LIFT (Ligation of Intersphincteric Fistula Tract) For Getting Permanent Relief From Anal Fistula

LIFT (Ligation of Intersphincteric Fistula Tract) is a surgical procedure to treat complex anal fistula. Before this surgery, there were various methods like using fibrin glue, seton, collagen plugs or fistulotomy with sphincter repair etc. But these were no special treatments that could permanently cure the patient of the fistula. In Fistulotomy, the surgeon opens the fistulous tract which leaves behind a small wound that takes time to heal.

LIFT has the technique to repair anal fistula using as a sphincter-sparing process. In the surgical process of LIFT (Ligation of Intersphincteric Fistula Tract) the surgeon removes the infested crypto glandular tissue and safely closing the internal opening by using the Intersphincteric method.

Reasons Behind Treating Fistula

Anal fistula is a small tract built between the skin of the anus and end of the bowel. It is very painful due to bleeding and irritation while passing stool. In few cases, this anal fistula causes serious drainage and in other cases, it can cause repeating anal abscesses. The only relief is to get LIFT surgery performed on the patient. There are some symptoms of anal fistula: • Pain that becomes worse when sitting down and constant throbbing in the area. • There can be skin irritation around the anus and swelling of the area. • There is fresh red blood streak or discharge of pus. • Feeling pain during bowel movement and also suffering from constipation. • Suffering from fever.

Procedures Involved In LIFT

In the procedure of LIFT Telangana, there are some essential steps performed by the surgeon. Firstly, the surgeon cuts a small area at the Intersphincteric groove. Then the Intersphincteric tract is examined thoroughly for identifying the level of fistula. Then the surgeon moves to ligation of the intersphincteric tract that is located near the internal opening and removing the Intersphincteric tract entirely. Then the LIFT surgery proceeds for scraping out all the remaining granulation tissues from the fistulous tract. Finally, the defective area at the external sphincter muscle is stitched.

LIFT (Ligation of Intersphincteric Fistula Tract) is basically a surgery where internal sphincter receives lesser trauma than other available operations of anal fistula. Usually, a digital rectal examination is enough for a patient to be prescribed with LIFT Hyderabad. But in few cases, doctors may suggest some additional tests to confirm few states of the patient such as Inflammatory bowel disease, Rectal cancer, Sexually transmitted infections, Diverticular disease etc. These tests are also done under anesthesia in few rare and specific cases. If the specialist of LIFT surgery suggests then there can be other arrangements done before the fistula operations like ultrasound, an MRI or even a CT scan.

Patients after going through LIFT (Ligation of Intersphincteric Fistula Tract) surgery can get a permanent relief from anal fistula at Dr. Venu Gopal Pareek.

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