OA Dr. Alexis Freitas, F.E.B.S.
Surgeon
European surgeon for coloproctology Attending Physician in the Wiener Privatklinik
Senior Physician at Göttlicher Heiland Hospital
Profilfoto Dr. Alexis Freitas

Anal Fistula, Anal Abscess

What symptoms are caused by anal fissures? Anal fistulas often lead to high levels of suffering from anal pain, soiled underwear, inflammation and abscesses.

How are anal fistulas diagnosed? Anal fistulas are diagnosed by proctological examination and, if necessary, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as appropriate.

Do anal fistulas need to be operated on? Yes, anal fistulas always need to be operated on because they cause inflammation and can lead to abscesses.

How are anal fistulas operated on? Healing is achieved through laser fistula surgery or conventional surgical techniques. I place utmost importance on the preservation of continence and the preservation of the sphincter function.