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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 Visakhapatnam.

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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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    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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    When you consult with Pristyn Care’s fistula doctor in Vizag, he/she will gather information about your medical history first. Then the doctor physically examines the fistula to look for signs like oozing or fluid drainage in the fistula.

    If necessary, the doctor will recommend tests like X-ray or colonoscopy for accurate diagnosis.


    At Pristyn Care, our doctors perform laser fistula in surgery in Vizag to resolve the problem completely. The surgery involves draining and cleaning the fistula tract. After cleaning, the laser probe is inserted into the tract. Then the probe is extracted slowly while it emits energy that ablates the tract. Thus, the fistula tract is closed off permanently. The surgery takes about 30-45 minutes to complete and done on an outpatient basis. The recovery period is also shorter than other conventional surgical procedures used for fistula treatment.

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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

    How much does fistula operation cost in Visakhapatnam?

    Fistula operation cost in Visakhapatnam 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.

    What is the Intersphincteric fistula?

    An intersphincteric fistula is the one whose tract begins between the internal and external sphincter muscles and opens closer to the anus.

    Does anal fistula lead to cancer?

    Anal fistula is one of the risk factors for rectal cancer. So, yes, it is possible that if anal fistula is left untreated, it will lead to cancer.

    What does an anal fistula look like?

    On the outer skin, an anal fistula feels like an open boil that leaks consistently. It discharges blood, pus, and a foul-smelling liquid.

    Is anal fistula fatal?

    Leaving anal fistula untreated can be serious and may cause bacterial infection in the internal canal. Once the infection spreads, sepsis can occur leading to low blood pressure, organ damage, and eventual death.

    Is surgery needed for all kinds of fistula?

    Surgery is usually required for treatment of anal fistulas as they don’t usually heal by themselves. There are several procedures available depending on the location and severity of the fistula. You can consult with Pristyn Care experts and get proper treatment for the disease.

    Can anal fistula be treated using an ointment?

    Yes, specialized medical creams can be used to promote healing and control fistula symptoms. The most effective ointment is nitroglycerin that can be directly applied to the anal canal. It will improve the blood flow to the anal region and provide temporary relief.

    What method Pristyn Care uses for anal fistula treatment?

    Pristyn Care uses the advanced laser technology for treatment of anal fistula in Visakhapatnam. This is a non-invasive and painless procedure that cures the disease completely. Laser fistula surgery is done on an outpatient basis and the recovery is also quick.

    Does Pristyn Care provide travel service for treatment?

    Pristyn Care will provide cab service on the day of surgery. A cab will be arranged to pick and drop you to and from the hospital. Along with the cab service, Pristyn Care also provides other services that are beneficial for the patients. Contact us to learn more about the services.

    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.

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    Most-Effective Fistula Treatment in Visakhapatnam at Pristyn Care

    People who are seeking anal fistula treatment can get the best-in-class treatment with Pristyn Care. We employ the most advanced and effective technique to cure anal fistula in a painless way. Fistula is an anorectal disease that cannot be treated permanently without expert help. Hence, at Pristyn Care, we house a team of expert proctologists and general surgeons who are well-trained and experienced in performing laser-assisted surgery. Laser methodology is a proven technique that is known for delivering the best results. Get in touch with Pristyn Care and learn more about the treatment method used by our specialists to help patients get rid of anal fistula.

    Get Treatment for All Types of Anal Fistula

    There are four different types of anal fistula depending on their location. And Pristyn Care provides treatment for all of them.

    • Intersphincteric fistula tract begins between the space of internal and external sphincter muscles and has an external opening very close to the anus.
    • Transsphincteric fistula tract usually starts between the space of internal and external sphincter muscles. It can also originate in the space behind the anus. Then it crosses the external sphincter and opens up near the anal opening making a U-shape.
    • Suprasphincteric fistula tract begins between the internal and external sphincter muscles and takes an upward turn to the puborectal muscle, crossing it directly. Then the tract extends in the downward direction and opens up closer to the anal opening.
    • Extrasphincteric fistula tract starts at the rectum and sigmoid colon and moves downward towards the levator ani muscle and crosses it. The external opening is very close to the anus.

    The treatment of all these types of anal fistula is possible using laser technology in the safest way. You can contact Pristyn Care experts and find out how we treat anal fistula.

    Highly Experienced Fistula Doctors in Vizag

    Pristyn Care houses the most experienced team of fistula surgeons. Most of our doctors have more than 10 years of experience in performing laser-assisted surgeries for the treatment of anal fistula and other anorectal diseases. They have enough knowledge to make sure that no complications arise during and after the surgery. The surgeons are also well-versed in mitigating the risk associated with the procedure.

