What is an Anal Fistula?

In particular, an anal fistula is a tunnel-like abnormality. Furthermore, runs from an abscessed area in the anal canal to an opening in the skin near the anus. However, anal fistulas usually form because an anal gland has developed an infection. Eventually causes an abnormal tunnel to form between the colon and the anal canal. Moreover, running under the skin and out through a hole in the skin near the anus.

What Causes Anal Fistulas?

Furthermore, anal fistulas typically result from clogged, infected, and abscessed anal glands. Although rare, conditions like the following can also cause anal fistulas:

Symptoms and Signs of Anal Fistulas

How Do Doctors Diagnose Fistulas?

In any event, a proctologist or medical specialist can usually determine the presence of fistulas by viewing the anal region. Also, MRI imaging helps identify the fistula tracts as well as any smaller abscesses that are present.

Treatments for Anal Fistulas


Undeniably, in the past, surgery was the only way to treat fistulas. Equally important, 52% of patients had side effects like sphincter muscle damage leading to incontinence.

Non-Surgical Therapy

Whereas Fistula-Tract Laser Closure FiLaC® is a non-invasive treatment. Nevertheless effectively eliminates anal fistulas without surgery or any risk of damage to the sphincter muscle.

How Does FiLaC® Anal Fistulas Work?

FiLaC® Anal Fistulas

Moreover, in the FiLaC® procedure, a small and thin laser probe effectively destroys the fistula tissue without harming adjacent tissue. Despite that, doctors insert the flexible laser probe into the fistula tract and emit laser energy as they withdraw it. When doctors gradually retract the FiLaC® laser probe, the tract closes. In reality, this eliminates tediously extracting the unwanted fistula tissue during a long complex surgery. But still, to know more about FiLaC®, click here to view the article.

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What are the Benefits of FiLaC® Anal Fistulas?

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How Much Does FiLaC® Anal Fistulas Cost?

Conversely, the FiLaC® procedure is subject to pricing that can vary depending on the specific situation. However, IBI Healthcare Institute ensures transparent pricing encompassing procedures and surgeon expertise. Therefore, we price the initial round at a standard rate, with subsequent rounds incurring different costs, if needed. Hence, for more information, please visit the Pricing Page for self-pay rates. Although health status and available resources may influence the prices.

With this in mind, our team understands the importance of payment options. Besides this, we are here to assist you with the procedure cost. Even so, before scheduling a call with our compassionate customer service team. Lastly, explore how our Financing Options, including the CareCredit, can provide coverage for traditional medical insurance copayments and elective procedures.