Surgery for Anal Fistula

You will usually need to have surgery if you have an anal fistula.

Typically, this condition does not heal on its own, so surgery is generally recommended. Without surgery, you can experience unpleasant symptoms and you may have repeated abscesses.

There are several different procedures. The most common type of surgery is a fistulotomy. This surgery is performed under general anaesthetic. Your surgeon cuts along the whole length of your anal fistula to open it up to allow it to heal as a flat scar.

At Ramsay Health Care UK, we routinely perform the simple procedure of fistulotomy for patients suffering from this condition. A fistulotomy is carried out as an outpatient or day-case procedure so you can expect to return home shortly after your operation. We also offer other anal fistula surgeries as required.

Our experienced surgeons will assess your condition and discuss with you your best treatment option based on the extent and exact location of your fistula.

They may need to send you for diagnostic testing. Our hospitals have the latest diagnostic equipment that is operated by skilled staff. We offer appointments to suit you, so you can get a fast and reliable diagnosis and move swiftly on to your treatment.

We understand the embarrassing and sensitive nature of this problem and our staff will respectfully care for your needs during your visit to one of our hospitals. We will undertake surgery and provide you with full fistulotomy recovery information to ensure you can get back to your daily life without pain or symptoms as soon as possible.

You can also rest assured that we have strict protocols in place to keep you safe when visiting one of our Ramsay Health Care hospitals.

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