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An anal fistula is an infected tunnel between the skin and the anus, the muscular opening at the end of the digestive tract. The most common cause of anal fistulas is an infection of the anal glands that spreads to the skin. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and the release of blood and pus from the anus. Surgery is usually used to treat anal fistulas.
If you have an anal fistula, you should see a colorectal surgeon or a proctologist. Because of the abscess and infection, the fistula does not heal on its own, and it can spread and cause more problems. As a result, it's best to start treatment as soon as possible.
At Healing Hands Clinic, an anal fistula is diagnosed after a brief history and a clinical examination that includes a digital rectal examination. At the same time, a proctoscopy (a brief examination of the rectum using a short tube-like scope) is conducted to rule out any additional rectum disorders. Intricate fistulas with difficult-to-define paths may necessitate an MRI Fistulogram.
|Particulars||DLPL||Laser Procedure||Open Surgery|
|Scars / Stitches||Minimal||Minimal||Multiple|
|Incontinence||< 0.1||Upto 40%||Upto 40%|
|Recurrence||< 0.1||7% - 40%||7% - 40%|
|Hospital Stay||Quick Recovery||Quick Recovery||Bed Rest Required|
Anal Fistula is a difficult disease to recover from. Any fistula treatment should aim to
Most treatments, such as VAAFT, LIFT, and FiLaC, work to close the fistula while leaving the sphincter intact. They all, however, have different recurrence rates. Given the severity of a fistula, even the slightest chance of recurrence can endanger the patient's life.
As a specialised Proctology super specialty, Healing Hands Clinic has treated a large number of Fistula cases (a department of surgery that deals with the rectum and gluteal region). We've tried to understand the nature of the illness and the cause of recurrences based on our years of treating fistula patients. We developed the DLPL (Distal Laser Proximal Ligation) approach after conducting extensive research and utilising all of our knowledge and experience.
Initially, an abscess pit and the inner opening are excised during this surgery. This is considered during distal tract closure. The Leonardo Laser is then used to close the proximal end of the fistula tract. The laser's radially emitting fibre sends energy to the fistula tract in a circumstantial pattern. This ensures that the tract is completely closed.
THERE WAS NOT A SINGLE CASE OF RECURRENCE OR INCONTINENCE IN A SERIES OF 100 PATIENTS WITH COMPLEX HIGH FISTULAS TREATED WITH DLPL
Dr Girish Hatalkar comes with an experience of 30 years in the field of General Surgery. He has exceptional skills in Proctology and Minimally Invasive Surgery. Having witnessed the transformation of the health care scenario over the past 3 decades, he understands the patients expectations and is adept at fulfilling them. His gentle and composed disposition instantly soothes the patient’s anxieties. He is amongst the senior surgeons of Healing Hands Clinic and stands true to the image of a respectable doctor.
Young and Dynamic in nature, Dr Nehal Patel is one of the very few Lady Proctologist in India. Her Eagerness to be different led to develop her interest to pursue a relatively unknown speciality known as Proctology. Dr Nehal is the Head Surgeon at Healing Hands Clinic Navi Mumbai. She has been felicitated with 8th Annual Women's Leader of India awards to spread awareness about proctology among women where diseases like piles, fistula, constipation etc are more common and for her work done in Healthcare.
Young and talented, Dr Akash N Bagade brightens up any room that he walks into. His vigour and optimism provide his patients with much-needed confidence to undergo treatment. Born and raised in Mumbai, Dr Akash radiates the spirit of the city through his persistence, hard work and boundless energy. He is especially skilled at treating Complex Fistula, a challenging condition for any surgeon to treat. His protracted training with Dr Porwal has ingrained in him the inclination to pay attention to the minutest details of patient care.
She aims to provide this service of proctology to every female of the society conserving there religious customs, privacy so that they prejudice free discuss the issues of the most intimate areas of the body unhesitatingly.She has treated 100+ females surgically till date and aspires to provide the same comfort, ease and assurance for her patients. She is a certified for IBS, lifestyle disorders etc. she pursued fellowship in proctology under guidance of Dr Ashwin Porwal certified by world renowned Colorectal surgeon Dr Antonio Longa.
Healing Hands Clinic is renowned for complex Fistula treatment . Doctors from across the globe refer complex Fistulas to Healing Hands Clinic. Healing Hands Clinic Mumbai is headed by a team of Surgeons with more than 10+ years of experience in Proctology treating complex and recurrent Piles & Fistulas. Patients are advised either FILAC or DLPL based on the grade and complexity.
Dr.Porwal , After an in-depth study and applying all his knowledge and skills, he devised a technique he has labelled DLPL - Distal Laser Proximal Ligation.he devised a technique he has labelled DLPL - Distal Laser Proximal Ligation. In this procedure any abcess cavity along with the internal opening is first excised.This is followed by closure of the distal tract. The proximal part of the fistula tract is then sealed with the Leonardo Laser. With the radially emitting fibre of the laser, energy is applied circumferentially to the fistula tract. This ensures complete closure of the tract.
HEALING HANDS CLINIC PUBLISHED A SERIES OF100 PATIENTS WITH COMPLEX HIGH FISTULAS TREATED WITH DLPL, THERE WAS NOT A SINGLE CASE OF RECURRENCE OR INCONTINENCE.
It's like taking a small nap! All you will feel is a small needle prick during your preparation for the procedure. The entire surgery takes about 30 minutes. Occasionally, only the lower half of your body is anaesthetised and you will be alert and probably having a chat with your doctor!
Yes, the laser probe is inserted within the fistula tract and the laser energy is applied circumferentially to coagulate ( burn ) it. The tract heals by a process called 'secondary intention'.
You will normally be able to start drinking water shortly after the procedure and can start eating as soon as you are hungry. You will be able to get out of bed a few hours after surgery. You are likely to have some pain after the procedure that is easily controlled with painkillers.
If your operation is planned as a day care procedure you can go home as soon as the effect of the anaesthetic has worn off, you have passed urine and you are comfortable, eating and drinking. Since a general anaesthetic is used, it is advisable that a responsible adult take you home and stay with you for 24 hours.
At times you may be given a discharge after 24 hours in which case you may need to stay in the hospital for a night.Before you are discharged you will be advised about post-operative care, painkillers and laxatives.
You do not need a specific diet. Just make sure you eat a healthy, fiber-rich diet before and after surgery.
Get plenty of rest, take a Sitz bath about 3 times a day ( especially after a bowel movement ), maintain self-hygiene and consume a fibre rich diet.
You may start travelling after a week.
Fever > 101 degree F
Pain not relieved by prescribed medicines
Unusual bleeding with bowel movement
Persistent nausea or vomiting