Treating Your Anal Fistulas

Anal fistulas are frequently caused by anal abscesses that are left untreated and allowed to progress into a much more serious and pressing problem. Characterized by a small tunnel that can form between the outer skin of your anal canal and its interior, an anal fistula will not heal on its own and typically requires surgery to address completely. If you’re worried about the presence of an anal fistula, the talented team here at NYBG Colorectal is ready to set your mind at ease. We have extensive experience with anal fistula surgery and can offer you the treatment needed to help you find the relief you’ve been searching for. If you’re interested in learning more about how our anal fistula treatment can help you regain your full quality of life, we’re here to help. Simply reach out to our New York office and set up your consultation with a member of our team today.

What Causes an Anal Fistula?

In the vast majority of cases, an anal fistula is caused by an untreated abscess. When a small pocket of infected tissue and pus develops in the area, it will grow in size if not properly addressed. When this abscess grows large enough to connect the outer skin of your anal canal and its interior, it becomes a fistula.

An anal fistula can also form as a result of complications that might arise from other issues, such as:

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Gonorrhea
  • Rectal cancer
  • Diverticulitis

Exploring Anal Fistula Treatment

Led by Dr. Kulvir Nandra, our team offers an advanced level of surgical excellence. You’ll be able to rest assured and look forward to exemplary results from your anal fissure surgery, as we always take care to employ the least-invasive methods possible.

Fistulotomy

This procedure is perfect for the majority of anal fistula cases and involves exposing the infection completely. This allows it to heal from the inside out, via an incision that is made to completely open the fistula. Once the infection is properly cleaned away, the wound can be cleaned and packed with a sterile substance that helps it heal as fully as possible.

Bioprosthetic Plug

Made from naturally-occurring biological tissues, this small device is shaped like a cone and will be inserted into the fistula’s internal opening. The external end of the infected fistula will be left open, enabling proper drainage and giving your tissues the opportunity to heal themselves over time. Both methods will see us scheduling follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing.

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Discover Relief at NYBG Colorectal

Colorectal issues can be sensitive and painful—but most importantly, they can interrupt your day-to-day life. If you’re looking for answers and a way to once more enjoy your daily routine without interruption, the talented team here at NYBG Colorectal is here to help.

We treat a wide range of issues and will help you find the answers you’re looking for, so you can enjoy relief from the painful issues that have brought you through our door. When you’re ready to learn more about what NYBG Colorectal can do for you, simply reach out to us at our NYC office and set up your consultation. Whether you’re worried about a serious problem or are concerned about a minor issue, we can help you with a diagnosis and treatment plan that gets you back on your feet in no time at all.

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When you find yourself dealing with sensitive colorectal issues, our team is here and ready to help you find a solution.

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