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24.08.2016

An early success: the Sun King

  Louis XIV (1638-1715), also known as the Sun King, suffered from bad health in many ways throughout his entire life. His anal fistula was probably caused by long periods on horseback. His personal doctor Henri Louis Daquin a...

Everything will be alright

  Diseases of the anus or rectum are a big taboo. At the same time, medical progress has advanced into fields that allow practically every sufferer to be completely cured. Anal diseases cannot be treated with just ointments or creams...

  • An early success: the Sun King

      Louis XIV (1638-1715), also known as the Sun King, suffered from bad health in...

  • Everything will be alright

      Diseases of the anus or rectum are a big taboo. At the same time, medical...

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Anal fistulas: minimally invasive treatment


An anal fistula is an abnormal channel between the bowel and the skin surface in the anal area. Anal fistulas mostly arise as the result of an abscess that has opened spontaneously. They are less commonly the result of chronic inflammatory bowel disease.

A gentle procedure
The  FiLaCTM laser procedure makes a new, gentle treatment alternative available to the treating proctologist or surgeon. The treatment is virtually pain-free and convalescence is noticeably shorter than with conventional surgical methods.


Anal fistulas should not be confused with pathologically enlarged hemorrhoids, although they are just as unpleasant. For information about hemorrhoids, see info-hemorrhoids.de/en/.