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When it comes to specialized healthcare concerns like fistula, finding the right clinic is essential for effective treatment and recovery. In Mumbai, one clinic has emerged as a prominent name in fistula treatment – the Gopal Rao Piles Clinic. Renowned for its expertise, experienced specialists, and compassionate patient care, Gopal Rao Piles Clinic is hailed as the best fistula clinic in Mumbai.

What is an anal fistula, exactly?

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.

Diagnosis Of Fistula

At Gopal Rao Piles Clinic Mumbai, 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.

Causes Of Fistula

  • Anorectal abscess – A primary anorectal abscess is the most prevalent cause of anal fistulas. An anorectal abscess occurs when one of the anal glands becomes inflamed. An abscess, which is a pus-filled accumulation, develops fast as a result of the infection. When an abscess does not heal fully, whether with or without therapy, an anal fistula develops.
  • Inflammation in the intestines is caused by diseases such as Crohn’s disease, Diverticulitis, and others.
  • Rectal cancer affects the region around the urethra, and infections including TB, HIV, and sexually transmitted illnesses have been associated to fistula formation.
  • Iatrogenic – a condition brought on by a prior procedure in the region

Why should you seek treatment for your anal fistula (Bhagandar) at Healing Hands Clinic?

Distal Laser Proximal Ligation ( DLPL )

Anal Fistula is a difficult disease to recover from. Any fistula treatment should aim to

  1. Save the sphincter muscles while also preventing incontinence
  2. Prevent recurrence of the disease while keeping the nature of the condition in mind

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.