Fistula-in-Ano is an anorectal disease that almost always demands surgical intervention. But even after surgery, the recurrence rates are high. Kshara sutra (medicated thread therapy) is a simple, safe, effective and minimally invasive para surgical day care procedure for diseases like Fistula-in-Ano. Thus Kshara sutra has been a hallmark of Ayurvedic surgery and is made in India. It is mentioned by Sushruta, chakradatta etc. 

Mode of action:

  • Cutting (of the tract), draining (of the pus), curetting (of unhealthy tissues) and healing (of fistula) occurs simultaneously
  • Due to the chemical cauterization, it removes the unhealthy tissue thus promotes healing
  • Being caustic it acts as an antimicrobial agent  
  • Controls secondary infection due to medicinal properties

Why Ksharasutra?

  • Minimally invasive para surgical procedure
  • Daycare procedure i.e no hospital stay
  • Routine works unaffected
  • Minimal pain
  • No side effects
  • Low recurrence rates
  • Cost-effective
  • Simultaneous cutting and healing of the tract 
  • Usually performed under local anaesthesia
  • Effective results in 3-6 weeks (1 sitting per week)
  • No risk of incontinence (due to sphincter damage)
  • Suitable for multiple Fistula-in-Ano
  • Cures recurrent operated anal fistula
  • Avoids surgery
  • Widely accepted
  • Clinically proven
  • Made in India

Other indications of Ksharasutra:

  • Pilonidal Sinus
  • Haemorrhoids (Piles)
  • Sentinel pile
  • Anal polyp etc

Diseases treated with Ksharasutra have nil/lowest recurrence rates if performed by a skilled Ayurvedic Surgeon technically.