What Is a Hemorrhoidectomy?
Hemorrhoids are veins within the rectum or anus that have become inflamed and swollen. When this occurs, you may experience such symptoms and pain, discomfort, and bleeding, all of which can vary significantly in severity. If the pain from your hemorrhoid is severe, you may need to obtain surgery in order to get rid of the condition. There are actually several different types of hemorrhoidectomy procedures, which include closed/open procedures, a stapled hemorrhoidectomy, and a rubber band ligation. While open and closed hemorrhoidectomy procedures are the most invasive options for the treatment of hemorrhoids, they have also proven to be the most effective. With these two procedures, you’ll be provided with great long-term results and very low recurrence rates.
The stapled procedure focuses on removing some of the excess tissue around the vein, which helps to reduce inflammation so that the vein can be at its original size. While this procedure is less invasive than open and closed hemorrhoidectomy treatments, there’s a higher recurrence rate. The rubber band ligation is a minimally-invasive treatment that involves the placement of a rubber band around the hemorrhoid to cut off circulation, which allows the hemorrhoid to die off in just a few short days.