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Why doesn't surgery get rid of anal fistulas once and for all?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Most of the time it

More often than not surgery does resolve fistulas.
However, if it is a complex fistula or one secondary to another disease process such as crohn's, management of the primary disease is essential.

In brief: Most of the time it

More often than not surgery does resolve fistulas.
However, if it is a complex fistula or one secondary to another disease process such as crohn's, management of the primary disease is essential.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Olaf Johansen
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: It should

There are many types of surgeries for anal fistulars, depending on the exact anatomy of the fistula, but usually (though not always) surgery should take care of the problem. Hope that helps.

In brief: It should

There are many types of surgeries for anal fistulars, depending on the exact anatomy of the fistula, but usually (though not always) surgery should take care of the problem. Hope that helps.
Dr. Olaf Johansen
Dr. Olaf Johansen
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