Anal fissures are small tears or cuts in the mucosal lining of the anal canal. People with hemorrhoids/piles are at increased risk of developing anal fissures.
Individuals who have anal fissures can suffer from severe and sharp anal pain during or after passing stools, visible crack in the skin near the anus, anal bleeding, and bright red blood on the stool or toilet paper [after passing stools or bowel movements].
If left untreated, anal fissures can make your daily life miserable by causing some serious health concerns.
"Anal fissures are of two types - acute and chronic. Acute anal fissures can be treated with non-surgical treatment methods like medications, lifestyle changes, and dietary modifications. But chronic anal fissures require surgical intervention. Most patients think non-surgical methods can treat chronic anal fissures and keep delaying their surgical intervention. Also, they assume that the fissure surgery cost is expensive. In reality, when anal fissures surgery is availed in the early stages, the cost can be reduced to a larger extent. I recommend all my patients undergo surgical intervention as early as possible," says one of India's best anal fissure doctors.
|City Name||Avg. Cost||Min. Cost||Max. Cost|
As you can see from the above table, fissure surgery cost varies from city to city. This variation is due to multiple factors, which are discussed further in the article.
With the help of medical advancements, different fissure surgeries are used to treat an anal fissure. Some of them are:
Non-surgical methods like boutuline injection and fissure dilation can also treat anal fissures. But most doctors suggest undergoing surgery instead of non-surgical treatment methods.
During laser fissure surgery, surgeons use advanced laser technique to treat anal fissures. High energy laser beams from the laser fiber are focused on the skin around the fissure. These beams help in the excision of the anal fissure without causing damage to the anal sphincter muscles.
Sphincterotomy is also called lateral internal sphincterotomy. In this surgery, a small incision is made in the anal sphincter. Thus, sphincter muscles relax and allow the anal fissure to heal.
In open fissure surgery, the surgeons excise the superficial skin around the anal fissure. And, if any lumps or skin tags are present, they are also removed. This surgical procedure is one of the oldest ways to treat anal fissures.
Out of all the fissure surgical procedures, many doctors recommend undergoing laser surgery because of its benefits. Some of the benefits/advantages associated with laser fissure surgery are:
Here is a table comparing the difference between laser and open fissure surgeries.
|Specifications||Laser Fissure Surgery||Open Fissure Surgery|
|Scars||No||Yes [high chances]|
|Bleeding or blood loss||Very minimal||High|
|Time to complete||15-30 minutes||30-45 minutes|
|Risk of infection||No or very minimal||Yes|
|Recovery time||Quick or fast||Slow|
|Back to daily routines||1-2 days||1-2 weeks|
|Hospitalisation||Not necessary in most cases||Yes|
Talk to the doctor to know more about each type of anal fissure surgery, like its benefits, disadvantages, risks, post-surgical complications, etc.
The anal fissure surgery cost in India keeps changing from patient to patient because of factors like:
Anal fistula doctors who are highly experienced can charge you more consultation fee than doctors with fewer years of experience. So, the higher the experience of the doctor, the higher would be his/ her consultation fee.
Diagnostic tests like anoscopy, colonoscopy, digital rectal examination, proctoscopy, etc., are used to properly diagnose anal fissures. The cost of these tests varies from each other and can impact the overall final fissure surgery cost to a little extent.
Pre and post-surgical medications like antibiotics, laxatives, glyceryl trinitrate, stool softeners, steroids, and local anesthetics can help increase the positive outcomes of the surgery. The cost of these medications can add up to the fissure surgery cost.
Not only these, but there are also a few other factors that can alter the anal fissure surgery cost in India, and they are anesthesiologist fee, the severity of anal fissure, pre and post-surgical follow-up sessions, transportation charges to and from the hospital, etc.
Anal fissure surgery cost in India can range anywhere between Rs. 35,000 and Rs. 1,05,000. This is not the same for every patient and is subject to change based on the aforementioned factors.
To know more details about the fissure surgery cost in India, it is advised to consult the medical coordinators of the hospital from where you are planning to undergo anal fissure surgery.