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Anal Fistula is the term for an infected tunnel that develops between the skin and the muscular opening at the end of the digestive tract, which is the anus.

The anal fistula is categorized as per the condition of the tract and of the internal opening to the anal sphincter muscle. Most commonly, the fistula develops due to an untreated anal abscess which leads to an infection in the tunnel.


The above are general guidelines. Do visit Mumbai Piles Clinic, for an expert prognosis from India’s top coloproctologist.

Pus formation with bad


Irritation and redness around the rectal area

Anal swelling in and around the anus

Abdominal pain, vomiting and loss of appetite if it is caused by inflammation of the large intestine

Constipation or pain during bowel movements


  • Poor healing of anal abscess

  • An injury caused by constipation

  • Anal glands becoming infected

  • IBD such as Crohn’s disease​

  • Abscess of the large intestine


An anal fistula is treated with medicine but sometime surgery may be required. The latest laser surgery for fistulas is known as an anal fistulotomy requiring less than an hour and thereby an outpatient procedure. One of the top doctors in India for fistulas is available at Mumbai Piles Clinic providing the latest laser treatment for fistulas.

Our Expertise


FILAC (Fistula – Tract Laser Closure) is the most effective and latest laser treatment for fistulas. Anorectal fistulas, where recurrence rates are high is successfully treated at MUMBAI PILES CLINIC, Chembur.


  • Fistulectomy

Fistulectomy is an operation for anal fistula. It is a surgical day procedure where a fistulous tract is excised (cut out) completely. It reduces the chances of reoccurrence.


  • LIFT

LIFT (Ligation of Inter-sphincteric Fistula Tract) is one of the well-known treatments used in ano-rectal fistula



Submucosal Ligation Of Fistula Tract (SLOFT) is a common treatment in India for fistula. The technique does not leave behind any scars.

  • Fistula Plug

In this procedure, a specially designed 'plug' is put into the fistula. It is then stitched up to remain in place.



Video-assisted anal fistula treatment (VAAFT) is used in perianal complex fistulas. It is a minimally invasive and sphincter-saving technique for treating fistulas. Mumbai offers the latest minimal invasive Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment.

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Our team at MUMBAI PILES CLINIC comprising of leading Coloproctologists and Surgeons in Mumbai, India have successfully performed these procedures on hundreds of patients.

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