" Dr Ramesh bhat is hands-down one of the best medical doctors i have seen in my 40 years of life! his manner is calm, positive, thorough, attentive, flexible, and personal.
I was diagnosed with Fistula, here in the western world the treatment for this disease is through surgery and chances of recurrence is very high.
I have done the research in the web for alternative methods of treatment and found Dr Ramesh Bhat in Bangalore, India. He is one of the best medical practitioners who can fix this disease through Ancient Ayurveda Kharasutra treatment (KS).
I discussed with him over email before making the decision and after few emails I felt very confident and comfortable to go to India for KS treatment. I went to India in Jan 2018, and after the consultation I have done the KS surgery on 2nd Feb 2018.
The process took 6 weeks for complete cure and i have done 5 thread changes during this period. The pain was bearable and I am happy to say that I have take the right decision to go with Dr Ramesh Bhat. After 1.5 months of regular visits to his clinic I am more happy to say that I am fistula Free now.
Dr Ramesh Bhat is very friendly and welcoming, that i give him 5 stars! i would definitely recommend this practice to anyone that values their health and wants a doctor that’s holistic, empowering, and a great human being. His staffs are also very friendly and helpful."
" Dr Ramesh bhat treated my transsphincteric fistula in ano.
Th whole experience from my first contact with him, till I got treated was very comforting.
Along with being a experienced Dr, he is a very calm and composed, who listens to you and explain the treatment process in detail, assuring that you are in right hands.
He gave me my life back and now fully healed within 7 months, I wish him best of luck for healing others in need."
" After suffering through surgeries at home in the USA and being given little hope. I travelled in September 2017 to Bangalore, India to seek treatment from Dr.Ramesh Bhat.
Dr.Bhat welcomed me with the beautiful news that my complex, horseshoe fistula could be cured by him and kshar sutra.
True to his word, in late November 2017 Dr.Bhat finished his treatment and announced to me that my fistula was truly gone. I returned home in December 2017 with a fistula and pain free body!
The care I received from Dr.Bhat and his staff was compassionate, skilled, professional and thorough. My body and my mind were in good hands throughout the entire process. I will remember those days of healing as some of my best.
Please feel welcome to contact me if you have any questions about my experience."
" After 10 years of dealing with a painful pilonidal cyst I decided to have it removed. Given the delicate location and size of the cyst, however, I was hesitant to go through with a conventional surgery. I was happy to hear that my wife found an alternative treatment only done in India called kshar sutra. I contacted many doctors regarding the treatment but Dr. Bhat seemed most concerned with my well being and eager to help me make arrangements. I am very pleased with the outcome. Dr. Bhat and his team were very compassionate, professional, and helpful.
It’s been a year since the end of my treatment and I haven’t had any trouble - the cyst is gone. I can’t thank Dr. Bhat enough for everything he has done for me. Treatment was completed May 28th, 2017."
" My name is Evan Sloves from California, USA. I am an advocate and citizen of the USA. In October 2017, I began a long trip halfway across the world to receive ksharasutra treatment for an extremely complex anal fistula from Dr. Ramesh Bhat of Vijayanagara, Bengaluru, India. Five months later, in March 2018, was time for celebration. I was finally fistula free! Ayurveda - Indian system of surgery saved my life.
As I reflect back on my experience, I am humbled by the fact that simple Ayurveda surgical techniques mentioned in 500 BC are still in practice today in India. After giving up three years of my life, I had to travel across the globe to benefit from this simple, ancient technique. This was the only way for me to get my life back. 26 “modern” surgeries (including stem cell therapy) performed by senior colorectal surgeons at multiple top hospitals in the United States of America failed to cure me. Ksharasutra was the only thing that was able to help me overcome this very challenging disease. What follows is my story.
My journey began one night in December 2014. I woke up in the middle of the night with a swollen anus. I had no idea what could have caused this. In the coming days, it felt like I was sitting on a golf ball or a rock. This began my almost three-year search for a solution in the United States. It wasn’t until the spring of 2015 that I was diagnosed with an anal fistula. An anal fistula is a chronic abnormal communication (tunnel) between the epithelialized surface of the anal canal and the perianal skin. My anal fistula was caused by an abscess from an infected anal gland.
Over the ensuing three-year period, I endured 26 exams under anesthesia and/or surgeries at 5 top United States hospitals, including numerous abscess “incisions and drainages”, seton drain placements, partial fistulotomies, and a failed stem cell fistula plug, which was part of a clinical trial. After my last surgery in the United States, in September2017, I was told that fixing my fistula would be difficult and would need to be done with a colostomy (stoma). I would also need “a very extensive advancement flap,” along with hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatments, before and after the flap, due to extensive scarring. All of this was with a success rate of approximately 60 percent.
Needless to say, this all took a toll on me physically and, more importantly, mentally and emotionally. I didn’t see an end in sight. This situation not only affected me personally, but it also took a huge toll on my family. I’d had enough. It was time to try to take control of this situation.
During the summer of 2017, I found Dr. Ramesh Bhat in Bangalore based on a recommendation from a former patient. His credentials are outstanding—he holds a PhD and a Master of Surgery in Ayurveda, as well as a BAMS Degree with Gold Medal for First Rank. He is also part of the teaching faculty at Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Sciences and Research Hospital, affiliated with Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. Additionally, he has successfully solved thousands of fistula cases. After speaking with a number of former patients, I knew he was the only doctor for my complex case. I told Dr. Bhat I wanted to come to India so I can be cured. His words were very comforting: “You are welcome to India to get healed by the Indian System of Medicine.”
It was now time for my journey to India. After traveling for 26 hours, I arrived in Bangalore on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. I then underwent ksharasutra treatment for my disease. Exactly five months from the date of my initial surgery, I am fistula free! I am now back in the United States healthy and fistula free.What is simply amazing is the level of care I received in India. I also spent time in India with patients from the United States, Australia, Israel, and Canada. All are taking Ayurveda treatments.
Although it was extremely hard to be away from my family, I thoroughly enjoyed my time in India and meeting great people I otherwise would never have had the opportunity to meet. This enriching experience not only healed my fistula, but allowed me to see life through a different lens. Everything just seems brighter. I will be forever grateful to Ayurveda- the Indian system of medicine. I feel that more recognition, awareness, and support from the government regarding Ayurveda is required for the benefit of mankind."
" Hi! I have been suffering from recto vaginal and anal fistulas from the time I have given birth to my son in feb 2017.I found out about Dr.Ramesh Bhat through a Facebook group. I flew down to India in Jan 2018 and was very soon examined by Dr. Bhat. After I got my initial ultrasound to determine the fistula track,I underwent a surgery to insert my first thread and also to clean up the scar tissue/ pus that was built up due to all the failed surgeries. I underwent daily dressing changes initially followed by thread changes for the next few weeks.Dr. Bhat was very caring and helped me stay positive in every step of the treatment. He always thinks through very thoroughly keeping the patient’s condition in mind and comes up with the best course of treatment.He has a great team of nurses as well.He was always available any time of the day for any questions or concerns I had during and even after the treatment.
