Conquering Diseases

Laser Fistula Study


Seeking Men and Women 18-65 years old who have a fistula-in-ano that needs treatment.


We are studying the CO2 laser technology catheter that will sheath the laser inside the fistula tract; this technology will be used to close the fistula without the need to lay open the tract. This might help to preserve sphincter muscles involved around that tract and to maintain continence.

What we're hoping for

We are hoping that this study may help patients if the CO2 laser treatment closes the tract and heals the fistula-in-ano.

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 Principal Investigator

Karim  Alavi, MD, MPH

UMass Memorial Health Care

 Study Contact

Sharon  Balcom



UMMHC Memorial Campus

281 Lincoln St. 

Worcester,MA 01605