Candidates for THD Treatment
Ideal candidates for the THD procedure are individuals with internal hemorrhoids not responding well to other treatments. It’s generally not recommended for individuals with bleeding issues or serious infections in the affected area. Prior to the procedure, patients are typically advised to stop taking blood thinners or other medications that may cause bleeding problems.
Benefits for Patients
Because fine instruments are used, there is little or no disruption to nearby tissues and structures. This typically means there’s very little discomfort during and after the procedure. Hemorrhoidal tissue does not need to be cut or removed with THD treatment, which further reduces post-operative complications – especially when compared to what may be experienced with hemorrhoid removal. Also, the blood-supplying arteries are sutured and not just tied off, like what happens with rubber band ligation. This added step means there is little risk of the affected tissue coming loose or irritated. Additional benefits associated with THD treatment include:
- Reduced risk of excessive bleeding during the procedure
- Low recurrence rates
- Better long-term results