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Overview: Fistulectomy refers to a surgical procedure where a fistulous tract is excised (cut out) completely. Although fistulas can develop in different parts of the body, a fistulectomy is more commonly performed on patients with an anal fistula, which forms in between the skin near the anus and the end of the bowel.Learn More
Fistulectomy is performed either under general or spinal anesthesia. Depending on the severity of the condition, the surgeon may elect to inject a contrast dye into the fistula’s external opening and an imaging tool, such as an X-ray or MRI, to make all the parts of the fistula visible. The surgeon then proceeds to remove all three parts of the fistula while making sure that the sphincter muscle stays intact as much as possible. The entire procedure takes only 45 minutes to an hour
Following your Fistulectomy Surgery, your doctor may recommend a diet low in fat and high in fiber. You should drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a day. This will help you have soft, regular bowel movements.
Rectal irrigation: It is a unique way of emptying the lower bowel and is used to prevent faecal incontinence, chronic constipation or simply as a method of bowel management.Learn Less
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