Hemorrhoids Laser Surgery
If there is a choice,
patients will not opt for hemorrhoids laser surgery as a solution to their
problem. There are too many horror stories of the excruciating pain
of the surgery and the long recuperation periods.
There are five types of hemorrhoid surgery. Three are used for external
hemorrhoids- hemorrhoidectomy, laser coagulation and infrared
photocoagulation. Injection sclerotherapy and rubber band
ligation are used for internal hemorrhoids. These hemorrhoids
are not curable with ointments and other non-surgical methods.
The help of laser surgery is needed for getting rid of these
What is Hemorrhoids Laser
Hemorrhoids laser surgery is a process where skilled
surgeons use laser light with pinpoint accuracy. During this
procedure the unwanted hemorrhoid is simply vaporized or excised.
The laser beam is infinitely small, which allows for precision and
accuracy. This helps facilitate rapid and unimpaired healing.
Earlier procedures involved laser coagulation, an electric current applied to the hemorrhoid through an electrode probe. The hemorrhoid went through a chemical reaction that stopped blood flow to the area and allowed
the swollen tissue to shrink.
But now surgeons are using a more sophisticated laser in hemorrhoids laser surgery. This laser provides pinpoint accuracy for vaporizing or removing various
types of hemorrhoids.
What are the advantages of
hemorrhoids laser surgery?
The surgery results in less discomfort. The
use of medication is also decreased and the healing process is
much faster. Usually a hospital stay is not required and the
patient is released in a few hours.
The laser is inherently therapeutic and enables the sealing of nerves and tiny blood vessels. This is done with the help of an invisible light. Post
operative discomfort is also something the patient is relieved
of, since sealing superficial nerve endings minimizes this discomfort.
The proctologist closes the tiny blood vessels, which keeps the operation in a controlled and bloodless environment. The entire procedure is comparatively
less painful and uncomfortable for both the patient and the
doctor. The procedure is much quicker, which is a relief for
both the doctor and the patient. Hemorrhoids laser surgery is
used alone or in combination with other modalities.
Side effects of hemorrhoids
Even laser surgical procedures have certain side effects
such as infection, under correction and over correction. But sometimes you don't have a choice, and the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks.