Anal fistula SURGERY in Dubai
Anal fistula or fistula-in-ano, is a chronic abnormal communication between the epithelialized surface of the anal canal and the perianal skin. An anal fistula can be described as a narrow tunnel with its internal opening in the anal canal and its external opening in the skin near the anus. Anal fistula commonly occurs in people with a history of anal abscesses. They can form when anal abscesses do not heal properly.
Anal fistula originate from the anal glands, which are located between the internal and external anal sphincter and drain into the anal canal. If the outlet of these glands becomes blocked, an abscess can form which can eventually extend to the skin surface. The tract formed by this process is a fistula.
Abscesses can recur if the fistula seals over, allowing the accumulation of pus. It can then extend to the surface again – repeating the process.
Anal fistula do not generally harm, but can be very painful, and can be irritating because of the drainage of pus. Additionally, recurrent abscesses may lead to significant short term morbidity from pain and, importantly, create a starting point for systemic infection.
Anal fistula Treatments in Dubai
Depending upon the position of anal fistula, a number of treatment options are available. Fistulotomy, seton techniques, advancement flap procedures, fibrin glue and bioprosthetic plug are some of the common ways of treating the condition. However, amongst all of them, 80-85% cases are treatable successfully by fistulotomy.
Fistulotomy – A Surgical Procedure
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. The patient is advised to lie down on the table in such a manner that the anus and rectal area remain exposed. Once anesthesia is given, anal area is cleaned thoroughly with antiseptic solution. During the procedure, fistula tunnel is opened and a small portion of anal sphincter is cut. In order to close the cut, stitches are not required, dressings are put in place.
MAFT- Minimally Invasive Fistula Treatment (MAFT)
In Dubai, Video-assisted anal fistula treatment is performed for treating the condition of anal fistula. Being considered as a minimal invasive laparoscopic technique, the treatment is also known as VAAFT.
During this technique, fistula path with the help of endoscope is discovered. Once the point of internal opening is fistula is identified, it is closed with the help of stapler and the entire fistula tract is destroyed by electro cautery. The procedure is adopted for treating complex fistulas condition.
Consult with Mc Body Clinic’s Expert
If you want an expert opinion for treating the condition of fistula, look no further than Mc Body Clinic. Being labeled as one of the most prestigious clinics of UAE, Dubai, it promises to offer the best treatment to its national and international patients. Prior undertaking the surgery, the consultation is offered to patients so that they remain crystal clear about the procedure adopted for treating the anal fistula and what would be the possible outcome of the surgery.
So, book an appointment today!