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Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.


Mayo Clinic scientists are working to improve the imaging and treatment of anal fistulas, with a special focus on minimally invasive treatment techniques.


See a list of publications on anal fistula by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

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Anal fistula care at Mayo Clinic

Aug. 24, 2017
  1. Abscess and fistula expanded information. American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Accessed March 17, 2017.
  2. Feldman M, et al. Diseases of the anorectum. In: Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management. 10th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2016. Accessed March 17, 2017.
  3. Breen E, et al. Anorectal fistula: Clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management principles. Accessed March 17, 2017.
  4. Anorectal fistula (fistula in ano). Merck Manual Professional Version. Accessed March 17, 2017.
  5. Sneider EB, et al. Anal abscess and fistula. Gastroenterology Clinics of North America. 2013;42:773.
  6. Champagne BJ. Operative management of anorectal fistulas. Accessed March 17, 2017.
  7. Brown AY. Allscripts EPSi. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Jan. 25, 2017.
  8. Rajan E (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. March 24, 2017.