Treatment for anal fistulas

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Anal fistula - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic

How Is an Anal Fistula Treated? Anal fistulas require surgical treatment. There are not medical management options, such as taking medication, that can heal a fistula. Although surgery is necessary, it should be noted that anal fistula surgery is not without risk. The most common concern associated with surgery is a loss of bowel continence.

New Techniques for Treating an Anal Fistula

For a simple fistula that isnt too close to your anus, the doctor will cut open the skin and muscle surrounding the tunnel. This allows the opening to heal from the inside out. She may use a plug to close the fistula. For a more complicated fistula, the doctor might put a tube known as a seton

Anal fistula - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic

Jul 01, 2016 The ligation of the intersphincteric fistula tract (LIFT) procedure is a promising new technique for the treatment of fistulas that pass through the anal sphincters.

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