Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum or anus that can cause discomfort, pain, itching, bleeding, and difficulty during bowel movements. Embolization offers a minimally invasive approach to treating hemorrhoids by targeting the blood vessels supplying them. By cutting off the blood flow, the hemorrhoids shrink and reduce in size, alleviating symptoms.
During the treatment, a catheter is inserted into the blood vessels and embolic agents are introduced to the area. Patients can return to normal activities sooner, and since hemorrhoids often recur for some patients, embolization offers an alternative that can be safely repeated without the disruption of surgery.