An anal fistula is a small channel that can develop at the end of the bowel and the skin near the anus. It is generally formed due to previous or current anorectal abscess. An anorectal abscess starts off due to anal gland infection. This infection then progresses to an abscess which is pus filled. An abscess further progresses to become an anal fistula when the abscess doesn’t heal completely with or without treatment.
Treatment of Fistula
Fistula Surgery (Conventional Method)
Fistula surgery comes under colorectal surgery. Depending on the type of fistula, proctologists at MIRA take a call on the type (seton stitch) and number of stitches. Surgeons allow the pus to drain out and then let the wound open to heal naturally. Patients take about a week’s time to recover from the cuts and stitches. Sometimes there could be scarring too.
Laser Fistula Treatment
Laparoscopic surgeons at MIRA are pioneers of Laser Fistula Surgery in Chennai. It is a pinhole surgery through the fistula opening itself with a 360 degree laser fibre with no cuts, stitches, scars or much blood loss. It is a day care procedure and patients bounce back to their routine life very quickly.