Hemorrhoids are veins in the lower rectum and anus that have become inflamed or swollen. They’re a very common ailment; in fact it’s estimated that more than half of the population in the United States has hemorrhoids. They can be quite uncomfortable, causing pain, itching, and bleeding.
What causes Hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids can have a number of causes, including:
- Straining during bowel movements
- Sitting for long periods of time
In general, hemorrhoids are caused by any issues that creates excessive strain on the blood vessels, which causes them to swell.
What are the Treatment Options for Hemorrhoids?
There are a number of different treatment options available for hemorrhoids today. Changing your lifestyle habits to make sure that you are eating a healthy, fiber-rich diet and getting plenty of exercise may be enough to provide relief from mild cases. More moderate cases of hemorrhoids may be treated with an over the counter medication. Unfortunately, there are times when your hemorrhoids might be severe, or when these methods only provide temporary relief from your symptoms. In this case, you may require surgical hemorrhoid repair in order to achieve relief.
Minimally invasive Hemorrhoid Repair
The Center for General and Laparoscopic Surgery is proud to offer our patients THD a minimally invasive hemorrhoid repair. This procedure allows us to locate the hemorrhoidal arteries and use an absorbable suture to repair the hemorrhoid and may not require excision any tissue.
What are the benefits of minimally invasive hemorrhoid repair?
There are a number of benefits to a minimally invasive hemorrhoid repair. These include:
- Out-patient procedure
- Minimal discomfort
- Faster recovery
If you’ve been suffering with persistent or recurring hemorrhoids, there’s no need to suffer any longer. Contact the Center for General & Laparoscopic Surgery today for a consultation. We will get you back on your feet and feeling great once again.