Laser Treatment for Anal Fistula & Fissures

The Anal Fissures is a condition where there is a small cut or a small tear in the lining of the anus.. This could cause bright red bleeding and pain while passing stools. People of all ages can get affected by this condition right from infants and young children to elderly people.

Anal Fistula is a condition where there is an infection in an anal gland which discharges pus through an opening in the skin of the buttocks

Laser Treatment for fistula 

Laser treatment for Anal Fistula

The treatment of fistula is not easy as the infection is deep seated and the fistula track may belonga. In recent times, 2 new methods have been introduced to treat this health condition which are video assisted treatment and laser ablation. In the video assisted treatment a video scope and a probe is inserted to have a clear visual of the condition and treat it. The laser ablation is a similar procedure which uses laser beams to destroy wipe out the fistula. Fistula laser closure or commonly known as FiLAC is the procedure for the anal fistula treatment. Here, doctors aim at closure of the track by using laser energy that is emitted by a radial fiber which is connected to a diode laser. This causes the tissue to shrink around the radial fiber that would result in closing the track. Here, in most cases the patient would be given anesthesia and the surgery is done without major cuts and wounds. The reason why most people choose laser treatment is because:

  • Almost painless
  • Healing time taken is very less
  • Most modern and up-to-date treatment method
  • Ensure not to risk the surrounding tissue
  • Minimal bleeding during and after surgery
  • Least chance of sphincter damage(which can cause loss of control of stools)
  • Fast and quick recovery time

Although this kind of treatment is expensive, it is suggested by most doctors as it is easy to carry out and the patient recovery is fast and with least complications.