Laser proctology refers to the treatment of the common condition of anus and rectum.
We have started laser treatment of-
- Fistulas and
- Pilonidal Sinus
Why is laser surgery better than the conventional surgery?
The laser is the latest modality for fissures, fistulas, and piles. It is a daycare procedure that offers several advantages over traditional surgery.
- Less operation time
- Discharge within a few hours
- Go back to a normal routine within a day or two
- Great surgical precision
- Faster recovery
- Significantly less post-operative pain
- Less recurrence rates
- Anal sphincter is well preserved (no chances of incontinence/ fecal leak)
Laser cauterization is a technique in which the surgeon uses a narrow beam of the laser to focus only on hemorrhoid and not damage the nearby tissues. It is a safe procedure with minimal bleeding and quick healing time. The controlled emission of laser energy reaches the submucosa zone, causing the haemorrhoidal mass to shrink. Fibrotic reconstruction generates new connective tissue, ensuring the mucosa adheres to the underlying tissue preventing the recurrence of prolapse.
FILAC technique (Fistula – Tract Laser Closure)
It is a minimally invasive and sphincter-preserving technique used in treating anorectal fistula. The affected tissue (epithelialized path) is destroyed and sealed using laser emission radially 360° in a controlled manner. Laser energy is delivered into the anal fistula tract which induces destruction of the fistula epithelium and simultaneous obliteration of the remaining fistula tract by a shrinkage effect. The epithelialized tissue is being destroyed in a controlled way and the fistula tract collapses to a very high degree. Using radial fiber gives good control to the operator and also allows use in the convoluted track.
The laser fissure procedure is done under local anesthesia. It doesn’t require hospitalization of a patient. By the use of laser, pathological tissue of anal fissure is vaporized. The laser removal of the fissure has great efficiency rate. It is the most modern technique to treat a fissure. The laser surgery is the perfect alternative for the other methods.
Contrary to the conventional methods, the laser treats pilonidal sinuses in depth. It is literally a non-invasive, completely painless and very therapeutic effect of laser that contributes noticeably to the spectacular healing of pilonidal sinus disease. aser removes the inflamed structures and the sinuses. The removal of pilonidal sinuses with this laser surgical technique takes approximately 30 minutes in most cases. When we laser the sinus tracts, collateral damage is minimal. The healing process is thus quicker, easier and mostly without any pain. Chances of recurrences are minimal.
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