment takes longer than most of the treatment approaches to show effective results. If you choose homeopathy to treat anal fistula, it may take you anywhere between 6 months to 1 year to treat the fistula nd heal the area completely.

What are the best foods to eat with anal fistula?

Some of the best foods to eat if you anal fistula include:

  • Peas and beans
  • Seeds and nuts
  • Wheat bran
  • Oat bran
  • Whole grains
  • Citrus fruits
  • Prunes and prune juice
What foods should you avoid in anal fistula?

If you have anal fistula, you should avoid caffeine, limit the intake of coffee, tea, and chocolates. These food items can aggarvate the conditionof your anal fistula. Limit the consumption of papad, carbonated beverages, pickles, and fast food. You should laso limit the intake of spicy, oily and fried foods in 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.

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.

Minimally Invasive Laser Fistula Surgery In Kolkata

An anal fistula is an abnormal tunnel from the anus or rectum to the skin near the anus or occasionally, to another organ. An anal fistula may cause pain, bleeding, puss-like discharge, and is often associated with abscesses, which if infected, may produce systemic symptoms such as abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, etc.

Surgery is typically necessary to treat an anal fistula as it would not heal on its own. This means that if you have an anal fistula, you will need surgery. Without surgery, you may experience unpleasant and painful symptoms.

There are several surgical procedures to treat anal fistula in Kolkata. However, the most effective treatment for anal fistula is laser surgery. This procedure is minimally invasive and performed under the influence of anesthesia.

With this minimally invasive technique, the fistula tract is repaired without damaging or cutting the nearby tissue or muscles, which reduces many major postoperative risks associated with anal fistula surgery such as sphincter damage and fecal incontinence.

Consult With The Best Fistula Doctor At Pristyn Care In Kolkata

Our experienced fistula surgeons available in Kolkata first assess your condition and recommend the best treatment option based on the severity and exact location of your fistula.

Pristyn Care’s proctologists in Kolkata are extensively experienced and skilled in performing minimally invasive fistula laser surgery successfully. Laser fistula surgery is typically carried out as an outpatient or day-care procedure. You can expect to return home shortly after your procedure.

How Can I Contact The Most Reliable Fistula Clinic/Hospital In Kolkata?

If you are suffering from fistula and seeking the get treated in the most reliable and top-rated clinic/hospital in Kolkata, you can contact Pristyn Care now. Our associated clinics and hospitals are top-rated and have the latest diagnostic equipment and follow all the necessary COVID-19 protocols recommended by the CDC and the WHO.

You can make your appointment with our specialist doctors for anal fistula at your convenience so that you can get a fast and detailed diagnosis and move on swiftly on to the treatment. Our doctors and medical staff understand that this problem can be embarrassing and sensitive to discuss, so they care for your needs and cooperate during the entire treatment journey.

Our doctors will provide you with the necessary recovery information to ensure that you can get back to your daily life soon, without any pain or discomfort. Wait no more and call us now to get rid of the anal fistula in a matter of no time.

Why Is Laser Surgery Considered The Best Fistula Treatment In Kolkata?

Laser surgery is the ideal treatment for anal fistula as it is associated with a low recurrence rate, minimal bleeding or scarring, no use of sutures, and improved quality of life after recovery.

Pristyn Care provides advanced laser fistula surgery that ensures a faster recovery. It also helps you to get back to work within a few weeks after the surgery and also reduces your hospital stay.

Fistula laser surgery doesn’t involve any incisions or cuts and the risk of infection is very low. To know more about the fistula treatment options and to consult with the top fistula doctor in Kolkata, you can book an appointment with us.

You can also choose to have a consultation with our proctologist online from the comfort of your home. After a detailed diagnosis, our anal fistula specialist will help you choose the most suitable treatment plan for your case.

Give us a call or use our “Book Appointment Form” to meet with our expert proctologists and anal fistula doctors in Kolkata. You can also book your consultation from our mobile application.

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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