After 4 months of treatment I came back home in May 2018 FISTULA FREE and feel normal again.I am fortunate that I have found the right doctor who understood my problems and had the right technique and approach to help me overcome this nightmare of fistula. Me and my family will be forever grateful to him."
" I am 52 years old. For 4 years I suffered from anal fistula. I went through 9 surgeries to try to solve the problem ...all of them failed.
Fortunately, I was recommended to Dr. Bhat, and from the moment I contacted him I knew that Im in safe hands.I flew to India and underwent treatment for 4 months.
On 24.7.17 the doctor told me that Im "fistula free". a year has passed and Im healthy.
I thank Dr. Bhat every morning for allowing me to return to myself and feel happy..."
" I had suffered from fistula for over five years. I consulted specialists at the best hospital in San Francisco and had two surgeries there. My condition did not improve at all. In fact, it went from bad to worse. I read about Kshara Sutra and found Dr. Ramesh Bhat after a lot research. I went to India in 2016. Dr. Bhat treated me in Bangalore. In 8 weeks, my wounds healed completely. That was more than 2 years ago. Since then, I have had no symptoms. It is fairly certain that my fistula is gone, it is cured. For that, I am eternally grateful"
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" Thanks to Dr. Bhat (and his amazing nurses) I finally have my life back. After suffering with a fistula for over seven years, I was fortunate enough to travel to India and be treated by Dr. Bhat. I am Canadian, and it took two painful years of waitlists and misdiagnosis in my country before I was seen by a surgeon. By then, many rounds of cipro and other antibiotics had severely damaged my digestion and I was diagnosed with Crohn's. I was therefore considered ineligible for any surgery which could fix my problem and told both diseases would be for life. I healed my digestion through diet (SCD) but still had no medical options for the fistula. Years later I learned about kshar sutra, and was recommended to Dr. Bhat. I can honestly say that for the first time, I felt like I was being treated by a doctor who genuinely cared about my well-being and could make me better. He was incredibly attentive, and either he or the nurses saw me every single day. There was very little pain involved, and because they were so attentive, I was never worried. Dr. Bhat is incredibly well educated, compassionate, and professional. He is extremely dedicated to the healing of his patients and achieves excellent results. He healed my fistula, and even said it was easy for him. The suffering, discomfort, and hopelessness I had endured for over 7 years are finally gone as of April 21, 2018, and I feel like I am finally able to move forward in my life. Even though it took a lot of sacrifices, it is the best choice I've ever made. For the first time since the age of 19, I am healthy and energetic and it is life changing. I am incredibly grateful to Dr. Bhat for his compassion, expertise, and most importantly healing my fistula."
" My name is noomi yogev from israel. I came all the way to India to be successfully treated by dr. Bhat for anal horseshoe fistula. In western terms it’s considered a complex fistula but for dr. Bhat it was a simple treatment. My treatment took 2 months in Bangalore. I was amazed by dr. Bhat’s knowledge and experience. It was the first time I met a doctor who was fully confident about his practice. I was treated by best doctors and professors in israel but no one had clear answers about fistula healing process. Dr. Bhat kshar sutra treatment was exactly as he said it will be. I felt good and under the best care during the whole treatment. My treatment ended at 30.12.2017 and since then I’m fistula free. I’m a happy mother of two kids and an artist. I have my life back and the honor to be treated by this dr.
The treatment along with his kind personality and the most professional stuff by his side have made my healing process a life experience I will never forget and will always be thankful for. Thank you dr. Bhat for giving me my life and my smile back , thank you from my children for having a healthy mom !
I will be happy to help in any information for people in need.
סיפורה של נעמי יוגב, שטיפלה בפיסטולה באמצעות שילוב רפואה מערבית ואיורוודהPosted by בוקר בריאות on Monday, 11 February 2019
" Hi, I was diagnosed with Anal Fistula in late 2018, which possibly got developed from anal fissure that wasn’t diagnosed properly by my GP/doctor here.
After 6+ weeks of suffering I went to a Colon and Rectal Surgeon (CRS) in the U.S. CRS diagnosed the fistula and recommended a surgery (fistulotomy) ASAP. However from the external inspection my CRS couldn’t confirm if both the fissure and fistula can be cured in one surgery; he was going to assess and determine that during the surgical procedure.
In the meantime I was doing some research and got to know about Ayurvedic Kshar Shurta treatment from a friend who underwent this procedure from Dr. Ramesh Bhat for his complex fistula and got cured completely. I also got to know that the recurrence rate is very high in the western surgical procedure and it is very minimal in Kshar Shurta procedure.
I didn’t waste any time. I reached out to Dr. Bhat on the same day after my CRS appointment and landed in Bangalore within a week! I suffered from the pain and agony for close to 2 months without any meaningful treatment. Felt so happy at the hands of Dr. Bhat when my treatment started within a few days. And Dr. Bhat also gave the good news that his treatment would cure the fissure and the fistula simultaneously.
Thanks to Dr. Bhat’s solid expertise from treating thousands of patients and his compassion, within 9 weeks my treatment was successfully completed and I flew back to the U.S, FISTULA FREE! Important to note that the treatment period can vary depending on how long and deep the fistula is. I’m glad I took care of it in the very early stage.
Upon my return to the U.S, I waited for another 6 weeks before I resumed my favorite sport activities and feeling so good for taking this route and finding Dr.Bhat.
I would strongly recommend the KS treatment and Dr.Bhat with full confidence based on my personal journey and experience of my friends and others who underwent this procedure and got cured! I’m forever thankful to Dr.Bhat and this ancient Ayurvedic procedure that is in practice in India, my home country, for thousands of years!"
" I am 52 years old from Israel. For 4 years I suffered from anal fistula. I went through 9 surgeries to try to solve the problem ...all of them failed. Fortunately, I was recommended to Dr. Bhat, and from the moment I contacted him I knew that Im in safe hands.I flew to India and underwent treatment for 4 months. On 24.7.17 the doctor told me that Im "fistula free". a year has passed and Im healthy. I thank Dr. Bhat every morning for allowing me to return to myself and feel happy... My email: Michal.firstname.lastname@example.org"
" Being in India has changed my life. I have met the most amazing people ever. I got very clear on what I needed to do to heal from a physical condition that I have had since 2012, called an anal fistula. I found a one-of-kind doctor, Dr. P. Ramesh Bhat who combines modern medicine with ancient Ayurvedic medicine. It’s a slow heal...honoring the body. I just heard a podcast from Tara Brach in which she says the best way to heal is to give the mind and body “pause.” Dr. Bhat recognizes that the body needs sufficient time to heal, giving the body a “pause” to successfully heal. Dr. Bhat is brilliant and understands the body better than anyone that I know. People come from all over the world to be treated (successfully) by Dr. Bhat. He understands this condition better than anyone! Plus, he truly listens and respects all of his patients for the knowledge of their own bodies. Try to find that in the United States! I want to thank you all for guiding me on this journey. And for my amazing family for their support, love and encouragement. And for my friends who are helping me out! I am forever grateful to you all! "
" “I have had problems with complex Fistula for 8 years. I met super specialists in Sweden undergone several operations. Still my fistula doesn't heal. Finally land up having many drainage setons as there was no chance of cure. Situation started worsening. Then I met Doctor Ramesh Bhat in bangalore. First of all Dr Bhat diagnosed “Complex Fistula, which the Swedish doctor failed to cure. Then I got treated by the Ayurveda method ksharasutra over a 8 month period. Today 4 years later I have had none symptom since.”
