Fistula is the name for a channel through which things can pass. Fistula is formed as an abnormal channel between the inner surface of the anal canal and the opening of the anus. This channel allows flow of fecal matter, pus and blood which keeps the area infected and results in pain, bleeding, pus drainage and discomfort during the bowel movement.
The anal glands which make fluids get blocked due to many reasons and this produces bacteria which causes infection in the surrounding tissue and creates abscess. If this abscess is not treated in time then the abscess creates a path for itself to move out of the body. This path is known as fistula.
Fistulas can have many reasons like a sexually transmitted disease, tuberculosis, trauma, rectal cancer, HIV, AIDS, Syphlis, Ulcer, Surgical Complication, Injury to the rectum wall etc. The symptoms for fistula are discomfort while defecating, blood and pus from the anus, fever, chills and fatigue, foul smelling liquid from the abscess opening. One must not ignore these symptoms as a small problem can become much more complicated if left untreated.
The first thing that you should do in such cases is to consult a good ano-rectal surgeon who would do a physical examination and diagnose the disease. Most of the anal fistulas are visible from the outside but in order to see the complete path of the fistula the following investigations are of great help - MR Fistulogram, Contrast CT Fisultogram. Once the diagnosis is confirmed then the line of treatment would be decided.
The most common surgery for Fistula is known as Fistulotomy where the surgeon cuts the channel, completely drains the pus and removes the infected tissue. The surface of the channel is destroyed surgically so that scarring takes place and finally when the healing happens the channel collapses and the cavity is finished. The surgery takes about 30 - 45 minutes and the patient is discharged from the hospital in 1-2 days time. The entire healing takes about 2 weeks. Sometimes the surgeon may use a stapler to close the opening of the fistula channel into the internal body and then destroy the channel using electrocautery.
Laser Surgery for Fistula is a new technique which is completely non-invasive and can be done in OPD settings without requiring hospitalization. However for insurance patients one day of hospital stay may be required for claiming the insurance. In this surgery a Diode Laser Machine is used which is similar to the machine which is used in Hair Removal procedures by the Dermatology centres. This machine works at a different frequency than the hair removal laser and delivers different amounts of energy so that the laser achieves the same goals as an open surgery but without any pain or bleeding.
Since there are no cuts in Laser Surgery for Fistula your post procedure visit to the doctor would be minimal and you would be able to do normal work from the next day onwards. It has been seen that the recurrence rate in Laser Surgery is lesser than the open surgery and the recovery period is much shorter.
Dr Subhash Singh is one of the finest surgeon when it comes to Ano Rectal Surgeries. He has done the highest number of General and Laparoscopic Surgeries in this region. He has been doing these surgeries for the last 20 years and has done several thousand of them with successful outcomes. The cost of Laser Fistulectomy is Rs. 65-75 thousand while the cost of normal fistulectomy is Rs. 50 - 60 thousand. The Laser Surgery is done in daycare and the patient goes home the same day. For open surgery the hospital stay is 1-2 days. The recovery in Laser Surgery is much quicker and the patient is back to normal activities within 2-3 days of the surgery.
Cashless facility is available for the insurance card holders. Brightstar hospital in Moradabad has the option of Deluxe, Single, Twin Sharing and General Ward for the patients. Patients can choose the room category as per their eligibility in cases of health insurance. Cash paying patients can choose the room category as per their budget. Surgery cost is higher in a single room bed category as compared to a general ward. Brightstar hospital has central airconditioning and all bed categories are with AC. Hygienic and healthy food is provided to the patient from the hospital kitchen. For all planned admissions, 90 percent of the estimated expenses of treatment are to be deposited at the time of admission.
Brightstar Hospital which commenced operations in the year 2020 is the largest hospital in the city of Moradabad. With 300 beds capacity the hospital has changed the Medical Landscape of Western Uttar Pradesh and made Moradabad as the Medical Hub of the region. The Hospital is promoted by a group of entrepreneurs including some of the best medical professionals of the city. The Hospital offers superspecialty services in the fields of Neurosurgery & Neurology, Critical Care, Urology, Gastroenterology, Cancer Surgery, Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pulmonology, Nephrology, Urology, Plastic Surgery, Endocrinology and Interventional Radiology. The hospital also offers specialty services in the fields of Obstetrics and Gynaecology including IVF, General & Laparoscopic Surgery, Orthopaedics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Pathology, Dental Surgery, Physiotherapy and Rehab.
Brightstar Hospital has brought the latest, cutting edge, state of art medical technology to the city of Moradabad. The hospital is equipped with the Latest MRI, CT Scan, Cath Lab, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler, Digital X-Ray, 2D Echocardiography, PFT, Mammography and Bone Densitometry to give the diagnostic accuracy to our medical team. The 50 bedded intensive care unit is equipped with the latest multipara monitors, centralized oxygen supply and life saving ventilators. Our Modular Operation Theatres are equipped with C-Arm, Operating Microscopes, Fully Automatic Anaesthesia Workstations and Hepa Filters to carry out the most complex of the surgeries with great accuracy and surgical precision. The entire hospital is connected through a centralized Hospital Information System and PAX Solutions to make us a fully Digital Hospital. All our Diagnostic Machines are fully digital and we discourage the use of X-Ray Films keeping the environmental concerns in mind.
We have gathered some of the finest medical minds at Brightstar Hospital to match our infrastructure. Our team of doctors are highly qualified and carry with them rich experience of treating the most complex of the medical problems. The multidisciplinary team of doctors ensure that every case is discussed and comprehensive treatment is provided to our patients. Our OPD's provide consultation services with Specialist and Superspecialist doctors. The Operating Rooms have the services of some of the best surgical hands assisted by a team of anaesthetists. The Intensive Care Units are manned by Critical Care Specialists and Anaesthetists. Our team of doctors are assisted by highly trained paramedics in the diagnostic field. Our Nursing Team efficiently carries out the doctor's instructions and provide compassionate care which speeds up the healing process. The Physiotherapy Team makes sure that your recovery is quick and complete.
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