What is Fistula?

Anal Fistula is the term for an infected tunnel that develops between the skin and the muscular opening at the end of the digestive tract, which is the anus.

The anal fistula is categorized as per the condition of the tract and of the internal opening to the anal sphincter muscle. Most commonly, the fistula develops due to an untreated anal abscess which leads to an infection in the tunnel.

SYMPTOMS

The above are general guidelines. Do visit Mumbai Piles Clinic, for an expert prognosis from India’s top coloproctologist.

CAUSES

  • Poor healing of anal abscess

  • An injury caused by constipation

  • Anal glands becoming infected

  • IBD such as Crohn’s disease​

  • Abscess of the large intestine

Treatment

An anal fistula is treated with medicine but sometime surgery may be required. The latest laser surgery for fistulas is known as an anal fistulotomy requiring less than an hour and thereby an outpatient procedure. One of the top doctors in India for fistulas is available at Mumbai Piles Clinic providing the latest laser treatment for fistulas.

Our Expertise

FILAC

FILAC (Fistula – Tract Laser Closure) is the most effective and latest laser treatment for fistulas. Anorectal fistulas, where recurrence rates are high is successfully treated at MUMBAI PILES CLINIC, Chembur.

OTHER TREATMENTS AVAILABLE AT THE CLINIC

  • Fistulectomy

Fistulectomy is an operation for anal fistula. It is a surgical day procedure where a fistulous tract is excised (cut out) completely. It reduces the chances of reoccurrence.

  • LIFT

LIFT (Ligation of Inter-sphincteric Fistula Tract) is one of the well-known treatments used in ano-rectal fistula

  • SLOFT

Submucosal Ligation Of Fistula Tract (SLOFT) is a common treatment in India for fistula. The technique does not leave behind any scars.

  • Fistula Plug

In this procedure, a specially designed ‘plug’ is put into the fistula. It is then stitched up to remain in place.

  • VAAFT

Video-assisted anal fistula treatment (VAAFT) is used in perianal complex fistulas. It is a minimally invasive and sphincter-saving technique for treating fistulas. Mumbai offers the latest minimal invasive Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment.