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How do you repair a rectal fistula?
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Dr. Jeremy Adler
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Depends on cause
Fistula from crohn's requires medical therapy and antibiotics.
Sometimes setons can help. Surgery is often avoided with crohn's except in certain circumstances. Non-crohn's related fistulas are often corrected surgically.

In brief: Depends on cause
Fistula from crohn's requires medical therapy and antibiotics.
Sometimes setons can help. Surgery is often avoided with crohn's except in certain circumstances. Non-crohn's related fistulas are often corrected surgically.
Dr. Jeremy Adler
Dr. Jeremy Adler
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Surgery
A rectal fistula is usually an abnormal communication between the internal rectum and the surface skin adjacent to the anus.
Coorection involves "connecting the dots" or excising the fistula. Surgery is done as an outpatient procedure. Healing is complete within 7-10 days.

In brief: Surgery
A rectal fistula is usually an abnormal communication between the internal rectum and the surface skin adjacent to the anus.
Coorection involves "connecting the dots" or excising the fistula. Surgery is done as an outpatient procedure. Healing is complete within 7-10 days.
Dr. Troy Reyna
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