I am leading normal life. Thanks to Ayurveda, the indian system of medicine and expert and experienced qualified Ayurveda surgeon DR PUNCHOOR RAMESH BHAT.
Hope lakhs of people with anal fistula cured by him in future. "
" I was diagnosed with a fistula in September, 2017. After consulting with many doctors in the West, I was told my fistulas were complicated with low success rates and a high chance of incontinence. I came across Kshar Sutra online in January, 2018. After researching it thoroughly, I choose to travel to Bangalore, India and be treated by Dr. Ramesh Bhat, due to his exceptional success rate and referrals from past patients. I arrived in Bangalore in earlier August 2018 and began treatment immediately with Dr. Bhat. After 10 weeks I was cured of my fistulas and returned home to my family. The treatment was not painful and throughout the process Dr. Bhat treated me like family. I have since made a complete recovery with no incontinence. Dr. Bhat’s treatment has not only given me back my quality of life but my family has also benefitted immensely from me being fistula free. I highly recommend Dr. Bhat and I am happy to have put my faith in him. "
" Posted this on the forum “I have so much gratitude for this amazing group and for Dr. Ramesh Bhat and his wonderful staff. I had a fistula since 2012. Lots of failed surgeries and procedures. And lots of shame. I learned about Kshar Sutra in 2015 before my last failed surgery but was too afraid to go to India and didn't think I could swing it financially. So I suffered needlessly for 3 more years. My last conversation with the colorectal surgeon was that because of so many failed surgeries, I was no longer a candidate for any other further surgeries because of the location of my fistula, high & in my perineum floor. He told me that I would have to have a seton for the rest of my life. Flash forward to 2018. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired and hating my body and my fistula. Last spring I started researching again and this past summer, I declared to myself I needed to go to India. I started to speak to anyone who would listen and take my texts and calls. So much kindness from so many of you. I landed in Bangalore to be treated by Dr. Bhat on September 16, 2018 and had my surgery September 19, 2019. Dr. Bhat is one of kind and the most skilled doctor that I know. Plus he has a heart of gold and beautiful spirit that guides him. Again so many people held my hand throughout my entire treatment with love, patience and support. I want to thank you all for all your words of guidance and encouragement. Thank admins for giving us all hope and courage. And for tirelessly keeping this forum alive. I started writing a blog while in India and added to it when I got home. Lastly, I am sure many of you are wondering my status currently. I came home January 4, 2019 (close to 4 months in India.) still have discomfort because my body is still healing and will continue to heal for awhile to come. Yes, there is scar tissue, but I will take that over having a fistula. Yes, there are days when I am scared that the fistula will come back. But on those days I reach out to my trusted support system here who continue to encourage me and do not judge me. And some of my questions are very personal and I probably could not share with many in my life. Love to you all! You all are amazing warriors! ♥ I am trying. Thanks"
" I am the mom of a fistula warrior. My son Gabe began his battle at the age of 15. He battled alone for what I assume is around 6 months. The pain he was feeling he kept hidden possibly due to shame, embarrassment or fear that something may be horribly wrong with his body.
My husband and I became aware of his concerns about what he thought was a huge pimple near his anus in the summer of 2017. My husband looked at it and was not concerned at all. He said it appeared to be a pimple/boil or possibly an ingrown hair.
Gabe began to tell us about the pain he was feeling while having bowel movements, and that sitting was very uncomfortable. We assumed that the boil just needed to pop and all would be well. It did eventually burst which provided much relief.
I took him to the doctor who examined him and said that it was an abscess that had burst and prescribed an antibiotic. The antibiotic cleared up the the remaining infection and it appeared to be gone. A few weeks later though the pain began again and the abscess returned. Another round of antibiotics, it cleared up and returned again. He went through three rounds of antibiotics and still the infection persisted.
He was eventually referred to a colorectal surgeon, who diagnosed him with an anal fistula. We were told it was caused by an infected anal gland and that the infection bored a whole through his sphincter muscles before exiting his body near his anus. The symptoms of constant drainage and pain would continue unless surgically corrected. The only option we were given was a surgical procedure called a LIFT. We were told that this procedure was 70% effective and one of the only options to avoid incontinence. They would first place a seton string through the canal to keep the wound from sealing shut and bursting again. He had the seton placed in October of 2017 and the LIFT procedure took place in March of 2018. I assumed that after the LIFT we could finally put this all behind us. The doctor was very confident that the LIFT procedure would correct the problem. However, it turned into a wait and see if it worked sort of procedure. We went back to the doctor every month for a check up and each time the doctor said it looked good. Every month though the drainage continued and Gabe did not feel any different. We trusted what the doctor said, that it would just take time. Every month the same report, ( It looks good see you next month.)
During this time Gabe lost a tremendous amount of weight. He only wanted to drink liquids and soft foods because it hurt so bad to have a bowel movement. I watched my strong healthy and happy boy begin to fade away daily. I would lay awake at night and beg God for an answer to cure his condition.
Finally after 6 months of lets wait and see if it worked, the doctor told us that he believed there was only the last millimeter to heal and that they would schedule a fisulotomy to surgically cut through the remaining portion of the fistula, since the muscle was already healed they could cut out the rest without causing incontinence. His surgery was scheduled for October 12th of 2018. We assumed this would be a quick surgery that would finally end this whole nightmare. He returned from the surgery with another seton string. The LIFT procedure had failed and they planned on repeating it in 3 months. We sat in the recovery room in tears. I held him, He held me and we did the only thing there was to do, Cry. His Dad sat there stunned and in silent disbelief. When I asked the doctor what would be the purpose of repeating a surgery that failed, he said, "He could always just learn to live with it."
That one statement sent me into a sort of rage internally that is hard to explain. I could not imagine my beautiful boy going through this pain and agony with no end in sight. I began desperately searching for a natural remedy/cure ANYTHING that would put an end to this nightmare. My heart broke a little every day because I was his mom and I couldn't make it better. I became obsessed with finding an answer. My days were consumed with research and prayer. Then one day I came across a blog titled, Natural cure for Fistula in India. An email was included in the blog so I sent an email and received a response the same day. I learned that there is a near 100% cure through a procedure called Kshar Sutra that is only practiced in India. I then began to research Kshar Sutra for anal fistula and found a support group full of warriors like my son who had been successfully cured of there fistulas, some who had battled for years with up to 26 failed western procedures. This group became an answered prayer. I promised my son we would find a way to take him to India. We finally had hope.