    Hence, you can rest assured knowing that a trained and skilled doctor will carry out the surgery with utmost care and safety. Along with our medical staff, the non-medical staff is also available for assistance throughout the treatment journey to provide a seamless experience.

    Why should you not leave fistula untreated?

    Leaving anorectal diseases, like anal fistula untreated is never a good idea. Over time, the problem will get worse and you will have to suffer from unbearable pain and discomfort. In some cases, anal fistula can also lead to complications, such as:

    • Infection- Anal fistula tract usually drains consistently and increase the risk of infection spreading to the entire colon or intestines.
    • Sepsis- This complication can arise when the bacterial infection present in the anal fistula is not treated on time. The infection spreads to the gastrointestinal tract and when the body releases chemicals to fight the infection, those chemicals trigger changes in the organ system. Sepsis will cause symptoms like fever, rapid breathing, abnormal heart rate, rashes, etc. and result in organ damage or death.
    • Perforation- Once the anal fistula infection reaches the colon and intestinal wall, it can lead to perforation. The weak part of the colon or intestinal wall will rupture due to the infection and the intestinal fluid and content will start leaking in the abdominal cavity.
    • Peritonitis- It is one of the worse complications of leaving anal fistula untreated. The bacterial infection gives rise to inflammation in the abdominal membrane lining and may lead to shock, organ failure, or death.

    As soon as you notice the symptoms of anal fistula, it is suggested that you contact Pristyn Care and get proper treatment under our care of our specialists in Visakhapatnam.

    Choose the Advanced Laser Technique for Treatment of Anal Fistula

    The modern laser treatment is becoming a prevalent method for treatment of anal fistula and other anorectal diseases. The key advantages of laser technology are the reasons why people prefer this method, such as:

    • Non-invasive procedure
    • No cuts, stitches, or scars
    • Minimal complications and blood loss
    • Negligible risks of infections
    • Painless treatment
    • Requires only 30-45 minutes
    • No hospitalization required
    • Higher success rates
    • Preservation of anal sphincter
    • Minimal restrictions on diet and physical activities

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    To make the advanced fistula treatment accessible in Visakhapatnam, Pristyn Care has associated with the top clinics. We ensure that all the clinics working in partnership with us have best-in-class facilities and the latest tools and technology. We also ensure that all clinics follow the safety guidelines laid by WHO for maximum protection against COVID-19.

    Contact Pristyn Care & Schedule an Appointment

    Take the first step towards a seamless and comfortable treatment journey by contacting Pristyn Care. You can get in touch with our experts by calling us on the number given above or fill the appointment form. Our representatives will get back to you shortly to book an appointment according to your schedule. There is one other way, i.e., using the Pristyn Care mobile application. In the mobile app, you can see the entire list of surgeons available in Visakhapatnam and book appointments with the doctor of your choice. Visit the nearest Pristyn Care clinic and get utmost care at the hands of expert proctologists.

    Recovery and after care of anal fistula

    In most cases, anal fistula surgical 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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      Ashirwad Chawla


      Pristyn Care's patient engagement extended beyond the initial consultation. They provided detailed explanations of the various treatment options available for my fistula treatment, empowering me to make informed decisions about my care. The doctors took the time to thoroughly discuss the pros and cons of each approach, ensuring that I understood the treatment plan and felt comfortable moving forward. I was particularly impressed by the transparency and open communication at Pristyn Care. I highly recommend Pristyn Care for its unmatched patient engagement in fistula treatment.

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      Sameer Dhoundial


      Pristyn Care's laser surgery for my fistula was nothing short of revolutionary. The minimally invasive approach, along with the expertise of their medical team, ensured a smooth procedure, faster recovery, and excellent treatment outcomes. I am incredibly grateful for their expertise and dedication to patient care.

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      Rakhi Verma


      The doctors at Pristyn Care are highly skilled and knowledgeable since they provided me with a comprehensive evaluation and personalized treatment plan for fistula. They explained the laser surgical procedure in detail, ensuring I understood every step of the process. Throughout my visits, I felt valued and well-cared for, thanks to the friendly and supportive staff. I am now free from the pain and discomfort caused by an anal fistula.

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      Yashwant Bakshi


      I am beyond impressed with Pristyn Care's outstanding follow-up care after my fistula surgery. Their commitment and support throughout my recovery journey was truly remarkable. I am particularly grateful for the personalized attention I received during follow-up appointments. The doctors took the time to assess my healing, adjusted my treatment plan as needed, and provided valuable advice on maintaining optimal health. I highly recommend Pristyn Care for its commitment to follow-up care in fistula treatment.


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