Haemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swollen and inflamed veins in the lower rectum and anus. They can be either internal, located inside the rectum, or external, located under the skin around the anus. Haemorrhoids can cause discomfort, pain, itching, and bleeding, especially during bowel movements. They are a very common condition, affecting both men and women, and can be caused by factors such as straining during bowel movements, sitting for long periods of time, obesity, pregnancy, and a low-fibre die
Haemorrhoidectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove haemorrhoids, which are swollen veins in the rectum or anus. Haemorrhoids can cause discomfort, bleeding, itching, and pain, and may lead to complications such as thrombosis or strangulation of the tissue.
The procedure is indicated when non-surgical treatments such as lifestyle changes, topical medications, or minimally invasive procedures such as rubber band ligation or sclerotherapy have failed to relieve symptoms.
The surgery can be performed using different techniques such as open, closed, or stapled haemorrhoidectomy, depending on the severity of the haemorrhoids and the preference of the surgeon.
In an open haemorrhoidectomy, the surgeon makes incisions around the haemorrhoids and removes them. This approach is effective but may be associated with more pain and a longer recovery time compared to closed haemorrhoidectomy.
In a closed haemorrhoidectomy, the surgeon uses a circular stapling device to remove the haemorrhoids without making external incisions. This technique may be associated with less pain and a faster recovery time, but may not be suitable for all cases.
In a stapled haemorrhoidectomy, the surgeon uses a special stapling device to remove the haemorrhoids and reposition the tissue. This technique may be associated with less pain and bleeding compared to other techniques but may not be suitable for all cases.
Like any surgical procedure, haemorrhoidectomy may be associated with risks such as bleeding, infection, pain, or damage to surrounding tissue. However, these risks are generally low and can be minimized with proper surgical technique and postoperative care.
Recovery after haemorrhoidectomy typically involves a few days of pain medication and limited physical activity, such as avoiding heavy lifting or strenuous exercise. Patients may also need to modify their diet and bowel habits to prevent constipation and strain during bowel movements.
At Sterling Hospitals, Ahmedabad, our team of experienced colorectal surgeons and healthcare professionals provide comprehensive care for patients undergoing haemorrhoidectomy. We use the latest surgical techniques and equipment to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our personalized approach and commitment to quality care make us a leading hospital for colorectal surgery in Ahmedabad.