VAAFT or Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment basically comprises of a surgical kit. This kit is used for the treatment of anal fistulae. The kit contains the following few items:
- A video telescope which enables surgeons like Ashish Bhanot, to see inside the fistula tract.
- A fistula brush and forceps which helps in cleaning the tract and clearance of granulation tissue.
- A unipolar electrode for conducting diathermy in the internal tract.
The procedure takes place in two phases. One is operative, and the other is diagnostic. It is essential to give the patient a general or spinal anesthetic before starting the procedure. During the diagnostic phase of the VAAFT, A specialist, like Dr. Ashish Bhanot, inserts the fistuloscope into the fistula in order to identify the openings inside the anus. The light of the fistuloscope makes the process simpler. Finally, during the operative phase of Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment In Delhi and all over the world, the specialist cleans the fistula tract. Also,the sealing of the internal openings is done. After the removal of necromantic material, the surgeon finally closes the openings inside the canal of the anus.
At present, the procedure of VAAFT is being used in multiple hospitals. It enables early recovery. Also, there is very little risk of incontinence. Specialists, like, Dr Ashish Bhanot, can combine VAAFT along with other technical procedures like Seton. However, it is said that the procedure of Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment in Delhi, as well as other places, have some disadvantages as well. There is a pertaining risk of the reopening of internal fistula opening. This can be quite harmful to the patient. Another risk associated with VAAFT is the recurrence of the disease, which will lead to multiple surgeries.
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