The term hemorrhoid refers to a swollen or inflamed vein that occurs in or around the anus. Hemorrhoids often develop due to straining during a bowel movement, sitting on the toilet for a long time, obesity, pregnancy, and chronic constipation or diarrhea.

Symptoms of hemorrhoids often include:

  • Pain
  • Itching
  • Blood in stool
  • Swelling
  • Lumps near anus

Hemorrhoids come in two different forms: internal hemorrhoids and external hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoids develop inside the anus, while external hemorrhoids develop outside the anus.

While many hemorrhoids are treatable with home remedies such as creams, chronic or severe hemorrhoids may need more targeted medical intervention. A number of operative procedures can be used to treat hemorrhoids. These include:

  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy (PPH)
  • Banding

Hemorrhoidectomy surgery, stapled hemorrhoidectomy, and banding are procedures that are used to treat severe hemorrhoids. Traditional hemorrhoidectomy surgery involves the surgeon excising the hemorrhoid and sewing the skin closed. Stapled hemorrhoidectomy is often used for prolapsed hemorrhoids. During a stapled hemorrhoidectomy a stapling device is used to cut out a ring of hemorrhoidal tissue. Banding is another technique that can be used to treat hemorrhoids. With banding, a small rubber band is placed around the base of the hemorrhoid, thereby cutting off the blood flow and causing the hemorrhoid to disappear.

Contact the Hemorrhoid Surgery Center of Excellence

Do you suffer from painful and annoying hemorrhoids? Does it seem like over-the-counter remedies just don’t work for you? If so you may be a good candidate for hemorrhoidectomy surgery. To find out more about the procedure or to schedule an appointment with a hemorrhoid expert, call the Hemorrhoid Surgery Center of Excellence today. Our number is 888.742.2032. We look forward to hearing from you! Don’t hesitate to reach out to us and get the help you need.

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