Hemorrhoid surgery, also known as hemorrhoidectomy, is a procedure done to remove hemorrhoids in patients who suffer from chronic hemorrhoids. In general there are two different types of hemorrhoids: internal hemorrhoids and external hemorrhoids.
Internal hemorrhoids affect the inside lining of the rectum. Because of this, many patients who suffer from internal hemorrhoids don’t know they have them. While internal hemorrhoids are often painless, patients with them may suffer from blood in their bowel movements as well as itching and throbbing around the anus.
External hemorrhoids develop when veins swell and cause bumps to occur. External hemorrhoids are easier to diagnose because they are visible outside the body. As with internal hemorrhoids, patients may notice blood on their toilet paper as well as an itchy or painful feeling and lumps around the anus.
Hemorrhoids can be treated in a variety of ways. To learn more about hemorrhoid treatment and hemorrhoid surgery, call the Hemorrhoid Surgery Center of Excellence today at 888.742.2032.
Before your hemorrhoidectomy, patients will be given anesthesia to ensure they feel no pain during the procedure. After that incisions are made around the hemorrhoid and the hemorrhoid is removed. Hemorrhoidectomy is an outpatient procedure, meaning patients will be free to go home on the same day of the surgery.
Another procedure may also be performed. This is surgery is called a stapled hemorrhoidectomy. It is also known as a procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids (PPH). A traditional hemorrhoidectomy requires removing the entire hemorrhoid. During a stapled hemorrhoidectomy, the hemorrhoid is lifted and stapled back into place.
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