Types of Hemorrhoid Surgery
If you need to have hemorrhoid surgery, compare what treatments are available to you. Some treatments are minimally invasive and can be performed in a clinic by a medical doctor. For those dealing with recurring or very large hemorrhoids, the procedure is done in a hospital.
Hemorrhoid Surgery Performed in a Clinic
Minimally invasive hemorrhoid surgeries can provide fast relief with minimal downtime. The three most common procedures performed in a clinic are CRH O’Regan system, rubber banding and infrared coagulation.
CRH O’Regan System
Also known as rubber band ligation, this procedure involves placing rubber bands on internal hemorrhoids, cutting off circulation to the area. The hemorrhoids may bleed afterwards, and typically fall off in a week or so. This procedure is considered effective and offers relief to many.
Also known as the coagulation technique, this procedure requires the use of heat or a laser applied to the internal hemorrhoids, causing them to first harden, then shrink. While there are very few side effects associated with this procedure, some consider it less effective than rubber banding.
Hemorrhoid Surgery Performed in a Hospital Setting
For more severe cases of hemorrhoids, admission to a hospital is often necessary. Two of the most common hemorrhoid surgeries performed in a hospital are conventional hemorrhoidectomy and stapled hemorrhoidectomy. Depending on your doctor’s orders, either of these procedures may or may not involve an overnight stay.
Conventional hemorrhoidectomy involves removing hemorrhoids under either general or conscious sedation anesthesia. Considered the most effective way to treat severe cases of hemorrhoids, it can be a permanent way to prevent them from recurring. Conventional hemorrhoidectomy is most often performed after other hemorrhoid procedures have not treated the problem. This surgery comes with possible side effects such as infection and bladder pain.
This procedure involves blocking blood flow to the hemorrhoid, but may be associated with increased possibility of rectal prolapse (the rectum sticks out of the anus). The procedure, with no side effects, helps patients return quickly to their daily activities.
At Midwest Center for Colorectal Health in Wheaton, IL, Dr. Drost, MD prefers the CRH O’Regan system to treat hemorrhoids. This is an FDA-approved, fast, effective, pain-free method that takes only a few minutes. The CRH O’Regan system requires very little to no downtime as well. After the procedure, our patients often feel instant relief and usually get back to their daily activities right away.
Compare hemorrhoid surgery treatments by going to Hemorrhoid Treatment Comparison. You will see that the CRH O’Regan system is considered the best when it comes to hemorrhoid surgery that doesn’t require a hospital stay.
If the CRH O’Regan system hemorrhoid treatment procedure feels right for you, please contact us at (630) 871-1800 for a consult with Dr. Tom Drost, MD.