What is Ksharasutra?
Ksharasutra is a medicated thread. It is coated with various herbal medicines. Usually 21 coating are applied on the thread.
Is Ksharasutra like a Seaton? Yes or No.
It is basically a thread; hence it is similar to a Seaton. However its mode of action is very different. The Ksharasutra is much more than Seaton. The different drugs coated on the Seaton perform different action like curating the track gradually, keeping the track clean (avoiding infections), helping the healing process. The thread itself keeps the track open and hence facilitates proper drainage. It also acts as a vehicle the herbal drugs used to treat the disease.
How long does it take for the Fistula-in-ano to heal?
The duration of the treatment depends mainly upon the length of the track and also upon the root. Diseases like diabetes, Crohn’s, tuberculosis, carcinoma of the rectum etc. interfere with the normal healing process. Roughly speaking, the unit cutting rate of the Ksharasutra is about ½ to 1 cm per week. Hence if the track is 6cm long, it could take 10 weeks to heal.
Is the Ksharasutra procedure painful?
The initial procedure/surgery is performed under anaesthesia. There is some pain after the procedure; pain management is efficiently done with the help of medicines.
Is an anaesthesia administered every time the thread is changed?
No, changing the thread is an outdoor procedure requiring only 10 minutes. No anaesthesia is needed. There will be some burning sensation at the time of change. This will however subside after a few minutes.
Will I have any difficulty during defecation (when passing the stool) when the thread is in fistulous track?
No, You will pass a stool normally.
What if I have along fistula and want to take Ksharasutra treatment from you but cannot stay for a long period in your city, neither can visit your place every week?
In out station cases where it is unable to visit us every week, we provide the required no. of Ksharasutra and video Cd of the procedure to change the Ksharasutra (these are provided to only those patients who have been treated/operated at our hospital). The changes of Ksharasutra can be performed by any surgeon, proctologist, Ksharasutra specialists who concedes to do so.
Where besides your hospital can one get Ksharasutra treatment?
Ksharasutra therapy is an integral part of the ancient Indian Medical science – Ayurveda. It can be practiced only in countries where all Ayurveda practices can be legally performed. To here best of my knowledge, one can get Ksharasutra treatment only in India.
Do you treat recto-vaginal fistula also?
Yes, we have developed special technique to treat recto-vaginal fistula. The technique is combination of reconstructive flap surgery and Ksharasutra ligation.
I have been previously operated but the disease has recurred. Can Ksharasutra will help me?
Yes,Definitely, Ksharasutra ligation has high success rate even in previously operated recurrent fistula-in-ano.
What is the cost of the Ksharasutra treatment?
There is no fixed package. Charges vary accordingly to the size, length, complexity, and route of the track complications due to associated disease if any.
What facilities are available in the hospital?
You can get a good, clean, ventilated AC rooms with attached bathroom and English toilet. The paramedical staff is qualified, cordial, understanding and helpful. They may not understand foreign language. Alternatively you may stay in the any hotel of your choice, budget after 24 to 48 hours (depending upon your conditions) of the operation.
when and what can I eat after the operation?
Water, other liquids are given after the effect of the anaesthesia wear off. If you are not suffering from nausea or vomiting, soups fresh, soft easily digestible vegetarian food can be taken on the same day. From the next day normal diet is advisable. You may be asked to avoid certain food items.
Can I sit in the normal position after the procedure?
Most patients are able to sit in the normal position from the day after the procedure.
If I am foreigner, how can I get an appointment?
You can mail your details – medical history, scan copies of your reports etc. and ask for a suitable date. You need to mail scanned copy of your passport before getting a confirmed appointment. On request a letter may be provided to you conforming your medical condition and requirement to stay in the country for specific time. This helps in visas on medical grounds.
Why should I consider medical or surgical procedures in India?
India offers World Class Medical Facilities, comparable with any of the western countries. India has state of the art Hospitals and the best medical experts. With the best infrastructure, the best possible Medical facilities, accompanied with the most competitive prices, you can get the treatment done in India at the lowest charges. The rates of all the major surgeries including the traveling cost and accommodation cost is just 50% of the rates in USA and Europe.
Is cost the most important factor that I should consider?
To be sure, cost is always an important factor to consider when seeking medical care. If you are deciding on an elective cosmetic procedure, your insurance policy may not cover the expenses. If you work with Surgical Saving, they will assist you in finding the facilities and doctors that will be much less expensive as compared to their Western counterparts.
How can it be safe to travel so far after a surgical procedure?
Your travel plans will be entirely dictated by the surgical procedure you select. Many procedures that are non-invasive and will enable you fly out the same day as the procedure. Once you select a procedure and destination you would be made aware of the recommended recuperation time required before return travel.
What about “after-care”?
Depending on your treatment you will be advised on the “after-care” program. Surgical Saving will also be a point of contact for 3 months after the treatment if you have any questions.
What about the confidentiality and privacy of my medical forms?
All your medical information and your medical information is never disclosed to any unauthorised party.
Do I have to tell my G.P.?
Although going abroad for medical treatment is your choice and decision, I advise clients to inform their G.P. of the proposed treatment. Your G.P. may also be a point of contact with the after-care in which you receive when returning to your home country.
Can I book my own travel arrangements?
Can someone come along with me?
Yes, and it would be encouraging for you to get some one with you during your treatment.
Why should I consider medical or surgical procedures in India?
Ksharsutra is a surgical method which is a part of Ayurveda and hence is not practiced by modern surgeons. There is no one in Philippines,Indonesia, British Columbia, Canada or any other western countries who does this procedure. Costs of the medical procedures in India are approximately 1/5th to 1/10th of costs in the west. This cost differential enables you the opportunity to have a vacation in an exotic country, recover in a star resort in complete anonymity, and then return home having spent less than the procedure alone in your country. There is no waiting time for any surgical procedures for foreigners.
Is India really a better place to get medical treatment?
Yes, Currently India receives patients from over 50 countries across the world. Here are some reasons behind its emergence as the preferred healthcare destination: The cost of medical care in India is very low when compared to that in many western countries. India has a vast reservoir of skilled doctors. Many of them have proved their mettle in the US and UK and returned to India to work in hospitals here. The caliber of other doctors practicing in India is also of a very high order.