Did someone had Filac Laser for fistula? Thank you

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Had already 4 operations, few days ago was the last one . This time I was hoping so much to be all problem sorted as fistula annoying my life. But my surgeon told me I need at least another two operationssad

Feel like this will never end ....

I have found on internet Filac Laser for fistula... did someone had this Laser ? Did I'd work ? 

Thank you for all replies.x

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    I know is annoying, but your last one will eventually come! Had my Last one just before Christmas and am now fistula free. I know how horrible it is believe me! Hang in there all will be Good!
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    Hi Nika8282. After three months with a draining seton I had FiLac in October.  Unfortunately it did not work, but improved things significantly in terms of symptoms.  So i Have decided to have another try with it in about a month or so. I will keep you posted. Good luck!
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    Hi, as promised some follow up.

    I actually tried FiLac twice - it did not work. I now had a fistulotomy and waiting for the results.


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    Hi Abdullah, I read all the studies prior to going for FiLac surgery and the success ranged from 60-80%. I am not so sure these numbers are really accurate (there is always some sort of bias in those studies like patient selection etc). However, recently there was a new study with 130 patients and FiLac in Turkey done from 5 pblic hospitals and the results were 40% success.

    I am based in Greece and I went to one of the strong CRSs who had good results with FiLac.

    The thing with FiLac is that if you try it there is no real risk (it is sphincter saving), easily repeatable and if it fails you can then become more aggressive.

    So I think it is worth trying once; I wouldn't do it twice againsmile...


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    Hi Dimitry, I don’t have any drenage - not after the operation nor now. Can you tell me which Hospital have you been? I don’t know what to do anymore. I changed 3 Hospitals - no result...
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