What is an anal fistula?
An Anal Fistula is a tunnel tract that connects the anal skin with the inside of the anal canal. It is usually counted by an in feeling of an anal gland that results in an absence. In some cases, after the abscess resolves, a fistula is left behind.
Symptoms of anal fistula:
- Rectal pain
- Persistent / Recurrent drainage
Examination by a specialized health professional such as a colorectal surgeon is essential in determining if you have an anal fistula. Future investigation may be required and determine the type of fistula and the surgical procedure to heal it.
What we offer
A board-certified Colon and Rectal Surgeon is recommended in the surgical management of anal fistulas. Some of the procedures we offer include anal fistulotomy, seton placement, anal sphincter sparing procedures such as ligation intersphincteric fistula tract, and endoanal advancement flaps.