FAQs about Ksharsutra Treatment

♦ Is Kshar sutra treatment surgery?

→ No. It is a para surgical procedure and can be done in OPD under local anesthesia.

♦ Is general / spinal anesthesia compulsary for Kshar sutra treatment?

→ No. It can be done under local anesthesia.

♦ Is bed rest needed after treatment?

→ No. It is not recommended. Patient's mobility helps to remove infection and heal the wound fast.

♦ Is this treatment similar to cutting seton?

→ No. Cutting seton don't have medicine coating on it.

♦ Can ksharsutra treatment cure fistula / pilonidal sinus permanently without antibiotics?

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

♦ 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".

♦ Is Ksharsutra treatment very painful?

→ As the anal region is a sensitive area, any procedure there is with pain. We have modified traditional painful Kshar sutra treatment to have less pain after procedure. The pain here is very less as compared with surgery. This pain is manageable with pain killer tablets.

♦ 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, Ahmedabad, Rajkot ( Gujarat ), Banglore, Udupi, Hubli, Gulbarga ( Karnataka ), Hyderabad ( Telangana ), Panaji ( Goa ), Hisar ( Haryana ), Chennai ( Tamil nadu ). 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 ), Perth ( Australia ), Kuwait, Bahrain, Germany, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Singapore, Afghanistan are cured.

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