The next month brought a flurry of emails between the doctor and I in India who I chose to treat my son. His name is Dr. Ramesh Bhat. After reviewing Gabes medical records he told me that he believed he could help my son. The treatment would take about three months with near a 100% chance for success. I called and emailed him repeatedly for the next month. I probably drove him crazy! Each time he would reassure me with words like, Please come, I can help your son, don't worry, take rest, I will take care. His responses were always short but filled with confidence and comfort.
We bought our plane tickets and arrived in India on January 15th 2019. India was BUSY!! People and cars and rickshaws and COWS everywhere. It was definitely a culture shock. We saw Dr. Bhat the day after we arrived. I will never forget the way he smiled at us. From the moment I laid eyes on him he set my mind at ease. He quickly examined Gabe and said with a kind confidence, "I can fix your son." We rode back to our hotel that evening with the weight of the past two years finally about to be a memory. He was scanned by Dr. Shankar who confirmed it was a transphincteric fistula. His surgery was performed by Dr. Bhat on January 18th. The procedure took 7 minutes!!! We were told by Dr. Bhat that it would take 4 to 6 weeks for him to be fistula free.
We went to the clinic daily for dressing changes and saw Dr. Bhat about every 4 days. I would like to take a minute to recognize these beautiful souls the nurses (sisters as they call them in India) They were always smiling and gentle, kind and compassionate. Dr. Bhat himself is the most humble and compassionate man I have ever come across. He is a man you have to experience to understand. There are no words that fit to describe his personality. The closest I can come is, joyful, humorous, confident, humble and absolutely filled to the brim with compassion. My life in India was touched by sunshine every time I saw him. I will be forever grateful for him and what he did for my son and my entire family.
Gabe was declared fistula free on January 8th after only two Kshar Sutra thread changes. I felt as light as a cloud leaving the clinic that day. The huge weight we were dragging around with us had been lifted and Gabe had his life back. We returned home on February 26th. He still has a superficial wound from the surgery which will take a little more time to heal but the fistula is officially GONE! "
" I was born in Kerala, South India. My grandfather was an Vadhiyan, who practised modern and Ayurvedic medicine. As a child I remember going to his surgery to see surgeries being performed, he had a reputation for performing eye surgery. At my family home my grandfather was always making Ayurvedic medicine and I can still smell the arishtum and kashayam he used to produce and bottle. From an early age my parents had my career mapped out for me. I was destined to be a doctor in England. My father was already working in England, during my early life. My mother cared for me and wanted me to join my father in England, once he was settled. I was sent to a boarding school in India from the age of 3 to learn English. I hated this experience and dreaded being taken to Trivandrum, where the boarding school was located. At the Christian boarding school, I was indoctrinated in the ways of the west and Christianity by the Belgium and Portuguese nuns. I was taught to admire and love everything western and Christian and taught to turn my back on Hinduism and the Indian culture. It was with this start in life that I was taken to England to continue my education to become a doctor. Unfortunately, I was not cut out to be doctor as I could not deal with blood or any bodily functions. Instead I decided to become a Chartered Accountant. Once qualified, I was employed by an International Company and spent most of my career travelling to working in Eastern Europe, North Africa and Middle East. On one of these travels I developed a stomach problem, which was diagnosed as an infection, which lead me to me to develop IBS. In my early 40, I had a pain in my perennial region, which was diagnosed as an abscess. It was drained without much issue and pain. The Consultant didn’t think it was a big deal and said it was very small abscess. IBS continue to plague me throughout my 40s with no help at all the from the Doctors, apart from asking me to take Loperamide to control the symptoms. A kind GP referred me to see a Gastroenterogist to investigate further about my IBS to rule out Chron’s disease. The Gastroenterologist suggested that I should have an Endoscopy and Colonoscopy. I was very scared that I would have Chron’s disease, this was my biggest worry. As soon as my Colonoscopy and Endoscopy was over, I was anxious to know whether I had Chron’s and the doctor assured me that I didn’t but wanted me to make a follow-up appointment. I wasn’t nervous attending the follow-up appointment with the Consultant as I thought everything was okay. When I attended the Consultant said that he had received the results of the biopsy that he had sent for analysis and the biopsy showed that I had several Neuroendocrine Tumours in and around my duodenum. He said that if it was just one he could have dealt with it, but it had spread and in discussion with all the other specialists in the hospital, he said that I should go and see the specialist in London for this tumour, who happened to be Professor Caplin at the Royal Free Hospital in London. As I had private medical insurance, I was able to see Professor Caplin within a few days. As soon as he met me, he reassured me that it was impossible for my tumour to have spread and asked me to have a PET-CT Nuclear scan to see what is going on. After the scan he assured me that everything was fine, but I did have a tumour that needs to be dissected endoscopically to prevent it from doing any harm. The surgeon referred me to have it dissected by an amazing doctor, who took out the tumour without any problems. The surgeon also took a special interest in my IBS and ordered a lot of tests to get to the bottom of it. The tests ruled out certain allergic but was not able to get to the bottom of why I suffered from IBS. Three months after my surgery I was frustrated with my IBS I took more Loperamide tablets than I should have, which ended up with me being constipated. I ended feeling the usual throbbing pain the perineal area that I felt ten years ago and was thinking this is nothing, just going to be small surgery with no recovery time at all and then will be back at work. I went to see my GP, who examined me and said it doesn’t look right there as it is slightly swollen up, he said he will prescribe some anti-biotics and try this for a week and then go back to him, if the situation does not improve. I was hoping the anti-biotics will do the job but my own research into abscesses said that it will have no effect and draining is required. Who am I to disagree with the trained GP? I waited patiently every day to watch if the swelling would go down but instead of going down it was causing me more pain and getting bigger. It is an absolute nightmare to see the GP in the UK, as they are often busy dealing with people’s cases that are much more serious than yours, so I decided to telephone the receptionist to see if I can get an earlier appointment. After about holding on for than 1 hour, I was asked what the Doctor asked me to do, to which, I replied that he asked me to take the anti-biotic and wait a week and then then see him again. The receptionist politely asked me to follow the doctor’s orders. Coming up to 7 days I was in agony, I could not walk and took a car to the surgery. The doctor gave me a note and asked me to go the local hospital. After waiting 4 hours in agony I was transferred to another hospital for surgery the following morning. Before surgery, I was asked to sign a disclaimer saying that there is a small chance that this surgery to drain the abscess could make me incontinent. I questioned the doctor more about it and he said it was a standard disclaimer and not to worry about it. After surgery I was told that I had a horseshoe abscess as it is standard procedure with this type of surgery, I was examined to see if there was a fistula that caused this abscess. They were satisfied that they could not locate a fistula. The following morning, I was told that during draining they had placed some packing in my two large wounds that they need to unpack, and they will try and do this under anaesthesia, if the theatre was free. I was later told the theatre was busy that they will have to remove it