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Anal Fistula Treatment

Treatment nearly always involves surgery, but some less invasive alternatives exist. These include:

  • Fistulotomy – Most common procedure in which the full length of the fistula is cut to drain the contents.
  • Advancement Flap Procedures – For more complex fistulas, the advancement flap is removed from the rectum, then reattached after the fistula tract is removed.
  • Seton – For patients with high risk of developing incontinence, our surgeons might consider a seton which is a piece of thread that is left in the fistula tract.
  • Fibrin Glue – A nonsurgical option that is not best for long-term results in which fibrin glue is injected into the fistula to seal the tract.

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Gladstone Office

6060 North Oak Trafficway
Suite 101
Gladstone, MO 64118
Phone: (816) 941-0800

Leawood Office

4370 W 109th St.
Overland Park, KS 66211
Phone: (816) 941-0800

Overland Park Office

10100 W 87th St.
Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66212
Phone: (816) 941-0800

Independence Office

19550 E 39th St
Suite 320
Independence, MO 64057
Phone: (816) 941-0800

Lee’s Summit

1980 SE Blue Parkway
Suite 2330
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Phone: (816) 941-0800