Ayurvedic Ksharsutra Operation in Anal fistula
In anal fistulas, the Ayurvedic “Ksharsutra method” has gained worldwide recognition in recent years.
This is a technique in which the anal fistulas are not surgically cut, but an alkalized medicated thread is introduced through the fistula into the anal canal and tied. This medicated thread enriched with healing herbs leads to spontaneous healing of the fistula.
The procedure can be carried out on a day surgery basis, i.e. on an outpatient basis. The dreaded faecal incontinence is excluded from this method.
With Ksharsutra therapy, both simple and difficult fistula types can be effectively treated.
The benefits of this treatment are:
- It is a simple and safe surgical procedure.
- Hospitalization is generally not required and the patient can continue his/her routine activity during the course of treatment.
- Painful dressings are not required.
- Damage of tissue after treatment is minimum. Therefore, the chances of incontinence and stricture are practically nil.
- By this method of treatment, 100% cure can be obtained in simple low anal fistulae whereas 93 to 97% cure rate can be achieved in difficult, complex and recurrent fistulae.
- Recurrence rate is less even in complex and difficult fistula (3 – 7%).
In our Ayurveda und Venen Praxis in Klagenfurt, Austria, we have been doing this Ksharsutra operation successfully for the last 15 years.