after giving me some morphine. Later that day I was subjected to most horrendous pain that I had suffered with two nurses trying to take out the packing from the two wounds created by surgery. Once it was removed, I was discharged to go home with no follow-up appointments arranged but to visit my GP every day for more packing till this my wound was healed. This turned out to be painful experience for me and the whole indignity of exposing myself to 5 different nurses for a period of 1 month, when I was told that both wounds have healed and that I did not need to visit the surgery for dressing any more. I thought that this was the end of it at the same time I was asked back at the Royal Free to continue with my tests to identify why I had IBS. A barrage of tests was conducted including MRI and CT scan. After one of these tests I was back home and had a very high temperature and the familiar swelling in the perennial region, which caused me a bit of pain. I rang 101 and was asked to see an Emergency doctor over the weekend, who confirmed that I had another abscess and gave me anti-biotics to help me over the weekend till I was able to make an appointment with my own GP on Monday. During Sunday the pain and the swelling got bigger and then it burst giving me a sense of relief and on Sunday I went back to my GP, who prescribed me more anti-biotics and made an appointment to see a colorectal surgeon in six weeks’ time. I asked the GP about the risk of incontinence and about fistulas. He said that fistulas are very difficult to trace, and incontinence depends on where the fistula is running through. I was terrified and went back home to do a research on abscesses and fistulas. I found support groups on Facebook and their case stories were horrific to read. My appointment was six weeks away and I could not wait an agonising six weeks with this condition. At work there was a colleague who has been recently diagnosed with bowel cancer and had successful surgery to have a stoma bag. He was in high praise of the surgeon and suggested that I have a look at his website as he dealt with all the issues down there. I had a look at his website, and he dealt with abscesses, fissures and fistulas and since I had membership to BUPA, I could see him within three days. I was very pleased as I would immediately know if I had a fistula and it would be dealt with very quickly. I met the surgeon, who put me through some painful and undignified examination and said that everything is fine and not to worry about the abscess bursting. The anti-biotics have done its job and I don’t need surgery. This was very welcome news to me as I was terrified of more surgeries. At about the same time I was having tests at the Royal Free hospital to understand why I had IBS. I met the Consultant, who reviewed all my results and said that my MRI said that I had infection in the perineal area. This MRI was taken prior to the abscess bursting, I said I had already seen a. private surgeon, who said that the anti-biotics healed it. He looked surprised and asked for the name of the surgeon, when I gave him the surgeon’s name he said he had never heard of him and that I should see a Colorectal Surgeon at the Royal Free. I was slightly frustrated as I was happy with the private surgeon’s opinion. Anyway, I received a letter from the Royal Free CRS to consult with him, He examined me and looked at the notes from the private surgeon and said it looked fine and it there was any more problems I can go to my GP and make an appointment with this CRS again, Later that year, I had an abscess again, I immediately contacted my private surgeon, who organised incision and drainage the following day. Again, I had to go for daily dressings and takes two weeks off work. At this stage I was beginning to worry whether I was ever going to get rid of this thing. In the meantime, I had organised another appointment with the CRS at the Royal Free. The CRS met me and said that I may have a fistula and that is probably why I am having recurring abscess. I asked him again what the risk is of being incontinent and he said no there is no risk because you could have a seton. I researched into setons and was horrified at what I have read. When I went back to my private surgeon to see if I have fully healed, he examined me and said that there is an area that does not look fully healed. He told me that I was very unlucky as he has patients that have not had an attack of abscess only once every ten years and I have been unlucky. I told him what the private surgeon said about my having a fistula and he agreed it was a good idea for me to have an MRI. I went for the MRI and the radiologist gave me the scans and said that the report will be prepared and given directly to my surgeon in two weeks. I made an appointment to see the surgeon in two weeks to get the results of the MRI. The surgeon and very pleased to see me and was showing me the scan on the compute, which I didn’t understand at all. He said that there was small wound which has not completely healed, and I asked if it was a fistula and he said no it was just a small wound that should heal, if not, he would schedule surgery, to help it heal. Surgery was scheduled the following month, when I was admitted to my room and all gowned up, the surgeon arrived and examined me, He said that the wound had cleared up and that surgery was not required. I asked him will this harm me by not having surgery, as this contradicted with everything I had researched on this disease. He said not and that I was ready to, go home. I was overjoyed. At the same time, I moved homes. About a year later, just before Christmas I was feeling the same dreadful feeling on the onset of an abscess. I had wished it would go away but it keeps getting more painful and bigger. I immediately contacted my private surgeon, who was away on holiday, I went to straight to A&E. After waiting for four hours, they examined me and said it was an abscess, but it was too small to drain, and I had to wait till it was bigger before they would drain it. I was sent home, I didn’t know what to do, the pain increased and overnight it burst, bringing me a sense of relief. I made an appointment with my GP trying to understand why I am getting these repeated abscesses. She suggested that I pick a surgeon that she can refer me too, I chose a professor of colorectal surgery at the local hospital thinking that he must be very learned and knowledgeable on the matter because of being designated a professor. I was so wrong it was only later that I found out that surgeons who were not hands on were pushed to be professors in the UK! He had scheduled for a ten-minute appointment, despite, my giving him details of my previous private surgeon who had my MRI. When I met him he hadn’t got all the information from my previous surgeons, He kept telling me that he only does simple stuff and is very conservative and will not make me incontinent He said he would like to examine me under anaesthetic and see what he can do, So it was organised that I had an EUA, Just before the EUA the surgeon came to see me and said that I can still change my mind. I was wondering why he was saying that as he was only going to have a look. When I woke up from the anaesthesia, I was told that I had a cutting seton and then would need to tighten it again every three months and then when the fistula was out of my muscles, he would do a fistulotomy and I would be cured. This was a total shock as I did not know I had a fistula. He said yes and said that the last MRI, showed that I had an Intersphincteric fistula and did I not see the report. I said the surgeon said that I did not have a fistula, just a small wound and no I was never given that report. I was also on codeine painkiller which made me constipated. At this stage I was very depressed as I heard horrible things about fistulas and knew there was no effective treatment available if it has passed through your muscles. I was sent home with an appointment to see the doctor in 6 weeks. The seton was horrible and unhygienic to deal with. I kept saying to myself it would only be 9 months and I can get through this. The cutting seton was very painful. I could not eat because of the depression and being constipated. I was constipated and then I had to go back to A&E to seek help for my constipation. They treated it by giving me an enema. I was discharged home and after about a week I had that familiar pain again! I rushed to the A&E and whilst at the A%E the abscess burst. The surgeons came to see me and asked me to have a blood test. The blood test revealed that I had a