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What is Anal Fistula?

An anal fistula is a tract that forms inside the anus and has an external opening near the anus causing the fecal material to discharge consistently. Anal fistula usually develop in people who have a history of abscess. It is an abnormal infected channel that causes inflammation and immense pain in the anal region. If left untreated, anal fistula can become branched and may lead to cancer. If you are seeking the most effective anal fistula treatment in Lucknow, Pristyn Care is the perfect destination. We have a dedicated proctology department that consists of experienced doctors who can perform laser fistula surgery safely. You can discuss your problem with our doctors and they will help to determine the best line of treatment.

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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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    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.


    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.

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    Dr. Sanjeev Gupta

    MBBS, MS- General Surgeon

    25 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. 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 surgery in Lucknow?

    The cost of fistula surgery in Lucknow can range between Rs. 37,000 to Rs. 43,000. This price range varies from one person to another based on several factors. To know the exact cost of fistula surgery in Lucknow, 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 Lucknow 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 in Lucknow, 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 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.

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    Why anal fistula should not be left untreated?

    Anal fistula is a very serious condition that causes unbearable pain and a foul-smelling discharge. Most people hesitate to get treatment for fistula because they don’t realize that anal fistula is also a risk factor of anal cancer. Furthermore, it can cause complications, such as:

    • Infection- Over time, the infection from the tract will spread causing the fistula to get branched. Once fistula is branched, it will be more complicated to treat and there will be higher risk of damage to the anal sphincter muscles.
    • Sepsis- Without proper treatment, anal fistula can become life-threatening. The bacterial infection may spread throughout the body and may cause organ damage or shock that can be fatal for the patient.
    • Perforation- Once the infection spread to the colon or intestinal wall, it can result in trauma. The weak part of the intestinal wall or colon will get ruptured and cause perforation. The intestinal material will start to leak in the abdominal cavity and you will need immediate medical care.
    • Peritonitis- This complication arises when the abdominal lining membrane gets inflamed due to the bacterial infection. It will lead to shock, organ failure, and may cause death.

    To prevent the disease from reaching this stage, it is crucial that you seek treatment as earliest as possible. Contact Pristyn Care today and consult with medical experts to explore your treatment options.

    Undergo Laser Fistula Surgery in Lucknow with Pristyn Care

    Anal fistula is a disease that can’t be completely cured without surgery. If you are seeking treatment for fistula in Lucknow, Pristyn Care is the ideal choice. Here, you can undergo laser fistula surgery by the hands of expert proctologists and general surgeons to cure the disease permanently. Laser technology is becoming a prevalent method nowadays because it is beneficial in various aspects, such as:

    • Non-invasive surgery, which means there won’t be any cuts or wounds involved in the procedure.
    • The procedure takes only about 30 to 45 minutes.
    • Laser surgery is a permanent cure for anal fistula and all other anorectal diseases.
    • There are minimal risks, complications, and chances of bleeding or infections before and after the surgery.
    • It cures fistula permanently. Hence, there is no need to visit the doctor frequently for follow-ups.
    • Minimal restrictions on diet as well as physical activities.
    • Preserve the anal sphincter function and prevent unwanted consequences, such as incontinence.

    Pristyn Care performs the laser fistula surgery on an outpatient basis that allows the patients to go home on the same day of the surgery. Rely on the expertise of our medical professionals and get best-in-class treatment and state-of-the-art facilities with Pristyn Care Lucknow,

    Choose the Most Reliable Daycare Service Provider in Lucknow- Pristyn Care

    At Pristyn Care, our topmost priority is our patients and the quality of care they receive. Hence, we accompany the patients and tend to all their needs throughout the treatment to provide them the best surgical experience. Our doctors thoroughly diagnose the patients and determine the best line of treatment. People in Lucknow choose our services, because we provide utmost care and a hassle-free experience to the patients.

    • We have an in-house team of certified surgeons who are well-trained and experienced in performing laser-assisted surgery without any risks or complications.
    • Pristyn Care ensures that all the hospitals and clinics associated with us have USFDA approved latest surgical and diagnostic tools to safely carry out the treatment.
    • We assign a care-buddy to all patients on the day of surgery and they take care of the patient’s needs and hospital related formalities with dedication.
    • Pristyn Care also provides pick and drop service to the patients before and after the surgery.
    • We have a flexible payment system where the patients can opt to pay with credit cards, debit cards, or choose cashless or zero cost EMI to cover the expense of the treatment.
    • We provide a single deluxe room for stay in the hospital and free post-surgery follow-ups so that patients can consult with the doctors during the recovery period too.

    Our aim is to make laser fistula treatment in Lucknow affordable and accessible. Along with the above-mentioned services, we provide other benefits too such as discounts on diagnostic tests, online consultation, 100% insurance claim, etc.

    How to recover after Anal Fistula Laser Treatment?

    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 major scars at the surgical site and the wound would be healed completely too.

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