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Is hemorrhoid surgery a difficult surgery what's the downtime?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Tadge Kanjo
Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
Dr. Tadge Kanjo
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
surgery should always be last resort for hemorrhoids, i agree
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not the worst one
Although, hemorrhoidectomy (hemorrhoid excision) is not the most difficult surgery, there may be discomfort associated with it in the postoperative period as you will have to sit on your buttocks that hold the anus.
Your surgeon will provide you with instructions on how to minimize discomfort. The downtime may be a week or two depending on the severity and your ability to recover.

In brief: Not the worst one
Although, hemorrhoidectomy (hemorrhoid excision) is not the most difficult surgery, there may be discomfort associated with it in the postoperative period as you will have to sit on your buttocks that hold the anus.
Your surgeon will provide you with instructions on how to minimize discomfort. The downtime may be a week or two depending on the severity and your ability to recover.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Joshua Katz
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree
In brief: Hemorrhoid Surgery
How painful a surgery is depends on many factors.
The first question is why are you having surgery? What symptoms do you have? What is the impact of these symptoms on quality of life? What inteventions have you tried? Which surgery are you considering?

In brief: Hemorrhoid Surgery
How painful a surgery is depends on many factors.
The first question is why are you having surgery? What symptoms do you have? What is the impact of these symptoms on quality of life? What inteventions have you tried? Which surgery are you considering?
Dr. Joshua Katz
Dr. Joshua Katz
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