septicaemia. They kept me in overnight. The following day a CRS surgeon came to see me, and he said that he was going to clean up that area and put in a new seton. After surgery I asked the surgeon how bad it was, he said he would like me to have an MRI and then see him in clinic in 2 months’ time. I was very scared at this point. I asked him whether this will cause incontinence. He replied that it will feel different. He had placed two new setons. I was discharged home and spent most of my time researching on the intent. I joined the fistula Facebook group and read through the horrific stories of the people in this group. I had decided there was no hope for me and was looking at going to Switzerland and end my life through euthanasia. I stumbled upon an Asian man on the fistula group who put a message out there saying “Are you all mad, why don’t you try Kshar Sutra”. There were also forms of alternative therapies discussed on the net including Laser and the PERFACT method practiced by Indians. I was wondering why India could possibly have a cure for fistula and from my previous experience of India, I am very sceptical of anything any one says. They always promise the earth, take your money and then run away| Anyway, I am in the West with all that money spent on research and development and if there wasn’t a cure more me in the west, there wouldn’t be a cure anywhere in the world. So, I set out to find the best surgeons in the western world. I used all the contacts I had found out that St Mark’s hospital was the original fistula hospital and they have ground breaking cures for fistulas, although the success rate is only 50%, according to their own research. I read a lot of research on this condition with some doctors saying that fistula surgery is more difficult than cancer surgery. I went for my scheduled MRI and had to wait 6 weeks to collect the results. When I got the results, I was so depressed as I had an inter-sphincteric fistula as well as an extra-sphincteric fistula. My resolve to go to Switzerland was getting stronger and stronger. I then attended an appointment with my surgeon at the local hospital, who had placed the original cutting seton, which has now been replaced by two draining setons. In the meantime, I had read research which stated that cutting setons could also cause incontinence. At the appoint the surgeon, who always claimed that he did simple stuff, admitted to me that this is now complicated either he does an EUA again and see what he can do, or he can refer me to the speciality of St Marks hospital. There was no way that I was going let him do an EUA again and opted for the referral. At that time, I joined the Kshar Sutra Facebook group and all I could see on that forum was mainly success stories rather than the doom and gloom I found in the fistula support group. I was told by friends that this is a Facebook group designed by fraudsters designed to elicit money of people in desperate situations and that I should not touch it with a barge pole! I was desperate here was my only hope or go to Switzerland. I noticed patients were coming onto sites that looked like real people. These were people with real stories, real pain and some with real success after the treatment. These cants be fraudsters, their mother tongue was certainly English. You can always tell when foreigners speak English and real English people speaking English by the terms, phrases and the subtle nuances. I was convinced that these weren’t people operating out of Nigeria, pretending to be real patients on the other hand it could be English people recruited, who were asked to pretend they were people. That seemed plausible. I wanted to target one patient particularly as she looked kind and sincere and came from Israel and was called Sharon. I asked to PM her and she agreed. Here was a real patient, whom I didn’t for one-minute doubt she was a fraudster. She asked me to contact Dr Bhat directly. I sent my MRI report to Dr Bhat and asked him if he could cure me without the risk of incontinence. His prompt but short reply was that I had an unusual fistula and yes, he thinks he can cure me and asked me to come to India. At this point of time, I was going through redundancy at work, if I stuck around, I would get redundancy pay but if I left on my own accord, I would get nothing. I spoke about this to Sharon, who advised me to ask Dr Bhat. Dr Bhat said it was not good and come to him straightaway. My respect for Dr Bhat was against all my previous experiences of dealing with people in India and my pre-conceived thoughts. I see patients posting on this website about the amazing things he had done not only as a skilled doctor but as a humble human being. As I researched more, I began to believe that there is some hope for me and now I had to get the timing right. I had to be made redundant go to India and spent the money I collected from my redundancy. At the same period, I had further medical and emotional turmoil. My beloved father passed away. This was very difficult time for me. I was also due for an endoscopy for my NET tumour, which I was unable to attend as I had been kept in another hospital suffering from Septicaemia. They discharged me from the NHS system as I failed to attend an attend an appointment, despite my leaving numerous messages saying that I will not be able to attend that appointment as I am ill. My brother and uncle living in the US, decided that I had to get the best surgeon to fix this fistula and they were researching the best surgeons in the US. In a way I feared seeing Dr Bhat, just in case, on his examination he says that he is unable to fix me, then I had no hope whatsoever! But one part of me wanted to go to India as staying here and leaving the surgeons to mess around with it would have the serious consequence of incontinent. I decided that the best way to deal with this is to see the best surgeon here and ask his opinion that if I had a draining seton, it would do no harm to me and that would keep me stable till I was in Dr Bhat’s hands. Since I was still employed, I was able to use BUPA and go to the see the top surgeon at St Marks Hospital. This surgeon was an amazing chap as he genuinely carers for fistula suffers, raises money for this horrible illness and give his time free to conduct webinars to the sufferers on the Facebook group. He has a fantastic reputation amongst the sufferers. He also wrote an article called 10 Common Mistakes in Fistula surgery, which I passed onto Sharon, who was in tears as she recognised one of the mistakes her own surgeon made being outlined in this article. Whilst this was going on, I also organised to see the surgeon who dissected my NET tumour privately, to make sure that my bleeding was nothing to worry about by organising an endoscopy privately. This again is another amazing doctor I have met, who was confident and said that everything was fine. So, I have got over that I can now concentrate on fistulas. Within a few weeks I was feeling another pain and sure enough it was another abscess, which burst. I was scheduled to see the St Marks surgeon in a couple of weeks. I met him and he said that he needed to clean it all up and replace the setons and do a partial fistulotomy. And long-term he would be able to do laser for one of the fistulas with up to a 50% chance and VAAFT on the other with up to 50% chance of success. From the stories I have read on the Facebook, I didn’t want to take this risk, I just wanted him to keep me from abscessing by making sure that the setons were placed correctly, to which, he agreed to. I spoke to him about Kshar Sutra, he said he has heard of it but remain sceptical. He said that there is no medical evidence to suggest that it cures fistulas, if it did, why are there so many people with fistulas in India. This rang in my head, how can there be so many people with fistulas in India if there is a cure. I still cannot reconcile the two. I read even more reports from the US comparing Kshar Sutra to Fistulotomy. The conclusion was that they both work on simple fistulas but not on complex fistulas. Indeed, my fistula was complex, and I may even have a horseshoe fistula, which makes sense, as I had a horseshoe abscess. I began to be obsessed with the Facebook group, they become an extended family for me. All this time Sharon was supporting me. Sharon had just finished her treatment and was going back to Israel. I could not believe what I see before me. Sharon had a complex fistula and Dr Bhat completely cured her after 3 months of being in India. My uncle who was a cardiologist in Alabama, USA, studied medicine in Bengalaru, where