FAQs about Fistula in ano

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♦ Does every abscess always become a fistula?

→ No. There is no perfect way to predict the future of an abscess. There is more than 60% possibility of becoming abscess in to fistula.

♦ Can fistula be healed automatically?

→ No. Due to the structure of fistula, it always holds stool particles and other infection. Though the external opening closes automatically or by any medicine, the infection continues to growth and will burst out from external opening.

♦ Is fistula curable by medicines?

→ Any medicine ( antibiotics, ayurvedic herbal or homoeopathic ) can control the infection but they can't assure to cure fistula permanently.

♦ Can surgery cure fistula?

→ Search for modern surgical techniques in the world itself tells about the failure of their previous techniques.

♦ Can ksharsutra treatment cure fistula permanently without antibiotics?

→ Yes. Our research in 18 years has proved this fact. If the medicated thread is prepared scientifically, no need of antibiotics.

♦ Can kshar sutra thread change be done during menstrual cycle?

→ No. Appointment will be rescheduled and shifted after monthly menstrual cycle.

♦ What is the importance of ksharsutra treatment against surgery in fistula treatment?

→ Ksharsutra treatment in fistula can be done under local anesthesia & patient is discharged within an hour. Here no cut or stitches are taken. Patient must come once in a week to change the medicated thread. The herbal coatings of the thread dissolves the infection to get removed from body and helps body to creat healthy tissue. The wound gets healed without antibiotics. No need of hospitalization or bed rest.

♦ What is semi surgical procedure for ksharsutra treatment?

→ Some doctors or surgeons has modified the traditional surgical procedure ( not the ksharsutra treatment ) seeing the success of ksharsutra treatment. They cut & remove fistula track partially & then insert ksharsutra in the remaining intersphincteric track. They claim that this method saves time to heal fistula.

♦ Is the partial surgical method successful?

→ The success of ksharsutra treatment depends on correct insertion of the medicated thread in the fistula track & the quality of 'Kshar-sutra'. So just having a ksharsutra of unknown quality in your body will not cure fistula. The body need time to remove the infection & heal the wound. So there is no short cut method. Also this is not the traditional method in Ayurvedic books. Kshar sutra should not be used as "placebo".

♦ What is the cost of Ksharsutra treatment?

→ In our clinic, we calculate the cost as per complexity and length of the track. So it can vary as per case. Doctor will tell you cost after actual examination in our clinic. This can't be discussed on phone call.

We have treated patients from many cities in India like Pune, Nashik, Mumbai, New Mumbai, Satara, Kolhapur, Sangli, Solapur, Panvel, Khopoli, Ahmadnagar, Kankavli, Shrivardhan ( Maharashtra ), Kolkata ( West Bengal ), Delhi, Ahmadabad, Rajkot ( Gujarat ), Banglore, Udupi, Hubli, Gulbarga ( Karnataka ), Hyderabad ( Telangana ), Panaji ( Goa ), Hisar ( Haryana ), Chennai ( Tamil nadu ), Jamshedpur ( Zharkhand ). Also patients from Dubai ( UAE ), Toronto, Vancouver ( Canada ), Las Vegas ( Nevada ), Atlanta ( Georgia ), San Francisco, San Jose ( California ), Boston ( Massachusetts ), Seattle ( Washington ), Phoenix ( Arizona ), Michigan, New Mexico ( All from USA ), London ( England ), Melbourne, Perth, Canberra ( Australia ), Kuwait, Bahrain, Germany, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Singapore, Afghanistan, Nepal are cured.

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