What is an anal fistulectomy?

An anal fistulectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the anal fistula and the surrounding tissue around the affected organ. An anal fistula is an abnormal connection between the perianal skin (the skin around the anus) and the surface of the anal canal.

Why do you need an anal fistulectomy?

Anal fistulas are not generally harmful but can cause a lot of discomfort, itching, and irritation. They can also be very painful and cause bloody discharge. An anal fistulectomy cuts out the fistulous tract.

What can you expect when undergoing an anal fistulectomy?

During an Anal Fistulectomy 

Depending on how severe your condition is, your surgeon may choose to inject a contrast dye and an imaging tool (X-ray or MRI) into the anal fistula’s external opening to make all parts of the fistula visible. Your surgeon will then remove all three parts of the anal fistula while making sure that the sphincter muscle stays intact as much as possible. The entire procedure will take between 45 minutes to an hour.

After an Anal Fistulectomy 

Most patients take four to six weeks to fully recover after an anal fistulectomy. Swelling and discharge from the treated area is expected and you will be prescribed pain medications to manage the pain. 

Your surgeon might advise you to soak the treated area in water multiple times a day and change the gauze dressing regularly to ensure cleanliness and prevent infection.

Why choose Novena Surgery for an anal fistulectomy?

Doctors who choose to perform an anal fistulectomy at Novena Surgery will perform the procedure in one of four modular operating theaters with cable-less pendant systems, allowing doctors to operate free of stray wiring obstruction.

Post-procedure, patients can choose to recover in one of Novena Surgery’s comfortable private suites, or in our 12-bed recovery unit under the care of well-trained nursing staff.

Waiting times are also shortened as patients need only turn up half-an-hour before their surgery, and be checked into the ward within 10 minutes of arrival. 

Patients’ companions have the option of patronising Velocity, Square and Square 2 shopping malls that are seamlessly integrated with Novena Medical Centre, the building housing Novena Surgery.

I want to undergo an anal fistulectomy  in Novena Surgery but I do not have a specialist doctor in mind yet.

This list consists of specialists who commonly perform anal fistulectomies at Novena Surgery – contact us at +65-6254 9331 or admin@novenasurgery.com.sg and we will help you book a consultation appointment with a specialist doctor from the list.

Name of Specialist ClinicName of Specialist DoctorSpecialist Clinic AddressSpecialist Clinic Opening Hours
Colorectal Clinic AssociatesDr Charles TsangMount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Specialist Centre #10-48/49, 38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563

Parkway East Hospital
Medical Centre #05-08, 319 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427989

Mount Alvernia Hospital
Medical Centre, Block D, #08-62, 820 Thomson Road, Singapore 574623

Connexion
Farrer Park Medical Centre #14-12, 1 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217562

Gleneagles Hospital
6A Napier Road, #03-00, Singapore 258500
Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturdays: 9am – 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays:
By appointments
PanAsia Surgery GroupDr Melvin LookMount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
#10-43/44 38 Irrawaddy Road,
Singapore 329563

Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
#11-15, 3 Mount Elizabeth,
Singapore 228510

Parkway East Medical Centre
#04-03 319 Joo Chiat Place
Singapore 427989
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
(Lunch 1:00pm-2:00pm)
Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm
Sunday / PH: Closed
The Colorectal ClinicDr Wong Soong Kuan38 IRRAWADDY ROAD #06-37, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, SINGAPORE 329563

820 THOMSON ROAD, #07-51, BLOCK D, Mount Alvernia Medical Centre, SINGAPORE 574623
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
(Lunch 1:00pm-2:00pm)
Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm
Sunday / PH: Closed
Colorectal Clinic AssociatesDr Aileen SeahMount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Specialist Centre #10-48/49, 38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563

Parkway East Hospital
Medical Centre #05-08, 319 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427989

Mount Alvernia Hospital
Medical Centre, Block D, #08-62, 820 Thomson Road, Singapore 574623

Connexion
Farrer Park Medical Centre #14-12, 1 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217562

Gleneagles Hospital
6A Napier Road, #03-00, Singapore 258500
Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturdays: 9am – 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays:
By appointments
Colorectal PracticeDr Sharon KohColorectal Practice (Orchard)
3 Mount Elizabeth, #12-14, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore 228510

Colorectal Practice (Novena)
38 Irrawaddy Road, #10-28/29, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore 329563

Colorectal Practice (Farrer)
1 Farrer Park Station Rd, #14-09/10 Connexion, Singapore 217562
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
(Lunch 1:00pm-2:00pm)
Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm
Sunday / PH: Closed
PanAsia Surgery GroupDr Denis CheongMount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
#10-43/44 38 Irrawaddy Road,
Singapore 329563

Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
#11-15, 3 Mount Elizabeth,
Singapore 228510

Parkway East Medical Centre
#04-03 319 Joo Chiat Place
Singapore 427989
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
(Lunch 1:00pm-2:00pm)
Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm
Sunday / PH: Closed
Bernard Lim Specialist SurgeryDr Bernard Lim38 Irrawaddy Rd, #08-52 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore 329563Mondays – Fridays: 8:30 am – 5.30 pm
Saturdays: 8.30 am – 12.30 pm
Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed
Colorectal Clinic AssociatesDr Dean KohMount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Specialist Centre #10-48/49, 38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563

Parkway East Hospital
Medical Centre #05-08, 319 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427989

Mount Alvernia Hospital
Medical Centre, Block D, #08-62, 820 Thomson Road, Singapore 574623

Connexion
Farrer Park Medical Centre #14-12, 1 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217562

Gleneagles Hospital
6A Napier Road, #03-00, Singapore 258500
Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturdays: 9am – 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays:
By appointments