Anal fistula? Outpatient laser surgery with low infection – book your surgery appointment now!
The corona pandemic is not yet over and will keep the world in suspense for at least a few more months. Nevertheless, postponed surgery appointments and preventive examinations should be tackled now! After weeks of acute care, regular care has now resumed, and general practitioners and specialists have appointments free. Patients no longer need to hesitate if they want to keep postponed or pending surgery appointments. Since only certain hospitals now have to provide quarantine and intensive care beds for corona patients, capacities for operations are now available again for standard care.
The advantages of the minimally invasive laser method FiLaC® (Fistula-tract Laser Closure) for anal fistulas are particularly effective in the corona period: this method can – depending on the diagnosis – also be performed on an outpatient basis. This saves the patient a longer inpatient stay in the hospital and thus minimizes the risk of contracting infectious diseases of other patients or multi-resistant germs in hospital.
In addition, due to the special mode of action of the light energy, laser surgery itself is very low in infection: The anal fistula is irradiated and sclerosed from the inside. In this way, surgical intervention with a scalpel and thus cuts and open wounds can be avoided. The risk of injury to the sphincter muscle is significantly reduced. The healing process is considerably shortened.