What is Anal Fistula?

An anal fistula is a small channel that can develop between the end of the bowel and the skin near the anus. An anal fistula can cause bleeding and discharge when passing stools – and can be painful.

An anal fistula can occur after surgery to drain an anal abscess. In some cases, an anal fistula causes persistent drainage.

In other cases, where the outside of the channel opening closes, the result may be recurrent anal abscesses. The only cure for an anal fistula is surgery.

Symptoms of anal fistulas

Pain, which is usually constant, throbbing and worse when patient is sitting down, Skin irritation around the anus, including swelling, redness and tenderness, Discharge of pus or blood, Constipation or pain associated with bowel movements. Infection may worsen and lead to perianal sepsis leading to Fever.

Ignored fistula will keep making tunnels branching below skin or in rectum leading to multiple communication.

Ignored fistula patients may come with complains of stool and gas passing through fistula opening.

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Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment

The painless way to relief, VAAFT (Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment), is a great surgical method adopted by the most reputed Dr. AshishBhanot. His procedures are feasible and safe. Till now, countless patients have got relief by taking VAAFT (Video-Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment) from him. This is an excellent way, though it’s surgical, yet you will not see the aftermaths of conventional surgical way which lock up the person for a number of months. You can get this treatment from specialist Dr. Bhanot.


  • Non Invasive little pain, early recovery back to work quickly
  • If Failure can be used again
  • Very Low risk of incontinence
  • Very good Minimally Invasive approach for complex deep seated abscesses and fistulas esp Crohn’s Fistulas
  • VAAFT can be combined with any other technique like Seton and standard open surgical Method by being able to directly visualize and reach high internal opening


  • Risk of reopening of internal Fistula opening
  • Risk of Recurrence and Multiple Surgeries

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