Dr Bhat is based so I thought it would be a good idea to ask him about Kshar Sutra and Dr Bhat. When I originally spoke to him, he was very sceptical and said Kshar Sutra should be my last option and to try the surgeons in the US. My brother came up with one surgeon who specialised in the plug method, claiming a 60% success rate. He told me that it would be better, they show very conservative success rates so that they don’t get sued and he was convinced India wasn’t going to work so he kept this option for me. I was worried by not going to see Dr Bhat as soon as he would have liked that I managed to do so much damage that Dr Bhat will not be able to fix me. My cousin from Kerala, passed my MRI, to Ayurvedic doctors in Kerala, the land of Auyervedam and came back to tell that the Auyervedic doctors in Kerala said that it was impossible to fix but he found an Allopathic surgeon, who was brilliant with his hands and he can fix anything. Yeah right! I had decided on Dr Bhat and this was the way I was going to go, and I could not wait to collect my redundancy money and start my healing journey. I had booked my tickets and my flights at the same time I heard stories of Dr Bhat turning patients away as it was too complex to fix. This on one hand rang alarm bells in me and on another it showed what kind of a man he is. Most doctors will not say no to patients as they are so arrogant, they believe they can fix anything and there is no check on them or greedy enough just to take the money. Unlike other trades and profession doctors take the money whether they are successful and unlike many other trade or profession it is very difficult to find reviews on doctors. Unless of course they get sued but whoever would dare to take on the medical profession! I got though the bad period of wearing setons and trying to lead a normal life, if that is normal! My mind was always on the setons. There wasn’t a minute of the day when I didn’t think about them but there was light at the end of the tunnel as Dr Bhat was going to fix me. I had visions of Dr Bhat curing me completely and returning home very happy. During this period, I had received a phone call from my uncle in the US, who sounded very happy. He told me he did some research on Dr Bhat and the procedure. When my uncle was a student, he had a fellow student who suffered from piles, nothing cured him, apart from Kshar Sutra! My uncle also asked other Ayuverdic doctors about Dr Bhat and my uncle mentioned it was rare for one Auyervedic doctor to praise another but that is what happened! He told me not to do anymore research and just go and get treated by Dr Bhat. I was finally made redundant and set off to India on the 7th of January and Dr Bhat had already arranged for me to have a TRUS scan by the famous Dr Shankar the same night. I was dreading this but something inside me was pushing me to do this. I arrived early in the morning in Bengaluru and drove immediately to the hotel. During the journey I was looking at the urban jungle and the chaotic movement of people and cars and was saying to myself this will be my home for the next three months and I need to get used to it. I arrived at the hotel and was told that there was a strike on and that foreigners should stay inside as they were being pelleted with stones. I was met at the hotel by a very kind and caring girl from Australia, who came for the same treatment. She helped me with the address and told me of Dr Bhat’s availability. I was very nervous; what if my fistula is too complex and what if he can’t fix it there would be no hope for me- where do I go from there! I was sweating and panicking just before going to see Dr Shankar at the Hopkins Medical Centre. The drive there was very agonising, I finally arrived at this very modest building where people walked in, without an appointment. I was prepared for the long wait as I heard about it on the Facebook group. This is a walk-in scan centre where patients were served on first come first served basis. Even now it is very difficult to believe that this modest building housed one of the best radiologists in the world. After 3 hours I meet Dr Shankar, who put me at ease and got on with the matter in hand in a very professional way, with his assistant by the computer, helping him record his findings. It was not a comfortable experience with something stuck up your backside and being twisted! After about 20 minutes I heard him say that is it is you are done, you can get dressed. I was anxious to get the results, which he delivered with professionalism and calmness. He said that I had two simple fistulas and they were easy to fix. I was overjoyed if Dr Shankar thinks it is easy to fix then I am sure Dr Bhat will say that he could fix me- those words that I desperately wanted to hear. I remember from my Facebook group words ringing in my ears. “If Dr Bhat says he can fix you- he can. He always under promises and over delivers” So true! The same evening, I was at Anugrapha’s clinic, which was above an old building. Again, I had seen so many pictures of it. I entered the building with a lot of other foreign patients waiting to see him. My name was finally called, and I go into the room to see Dr Bhat. I didn’t not know how to greet him, whether to hug or shake his hand, I felt that I had known him a long time as I had researched him a lot. He got me over to the operating theatre to examine me. Suddenly the lights went out, I was horrified! The doctor and nurse were examining me with torches! Afterwards he could see how nervous I was, sat me down in another office and presented me with a plan. I had two fistulas one was deep in the muscles they can both be fixed but it is question of whether he fixes one first and then the other or both together. He gave me an estimate pf between 3 and 4 months but a maximum of 4 months. I was so relived he could fix me. Then he said he can schedule me for surgery at that Shoba hospital the following day. I mentally picture everything I do before I do it. I knew exactly what the hospital looks like and the process you go through. I was still very nervous. When I entered the hospital some of the nurses recognised me as a Malayalee and were extremely helpful to me. My surgery was scheduled for 5pm that day and they did a barrage of tests on me before surgery including shaving me. At about 4pm I had news that Dr Bhat was called away on emergency and that the surgery would be delayed by 3 hours. Dr Bhat came to see me at 8pm and apologised and then shortly afterwards I was wheeled down to theatre. At theatre I was met my team, including the anaesthetist who was very kind and helped me relax. My surgery only last 12 minutes and I was given some medication which made it go very fast and I didn’t feel a thing. I was wheeled upstairs and asked to remain in a certain position for several hour, which was rather tiring. I was discharged from the hospital the following day at midday. I had packing and I returned to the hotel and was asked to see Dr Bhat in the morning. When I met Dr Bhat in the morning, he had some good news for me, he said that he had prayed to god and god helped him, while he was performing surgery. He said that he found a way of fixing the first fistula and he had placed the Kshar Sutra thread on the other and he anticipates that I will return home in 2 months. I was overjoyed and couldn’t believe that Dr Bhat fixed one fistula so quickly, when the best surgeons in the UK agonised over it and gave me up to 50% chance of success. Dr Bhat says he prays for all his patients and the treatment he delivers is holistic. I had to go for packing every day for a period of 10 days and see Dr Bhat every 5 days. When I saw him again in 5 days he was fiddling with down there and then he said he has finished and changed the thread, I feared thread changes, but he didn’t in a way I wasn’t not anticipating it, so I didn’t not tense up. Thread changes took place every 5 days and some days it was more uncomfortable than others. It really depended on how relaxed I was, when I was relaxed, I didn’t feel much but when I was tense, I made matters more difficult for myself and Dr Bhat. I also heard the dreadful stories from others about the pain inflicted by Dr Bhat when he to cut the thread, when the thread was out of your muscles just to hasten to the recovery, especially for westerners who were dying to get back to their home countries. Exactly 5 weeks after my surgery I was lying down to be examined by Dr Bhat and I have heard about his dreaded laser machine. He asked the nurse to give me a local injection. I had about three of them and then