Anal fistula is an infected tunnel that develops between the skin and the muscular opening at the end of the digestive tract (anus).
It occurs as a result of infection in anal gland causing formation of a pocket of pus (called as abscess). This abscess drains spontaneously or by surgery through the skin near the anus. It results in formation of a tunnel or track under the skin connected to infected gland which is called anal fistula or fistula in ano.
Dr Atul Mishra has a long experience in treating patients with simple, complex and recurrent fistula (previously operated with fistula occurring again). Result of his operations are excellent with less pain, early recovery and less chance of recurrence. He is also expert in treating patients of piles, fissure and perianal abscess.
• Anal abscess
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Pain around anus
• Bleeding or pus discharge
• Redness and swelling in the perianal area
• Pain while passing stool
To define the fistula and know the depth and direction and relation with sphincter (the muscular ring around anus that helps us in holding stool and gas: continence)
Surgery is usually needed to treat anal fistula.
• For a simple fistula, a cut is made to open the skin and muscle surrounding the tunnel. This allows the opening to heal from the inside out.
• A plug to close the fistula can also be used
• For a more complicated fistula, a tube/thread/ wire– known as a seton – may be put into the opening. This helps drain the infected fluid before surgery. It could take 6 weeks or more.
𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗮 𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼 𝗼𝗳 𝗟𝗮𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗼scopic surgery for rectal prolapse 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗯𝘆 𝗗𝗿 𝗔𝘁𝘂𝗹 𝗠𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗿𝗮 𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗧𝘂𝗯𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗹
You can visit our Facebook page