Anal Fistula Surgery in Germany

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Berlin, Germany
HELIOS Hospital Berlin-Buch
3.1
162 reviews

From 162 verified reviews

David Meyer, 16 September 2020
I'm super satisfied, clearly waiting in the rescue center cannot be avoided. But the nurses and the doctor were very nice and competent. I went there with a severe earache and received gentle treatment.
Hamburg, Germany
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, located in Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany offers patients Anal Fistula Surgery procedures among its total of 341 available procedures, across 31 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Anal Fistula Surgery procedures at University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, as all prices are available on request only, whilst the national average price is approximately ฿46,101. There is currently a lack of information available on the specialists practicing at the Clinic, and they are accredited by ISO 9001:2008
Munich, Germany
University Hospital of Munich (LMU)
University Hospital of Munich (LMU), located in Professor Huber Platz, Munich, Germany offers patients Anal Fistula Surgery procedures among its total of 260 available procedures, across 27 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Anal Fistula Surgery procedures at University Hospital of Munich (LMU), as all prices are available on request only, whilst the national average price is approximately ฿46,101. There is currently a lack of information available on the specialists practicing at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes
Dortmund, Germany
St. Lukas Group
St. Lukas Group, located in Wilhelm Schmidt Strasse, Dortmund, Germany offers patients Anal Fistula Surgery procedures among its total of 462 available procedures, across 24 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Anal Fistula Surgery procedures at St. Lukas Group, as all prices are available on request only, whilst the national average price is approximately ฿46,101. There are many specialists available at the Clinic, with 11 in total, and they are accredited by ISO 9001:2008
Munich, Germany
ISAR Klinikum Munich
3.6
70 reviews

From 70 verified reviews

Mirca Lotz, 15 September 2020
Great clinic nice staff, definitely recommended
Wiesbaden, Germany
HELIOS DKD Hospital Wiesbaden
HELIOS DKD Hospital Wiesbaden, located in Aukammallee, Wiesbaden, Germany offers patients Anal Fistula Surgery procedures among its total of 254 available procedures, across 23 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Anal Fistula Surgery procedures at HELIOS DKD Hospital Wiesbaden, as all prices are available on request only, whilst the national average price is approximately ฿46,101. There are many specialists available at the Hospital, with 7 in total, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes
Munich, Germany
HELIOS Hospital Munich-West
2.5
166 reviews

From 166 verified reviews

Martin xxx, 22 September 2020
Von Anfang bis Ende sehr freundliche und kompetente Mitarbeiter.

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What you need to know about Anal Fistula Surgery in Germany

Anal Fistula Cross-Section Diagram

Anal fistulas are caused by an infection of the anal glands - a small tunnel/tract forms between the end of the bowel and the skin next to the anus. Bacteria can cause a collection of abscesses to form when the pus from these drains away, a small channel is left behind.

Anal Fistula Surgery is often performed under general anesthetic and can take up to 30 mins. Depending on where the fistula is, the surgeon will determine how to approach the surgery - surgery may be performed over a few separate operations to reduce the risk of infection when passing bowel movements.

What does the Procedure Involve?

There are several different procedures to treat an anal fistula and the surgery will be performed by a colon or rectal surgeon. The goal of the surgery is to heal the fistula while avoiding damage to the sphincter muscles, which could result in loss of bowel control. Your surgeon will discuss the best option suitable for you. It usually depends on where the fistula is and whether it is a single channel or branches off in different directions. To help determine the best treatment for you, you may need to have an initial examination of the area. Anal fistula surgery is performed under local or general anesthetic.

  • Fistulotomy is the most common type of surgery to treat an anal fistula. During this procedure, your surgeon will make an incision along the whole length of the fistula in order to open it up so it can heal as a flat scar. Although it is the most effective treatment for many anal fistulas, it is only suitable for fistulas that do not pass through much of the sphincter muscles. Sometimes, your surgeon may have to cut a small portion of anal sphincter muscles. When they do it, they will make an attempt to reduce the risk of incontinence. If the risk of incontinence is too high, your surgeon may recommend another procedure.
  • Seton techniques are performed when your fistula passes through a significant portion of anal sphincter muscles. With this technique, your surgeon will insert a Seton. A Seton is a piece of surgical thread that is left in the fistula for several weeks to keep it open, which will allow it to drain and to help it heal without cutting the sphincter muscles. A loose Seton will allow the fistula to drain but will not cure it. To cure the fistula, your surgeon may use tighter Setons to cut through the fistula slowly.
  • Advancement flap procedure may be considered by your surgeon if your fistula passes through anal sphincter muscles. During this procedure, your doctor will cut or scrape out the fistula. Then they will cover the hole where it entered the bowel with a flap of tissue taken from inside the rectum. However, this procedure has a lower success rate than a fistulotomy.
  • LIFT procedure, or the ligation of the inter-sphincteric fistula tract, is a treatment for fistulas that pass through the anal sphincter muscles. Your surgeon will make a cut on the skin above the fistula to open it up and the sphincter muscles are moved apart. Then, the fistula is sealed at both ends and cut open so it lies flat. This is one of the newest procedures to treat an anal fistula.

MyMediTravel currently lists 10 facilities in Germany offering Anal Fistula Surgery procedures - see above for the complete list, along with estimated prices. The price of a Anal Fistula Surgery can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined based on your medical profile and an in-person assessment with the specialist. For a personalized quoteClick Here to submit your details

How Long Should I Stay in Germany?

After the surgery, you should be able to go home on the same day or you will need to stay in the hospital for one night. However, you may need to stay in Germany for 10 to 14 days, because you will need to allow some time for the initial recovery and to attend follow-up checkups.

What's the Recovery Time?

The recovery period may vary from patient to patient. Although superficial anal fistula can heal faster, it still will take several months for a full recovery. Within one or two hours after the surgery, your surgeon will encourage you to get up and walk around. However, you will need to rest for the first 10 days and walk as little as possible to help the wound to heal. Expect to pass feces within one to three days, which may feel uncomfortable at first and a small amount of bleeding is possible. You can take a painkiller around 20 minutes before going to the toilet to help with the uncomfortable feeling. The wounds should heal within six weeks. You may get back to work after 2 weeks when you feel comfortable enough.

What About Aftercare?

Your surgeon will likely give you advice and post-operative instructions. You will need to make sure that you follow the instructions strictly for a quicker recovery. You must keep the wound clean and dry so it can heal well. If your wound is bleeding, you can use a dressing or gauze pad over the wound. It might be helpful for you to use a sanitary pad to protect your clothes. To help ease the pain and keep your wound clean, you will be advised to have warm baths each day. However, do not add anything to the bathwater to avoid irritating the wound. Your surgeon may prescribe laxative medicine to help keep your stool soft so that it is less painful for you to go to the toilet.

What's the Success Rate?

The success rate of anal fistula surgery is extremely high. However, with any type of treatment and surgery, it carries a number of possible risks. Be sure you ask for more information regarding the risk and complication that may happen. Some of the risks for anal fistula surgery are:

  • Infection. Can usually be treated by antibiotics, but severe cases may need to be treated in hospital.
  • Recurrence of the fistula.
  • Bowel incontinence and this is the most common potential risk, but severe incontinence is rare.

For more detailed information on Anal Fistula, watch this short video.

Are there Alternatives to Anal Fistula Surgery?

An anal fistula cannot be treated without surgery because only very few anal fistulas heal by themselves. Without surgery, the symptoms may get worse. The only non-surgical option to treat anal fistula is fibrin glue, the surgeon injects special glue into the fistula. The glue helps seal the fistula and encourages it to heal.

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