VAAFT aka Video-assisted anal fistula treatment is a novel minimally invasive and sphincter-saving technique that is highly preferable for treating the complex anal fistulas. The low recurrence rate of anal fistula, no surgical wound on the perianal area, and less time for recovery make it safe and effective. That is the only reason why more and more doctors go for this procedure for the treatment of complex fistula.
What are the different types of Fistula-in-ano?
There are different types of Fistulas-in-ano for which VAAFT treatment is highly effective. Let’s understand some of the anal fistula types-
- Simple: Intersphincteric or low subcutaneous fistula in which fistulotomy can be done easily without the risk of incontinence. These fistulae include less than thirty percent of the external sphincter.
- Complex: Complex fistulas are those for which fistulotomy poses a serious threat of incontinence risk. It includes fistulas that are high; generally extrashincteric, suprasphincteric, or high-transphincteric. In these, the track crosses higher than 30 to 50% of the external sphincter.
So, whether the patients are suffering from simple or complex anal fistula, Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment can treat the problem from roots so that there will be no occurrence!
What Eminent Doctors say For VAAFT Treatment?
According to the published article in Business Standards, different doctors have different sayings for VAAFT treatment where all the doctors welcomed this technique. Dr Ashish Bhanot says that there are many ways for the treatment of anal fistula with conventional methods like surgery. Fistulectomy/Fistulutomy method is performed to remove the complete fistula tract with a knife. This can lead to extreme pain and discomfort to patients.
He further stated that previous methods caused large wounds and requires daily dressing which ultimately leads to more time for healing. But with VAAFT treatment, doctors can identify the internal opening of the fistula tract with an endoscope which helps to navigate the tract under vision. The fistula is removed through a special electric current and after removal, the opening is shut with fibrin glue. This procedure is not only safe for patients but also very effective. Dr. Ashish Bhanot is Delhi’s top surgeon who has already performed many surgeries from his skilled hands. So, why to wait? Get the Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment in Delhi at Aum Clinics without making any further delay!
Let’s see in this video, how he has performed complex Crohn’s multiple fistula surgery!
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