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Simpler surgery for fistula patients launched at Max Hospital

Patients suffering from fistula, which affects seven per 1,000 men in India, do not have to undergo the traditional surgery any longer with the minimally invasive anal fistula treatment (MAFT) launched on Saturday at Max Hospital, Saket in New Delhi.

Dr Pradeep K Chowbey

“The technique called MAFT is the first such in entire Asia-Pacific region. The technique is performed for surgical treatment of anal fistulas through a fistulascope,” said Dr Pradeep Chowbey, chief of surgery and allied surgical specialties at Max Hospital, Saket.

Fistula, a condition where the anal region witnesses inflammation and formation of pus and tract, occurs mostly in men with symptoms such as pain in the anal region, development of lumps, and discharge.

MAFT surgery costs around Rs 35-40,000, the same as the traditional surgery.

Dr Piercarlo Meinero

“The advantage of this surgery is that it is minimally invasive, the fistulascope gives you visuals of the inner tract and makes it easy to operate,” said Dr Piercarlo Meinero, chief of proctology at Italy’s Rapallo Lavagna hospital and the one who developed the technique.

Dr Piercarlo Meinero conducted the first MAFT surgery in 2006.

While the patient can recover in about a week after the MAFT, the chances of recurrence are also less, say experts.

“The advantage is that if the first MAFT surgery fails, you can re-conduct it. Apart from that, chances of recurrence are less as compared to traditional surgery,” said Dr Pradeep Chowbey. [Source: IANS]

17 Comments

  1. Chakrapani kumar Chakrapani kumar Thursday, July 4, 2019

    What is the cost of MAFT fistula treatment.

  2. PRASHANT PRASHANT Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Dear I am suffering from fistula last 2 Years.which surgery is dest to cure and which hospital is best hospital to surgery.

  3. Vibhu Vibhu Thursday, September 7, 2017

    Hello Sir,

    I am living in USA at Washington DC. I had got abyss (Pus) removed while the puss formation was not completed. this moved to formation of fistula. After the Abyss done (2015) I was fine and no issues arrived. My track got closed after 1 year and after waiting more for 1 year. I am feeling that my fistula is getting created. it is not that big or problematic as I am doing Yoga, taking some good laxatives like isabghol etc. Please suggest if there are any VAAFT surgeon in USA. I am trying to avoid travel at current time to India.
    Regards
    Vibhu

  4. SACHIN SACHIN Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    Respected Sir ‘ with due regards im also suffering from this fistula problem since last 1 yr. was taking shar shurta treatment fro ayurvedic medication but still suffering from tis issue plz guide me with ur valuable suggestion

  5. ankur ankur Thursday, September 1, 2016

    hi

    i am suffering from fishtula in ano from last 4 month ….docter has advised for surgery … is the surgery is safe ….should i go for surgery…which is the best hospital for surgery staying in Delhi…

    is there any other treatment without surgery….

    please advice – ankur21goel@gmail.com

  6. Shankar Prasad Shankar Prasad Tuesday, September 22, 2015

    a little something discharge from anus and enough etching.

  7. narendra narendra Monday, July 6, 2015

    Delhi city I want vaaft surgery now please contact me
    Mobile No-9868004315

  8. amit kumar amit kumar Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Simli pandariba, patna city, pin 800008 ,bihar
    I want vaaft surgery now please contact me

  9. M . Ravi Kumar M . Ravi Kumar Monday, December 22, 2014

    Dear Sir,

    i am facing problem with fistula past 1 year , already taken surgery of one time my last surgery completed at 9th June 2014 but at time have again looking a small hall, at fistula surgery place and have faced some pain and pus coming also, Requesting you please suggest me what I will do,
    Please guide me how to resolve this problem permanently I will waiting yours valuable replay sir
    pleaseeeeeeee……

  10. shubham shubham Tuesday, June 17, 2014

    I am facing problem with fistula since 1 year. What i have to do now. Kindly tell treatment for it. Thank you

  11. santosh s g santosh s g Tuesday, May 13, 2014

    Resp sir ,
    I m having anal fistula of around 5 cms long
    Kindly tell how much cost it will apprx . For treatment

  12. Anjaneya Varaprasad Anjaneya Varaprasad Tuesday, April 29, 2014

    Dear sir.,

    I am facing problem with fistula since from 2007 , i have taken treatment it has been stopped and track is also closed and now again it is started withe pus and blood bleeding since from past one month back.

    Please guide me how to resolve this problem permanently

    Anji

  13. amit amit Sunday, October 13, 2013

    Respected sir.I have faced fistula last
    2 year’s. And have taken one time surgery last one month before pus started again from another side.what I will do sir?

  14. sunil kumar sunil kumar Saturday, August 17, 2013

    Dear Sir/Mam,
    Have faced fistula past 2 year, have already taken surgery of one time my last surgery completed at 10th may 2011 but at time have again looking a small hall, at fistula surgery place and have faced some pain and pus coming also, I will frosted from this problem.
    Requesting you please suggest me what I will to do,
    I will waiting yours valuable replay…

  15. Amritesh Amritesh Thursday, August 1, 2013

    Dear Sir,
    Dear Sir/Mam,
    Have faced fistula past 2 year, have already taken surgery of 3 time my last surgery completed at 10th may 2013 but at time have again looking a small hall, at fistula surgery place and have faced some pain and pus coming also, I will frosted from this problem.
    Requesting you please suggest me what I will to do,
    I will waiting yours valuable replay…

    • Onyekwum kenechukwu victor Onyekwum kenechukwu victor Sunday, July 21, 2019

      I want come to india Am having a problem of fistula near my anus

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