2 doctors weighed in:
Are surgery necessary to remove hemorrhoids?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine
In brief: Not always
There are surgical options for hemorrhoid removal, but that is not always necessary.
More conservative treatments such as medicated creams, suppositories and sitz baths can sometimes assist in the shrinkage of hemorrhoids to the point where they are smaller and not bothersome.

In brief: Not always
There are surgical options for hemorrhoid removal, but that is not always necessary.
More conservative treatments such as medicated creams, suppositories and sitz baths can sometimes assist in the shrinkage of hemorrhoids to the point where they are smaller and not bothersome.
Dr. Paige Gutheil
Dr. Paige Gutheil
Thank
Dr. David Gutman
Internal Medicine
In brief: Usually Not
There are a number of highly-effective, well-tolerated non-surgical procedures now available to treat internal hemorrhoids, such as infrared coagulation, ultroid, and rubber band ligation.
The classic hemorrhoid surgery is now generally reserved only for the most advanced cases of hemorrhoids, or those that do not respond adequately to office-based procedures.

In brief: Usually Not
There are a number of highly-effective, well-tolerated non-surgical procedures now available to treat internal hemorrhoids, such as infrared coagulation, ultroid, and rubber band ligation.
The classic hemorrhoid surgery is now generally reserved only for the most advanced cases of hemorrhoids, or those that do not respond adequately to office-based procedures.
Dr. David Gutman
Dr. David Gutman
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Buck Parker
Board Certified, Surgery
13 years in practice
467K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors