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Doctor insights on: Surgical Removal Of Hemorrhoids

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more


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Which surgical/laser options are available for hemorrhoid surgery?

Which surgical/laser options are available for hemorrhoid surgery?

Surgical options: When surgery is indicated for rectal hemorrhoids there are several excellent options from laser, to coagulation to clamps and sutures. Okay to discuss indications and techniques with your surgeon regarding your specific case. Okay to take friend/family with you to help understand the options. Be well. ...Read more

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What causes hemorrhoids? What are the best non-surgical ways of managing/dealing with them?

What causes hemorrhoids? What are the best non-surgical ways of managing/dealing with them?

Straining : usually straining or any increase pressure in the lower abdomen that will cause the vein to dilate and any abdominal condition that will cause increase venous pressure like portal hypertension.since the most common reason is straining ,avoiding that by keeping the bowel soft and regular by hydration ,eating more fibers and fruits and vegetables.non surgical way to eliminate symptoms only ...Read more

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Is there a non-surgical cure for hemorrhoids?

Is there a non-surgical cure for hemorrhoids?

Yes for mild cases: There are a number of office based treatments for hemorrhoids although the success rates plummet as the severity of the hemorrhoids increase. Internals tend to be painless and can be treated easily in the office with banding, sclerotheraapy, irc, cryo or any number of other ablative techniques. For advance externals, often nothing short of surgery will fix. ...Read more

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What are the surgical treatment options for hemorrhoids?

What are the surgical treatment options for hemorrhoids?

Many choices: If lesser degree, then can be treated with infra-red or banding in the office; for more complex ones there is traditional excisional surgery with some variations and then there pph using stapling device and thd which uses ultrasound and suturing. ...Read more

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What surgical procedures exist for thrombosed external hemorrhoids? what other treatment will hasten recovery?

What surgical procedures exist for thrombosed external hemorrhoids?  what other treatment will hasten recovery?

Excision or drainage: The only surgical procedure for thrombosed external hemorrhoid is to open the skin and drain it usually under local anesthesia in an office setting or to excise the entire hemorrhoid and clot and this also can be done under local. Banding and similar procedures are done for INTERNAL hemorrhoids. Important to know thrombosis will resolve without procedure with hot sitz bath and time. ...Read more

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Is hemorrhoid surgery a difficult surgery what's the downtime?

Depends : There are different ways hemorrhoids are treated. Internal hemorrhoids are treated by banding them with a rubber band. Painless with some cramping. Large external hemorrhoids removal is painful. Large hemorrhoids that prolapse or protrude can be treated with a stapling technique. A very well tolerated procedure. Surgery for hemorrhoids should always be a last resort. ...Read more

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How is the surgery for hemorrhoids performed?

Surgically: Most people have 3 internal hemorrhoids, one on the left side and two on the right. If a patient requires hemorrhoid surgery, all 3 should be removed. The technique will vary by the surgeon, and you should select your surgeon on the basis of training and the results he gets with his partivcular technique. I prefer the standard hemorrhoidectomy using a scalpel. In 27 years I have had no problems. ...Read more

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