Proctology procedures ( for Piles, Fistula, Fissure, Hypertrophied papillae, Rectal polyp, Perianal sinuses e.t.c) can be performed with less tissue destruction and better cosmetic results by RFA technique than Laser, Electrosurgery or scalpel method.
Dr Sandip Banerjee, one of the pioneer Coloproctologist Surgeon in New Delhi, one of the first to use RFA in proctology in Delhi 7 NCR sums up the reason of RFA to be better than others as RFA technique does minimal tissue trauma, less postoperative pain and swelling, safety and is associated with better and faster healing.
With easy portability of the equipment, low maintenance cost and no need of any special operation theatre overall cost of the procedure comes out very less as compared to other surgical modalities.
However according to Dr Banerjee, it should lie to the choice of Coloproctologist surgeon to decide about the use of RFA on case to case basis. As of today many low radiofrequency units are available, but Dr Banerjee prefers the high frequency unit as the instrument has been received well and appreciated by the Dermatologist and Cosmetic surgeons for their procedures.
Dr Banerjee have successfully used RFA to cure early stage Hemorrhoids/ Piles, Fistula, Rectal Prolapse, Pilonidal sinus, Fissure, Anal papillae, Rectal polyp, Perianal warts and condylomata.