didn’t feel much pain till I could feel the burning sensation which made me flinch and at that point he said it was all done. He showed me the thread and said I was fistula free. I couldn’t believe it after all the agony that I went through in England. This amazing man has fixed me. This is an absolute miracle. I could have hugged him; I could have laid at his feet; in my life I have never met anyone more amazing. I thought my life was over and this man has brought me back! He said that I had to go for daily dressing for 10 days and then I can book my flight home. He said there will still be some discharge and after that time he would like me to come for one final check up and I would only need to spend a maximum of two days in Bengaluru. He said if I had gone back to Canada, Israel, US or Australia, he would not have asked me back and since England was only 10.5 hours away by flight that I should come. I agreed. The process of fixing the fistula is highly effective. Apart from Dr Bhat being a highly skilled surgeon and a master of Ayurvedic medicine, which was both necessary for successfully treating this illness. The team and the processes he employed were highly effective. His clinic is highly geared towards this specialism and the processes are very effective. In my professional life I do process improvement and am a six-sigma graduate. We were taught not to do anything that does not add value to the customer, and I can see this employed by Dr Bhat. He has specialist equipment for fistula treatment, not seen by me in the UK and a team that specialises and although he dispenses with note-taking and bureaucracy he remembers everyone’s case extremely well and tailors a specific programme around their individual requirement. In the whole process he has compassion for all his patients, and they are treated as human beings with emotions, pain and anxiety. Considering how busy he is, Dr Bhat does an amazing job at making each patient feel comfortable, safe and confident. This treatment requires prompt action and its success depends on not just the initial surgery but more importantly the after-care. Dr Bhat provides this very effectively and ensures that the healing process occurs as he had envisioned, if not, he will make sure it does, there and then without wasting valuable time by paperwork, waiting for theatre time or using an anaesthetist. I met some great lifelong friends in Bengaluru we became very close and I hope that I remain friends with them for life because together we had gone some agonising, sometimes painful and almost certainly miraculous times. A whole spectrum of human emotions. These emotions bond people and they are life changing events that you will never forget. Here I am back in the UK looking for work, cured of my fistula, embracing life again with a different set of eyes. This experience has changed me forever. There is always good and bad in everything the successful person is the one who can see the good beyond the bad. My whole perspective on life has changed. I want to do good with my life as it is precious and most of all I want to help others and become more selfless. It has also taught me that you must take primary responsibility for your health. There isn’t a system in the west that automatically takes care of you. Not all doctors are the same. All doctors go out to do the best for their patients, but the systems change them, and their objectives may change during their career, it is not their fault, they must conform with the system for survival. However, you will come across some amazing doctors, who go beyond their remit to help patients and they are lucky enough to be in a privileged position to do so but these are rare and few and far in between. I am back in India on the 2nd of April, I just can’t believe I am fistula free. I have an appointment with my CRS a St Mark’s hospital in May and I can’t wait to see his face, when I tell him my complex fistula, which was a huge challenge to the western world had been fixed a very humble doctor, operating in modest conditions in Bengaluru. I will be back to see Dr Bhat again on the 2nd of April, which I am looking forward To. I am going to finish this of by saying that it is no exaggeration when I say that I didn’t believe in miracles or god till I met Dr Shankar and Dr Bhat. If they weren’t both around at the time, I had this fistula, I wouldn’t know what would have become of me! "
" I underwent Kshara Sutra treatment with Dr. Bhat in Jan 2019 for a low transsphincteric fistula. I was completely healed and fistula free within 1 month of treatment. I strongly recommend KS treatment to anyone suffering from this horrible condition under the expert care of Dr. Bhat. He is a very caring doctor and the best surgeon I've met so far. Trusting his judgement and skill is very important while undergoing this treatment. I am incredibly grateful to Dr. Bhat for healing me and giving me my life back. I wish all his patients a speedy recovery and wish Dr. Bhat continued success in all his endeavours. Please feel free to email me for more information."
" Only more than 2 years after I learned I had a Transsphincteric Perianal Fistula, and had 3 unsuccessful and damaging and suffer-causing procedures (plug, seton and VAAFT ) did I hear of Dr Ramesh Bhat's Ksharasutra Ayurvedic treatment and healing of fistulas.
After arriving in Bangalore in January 2019 and initial consultation, Dr. Bhat performed a short operation that started the KS daily treatment.
I am now 6 weeks after and fistula free. My healthy quality of life has been restored to me.
My case was luckily simple, so the treatment straight forward and for the most part pain free. From the get-go I received detailed explanations and my every question was answered.
Dr. Bhat is an exceptional and well experienced specialist in treating fistulas, combining western medicine with the ancient Indian KsharaSutra medicine, and his success rate is formidable.
Above all he is a sensitive listener to mind and body of his patients, making himself available daily to them. He is modest and highly committed to the healing of each and every sufferer of this troubling condition.
In my daily visits to the clinic Dr. Bhat himself treated me a few times a week, checking, disinfecting, treating and changing dressings, and on all the other days dressings were changed by the dedicated staff in his clinic, even twice a day when necessary.
I have come across no such treating and dedication by any doctor in the western world.
As an appreciating cured suffer of fistula, to all suffers of fistula I urge to contact Dr Bhat and make the effort of taking the time to reach his clinic before you try any operations offered in our western modern medical systems, which to the most part do not seem to heal fistulas.
In his modesty Dr. Bhat promises no cure he is not sure he can achieve."
" I was a suffering from re-occurrent complex anal fistula patient for 5+ years. During this period, I had multiple operations with senior surgeons in Australia and India with no success. I underwent fistulotomy, fistulectomy, PARFECT and even Kshar Sutra surgical procedure but none were successful. My condition was deteriorating, and I was slowly losing my quality of life and my confidence. After multiple recommendations from few patients and doctors I came to see Dr Ramesh Bhatt in Bangalore. After initial investigations were completed Dr Ramesh assured me he would heal me, he explained reasons for my previous failures and advised me of special care that needs to be taken for re-occurrent complex fistula. My treatment was completed in 2.5 months. He was monitoring my case very closely and I found Dr Ramesh to be is highly talented and experienced surgeon in handling complex anorectal cases. He exactly knows what was required to make me fistula free. Every patient is important in his clinic and every meeting I had with him gave a greater comfort. Despite his super busy schedule, he has time for everyone. He is also a very talented physician. I have suffered with Asthma for past 18 years. I was taking regular dose of bronchodilator, steroids, anti-allergic and antihistamines. Ayurvedic medications he prescribed for my chronic Asthma symptoms has worked as a miracle.
I can never thank him enough for helping me and would be indebted for my life. He is a god fearing, kind hearted, simple gifted soul, always happy to help. I highly recommend anyone to consult Dr Ramesh and anyone is welcome to contact me anytime if there is any question. Thank you Dr Ramesh for giving me my life back!!"
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