ANO FISTULA

PREPARING FOR AN

ANO FISTULA

Fistula in ano is a hollow track lined with granulation tissue connecting a primary opening inside the anal canal to a secondary opening in the perianal skin.  Surgical removal of the abnormal track between the anus is excised.

STEPS TO BOOKING:

  1. Obtain a referral form from your physician

  2. Book an appointment with our office

  3. If you are using insurance (Present insurance card)

MEET THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST

  • Consultation booking

  • Laboratory and Imaging test completed

  • Preoperative questionnaire

   

THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE:

  • ​Fast 12 hours prior to procedure

  • 24 hour bowel preparation (Liquid diet)

  • Remember to leave all valuables at home (jewelry, money etc.)

  • Refrain from smoking and use of alcoholic beverages

  • Shower the morning of the procedure 

SURGERY TIMELINE:

  • Patient assessment about 45 minutes after check in

  • Anesthesia takes about 15 minutes

  • Surgery takes about 35 minutes

  • Recovery requires 45 minutes to 1 hour

  • Upon clearance by the doctor the patient is released

RESULTS TIMELINE:

  • Specimen taken to the laboratory by the patient (If necessary)

  • Post operative guidelines given

  • Follow-up care

 

I'm ready to begin...

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BENEFITS: 

  • There is a higher chance of permanently recovering from the conditions.

  • Resolves all symptoms associated, including, chronic pain, and abnormal bowel movement. 

POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS & RISK:

  • Infection can occur

  • Bleeding 

  • Small areas of the lungs can collapse

  • Increased risks for obese person

  •  Heart attack or stroke can occur due to strain on the heart 

  • Open wound where the fistula was removed

  • Scarring developed on the anus 

  • Increased risk to smokers 

  • Blood clot in legs

  • Although the risks and complications may occur only very rarely they do sometimes occur and cannot be predicted or prevented by the physician 

 

 

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