VAAFT (Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment)
Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment is a minimally invasive procedure to treat anal fistula. This technique is relatively new and was developed by Professor P. Meinero in 2006. It is a new technique that uses equipment specific to the technique. The instrument set comprises a unique fistuloscope that provides working and irrigation channels. The high-definition video equipment is an endoscope, capturing images with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. No incisions are made in this technique, and access is obtained through the pre-existing pathological opening of the fistula.
This technique’s principle is identifying the fistula track and closing it from the inside. The benefits of a VAAFT technique as compared to other techniques are:
- It is performed under direct vision.
- It helps to identify any possible secondary tracts or chronic abscesses.
- It preserves anal continence.
- Wounds are pretty minor and do not need packing of the wound.
- Pain experienced during the postoperative period is minimal.
The VAAFT technique is best performed by an experienced surgeon. It is unique due to its sophisticated equipment and treatment protocol. Dr. Rohit Kumar and the team are well versed with this modern procedure, and you can rest assured of having a swift recovery through the VAAFT procedure.