An anal fistula occurs when a build-up of bacteria creates an abscess(infected tissue cavity with pus) in the channel between the skin near the anus and the end of the bowel. It is formed when an anal abscess was not drained or healed properly. It may be painful and cause bleeding while passing stools.
Some Fistula is easy to detect just by looking, the harder to find ones will require a colonoscopy. For fistula, The initial diagnosis will begin with a clinical rectal exam. For painless fistula treatment, consult a Specialist. Depending on the severity, the Specialist would recommend surgery for the treatment of fistula.
Fistula surgery is usually carried out under general anaesthetic although an overnight stay may not be necessary. The main challenge is not to damage the sphincter muscles (the muscles which control the opening and closing of the anus) as it can cause bowel incontinence.
The surgeon cuts along the length of the fistula and opening it up. This will help it to heal and become a flat scar. Currently, this is the most effective method.
A seton is a strip of surgical thread that is allowed to stay in the fistula for weeks, keeping it open. It allows the fistula to drain and helps in healing it while also avoiding any damage to the sphincter.
In this procedure, the fistula is cut and scraped out first following which it is covered using a flap of tissue taken from inside the rectum
Fibrin glue is made from plasma protein. It is used to seal a fistula and heal it (instead of cutting it open). The tract is first cleaned, and then the internal opening is closed by using stitches. The glue is then inserted through an external opening to seal the fistula. Alternatively, a plug made up of collagen protein can also be used.
Our General Surgery department has treated over 200000+ patients with Fistula over the last 48 years. Our team of highly experienced General Surgeons will ensure you receive the best Fistula treatment.
Our team of highly experienced General Surgeons have immense experience in providing the Best Fistula treatment in Coimbatore.
Dr. S. Surees Kumar is a top Consultant Surgeon in Coimbatore. He is a Resident Medical Officer with over 29 years of experience and is a specialist in many types of surgical procedures.
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“I started noticing blood in my stools a few weeks back, and I became worried if I might have something serious. I consulted a family doctor who took a look at it and told me I had a fistula. The only option for me was surgery and the doctor recommended Sri Ramakrishna Hospital. I had the surgery, and now I feel absolutely great! No more cause for worry thanks to the expert surgeons.”
“I came in for fistula surgery with pain, I left the hospital on the same day with relief. Very good facilities with expert doctors and surgeons. I highly recommend Sri Ramakrishna Hospital for its medical service and affordable pricing. ”
Depending on its severity and if surgery is required, the fistula treatment cost in Coimbatore averages between 30,000 to 60,000 after taking into account expenses like a hospital’s administration charges, treatment costs, and other miscellaneous expenses.
Most doctors recommend surgery as the best treatment for fistula, patients can get back to their regular routine in 2 days.
Numerous factors determine the right hospital for fistula treatment, hospitals have to ensure the patient’s needs are met and treatment for fistula is affordable. We at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital ensure you receive the best fistula treatment in Coimbatore at a reasonable cost.
For fistula treatment, there are no side effects, but depending on the type of surgery undertaken, the recovery time will differ.