Fistulas are formed when two of your organs which are normally not connected create a connection in the form of a tract. Fistulas may be found in the urinary tract, anus, intestines, aorta, vagina and skin. Urinary tract fistulas and Anal Fistulas have the highest prevalence amongst all types of fistulas. Blocked anal glands can create anal abscess which can then turn into a fistula which creates an opening on the skin around the anus. This causes pain and swelling in the area and foul smelling pus may ooze out of the fistula opening on the skin. Clinical examination using a proctoscope or sigmoidoscope followed by ultrasound scan or MRI Scan can give valuable information about the depth and the extent of the fistula. Further tests like Colonoscopy and some blood tests might be required to investigate the cause of the fistula. Surgery is always required to treat the fistula and there is no medical solution to this problem.
Fistulotomy is the most common surgical procedure for the treatment of Anal Fistula. In this surgery the skin and the muscle over the tunnel are cut open to create an open groove which allows the fistula to fill up from bottom to top. In some cases a flap is taken from the rectum and the fistula is covered for faster healing. Laser technique is also being used to cause scarring on the internal walls of the fistula tract which causes shrinkage of the walls and healing. Some of the fistulas keep recurring and have to be treated again. Lift surgery is also being done in which the skin above the fistula is cut open, the sphincter muscles are spread and the fistula is tied up after lifting. Most of the patients are discharged either on the same day or the next day from the hospital. You would be required to soak your bottom in warm water and take laxatives for atleast a week or two after the surgery. Local anaesthetic like Lidocaine is to be applied to the area to reduce the pain and discomfort post surgery.
Dr Pramod Prasad is one of the most experienced surgeon for doing all types of the fistula surgeries - incision surgery, flap surgery, lift surgery and the laser surgery. The cost of the surgery ranges between Rs. 50,000 - 1,50,000 depending upon the technique used and the extent of the fistula. The higher cost is incurred when the extent of the fistula is quite large and it is therefore advisable to start your treatment as soon as the first symptoms are felt. Most of the insurance policies do not cover this surgery within the first two years of the policy. However if you are holding an insurance policy which has been provided by your company then the surgery is covered from day one. You also have to check the room rent eligibility in your insurance policy to make sure that you get the complete claim amount and there are no deductions. If you opt for a higher category room than what you are eligible for, then you may have to bear some expenses for your treatment.
Sethi Hospital was setup in the year 1996 by the doctor couple of Dr. Ashok Sethi and Dr Pushpa Sethi in the city of Gurgaon. Initially the hospital offered services in the fields of Orthopaedics and Gynaecology but soon developed into a multi-specialty hospital offering complete range of secondary and tertiary level treatments. In the last 24 years, the hospital has treated more than 12 lac patients throught outdoor and indoor facilities. Sethi Hospital has won the trust of the patients on the basis of ethical and cost effective treatment. Middle class patients who have to self finance their medical treatment, find our pricing quite affordable for the quality of treatment given.
The state of art cutting edge medical technology deployed at Sethi hospital makes us a complete hospital for your medical treatment. Most of the patients who come for any kind of treatment normally require the facilities of ultrasound, colour doppler, echocardiography and digital x-ray within the hospital. Sethi hospital has all these facilities inhouse which means that the patient does not have to run from one place to another for getting the complete treatment. Inhouse pharmacy and pathology lab ensures that the attendants of the patients getting admitted at the hospital can have the peace of mind and do not have to run helter skelter.
The team of doctors at Sethi hospital are some of the most experiencd medical professionals in the city of Gurgaon. Almost all our doctors have more than 15-20 years of experience in their respective fields. The doctors at Sethi Hospital are always trying to improve the medical and surgical outcomes and take active part in continous medical education programmes. 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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