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Hemorrhoid surgery (also called hemorrhoidectomy) is the surgical removal of hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are swollen or enlarged veins located inside (internal) and outside (external) the anus. They are usually caused by straining when constipated or during pregnancy. The surgery can remove large internal hemorrhoids that do not respond to non-surgical treatment and large external hemorrhoids....more »
Other medical terms related to medical conditions and procedures for Hemorrhoid Surgery (Hemorrhoidectomy) include:
What is Hemorrhoid Surgery (Hemorrhoidectomy)? Hemorrhoid surgery is the removal of hemorrhoids which are swollen enlarged veins around the anus that cause itching, pain and discomfort. Hemorrhoids may be a result of straining to remove waste, pregnancy, aging or chronic constipation. During hemorrhoid surgery, incisions are made in the tissue around the hemorrhoid and the enlarged veins are removed. Hemorrhoid surgery can be performed either with local or general anesthetic....more »
Who are candidates for Hemorrhoid Surgery (Hemorrhoidectomy)? Hemorrhoid removal may be recommended for severe hemorrhoids when non-surgical treatment has not provided adequate relief from:
What are alternatives to Hemorrhoid Surgery (Hemorrhoidectomy)? When hemorrhoids aren't severe other treatments may include a fiber-rich diet, laxatives, stool softeners, suppositories, medications and warm sitz baths....more »
How do you prepare for Hemorrhoid Surgery (Hemorrhoidectomy)? Prior to any surgery, your doctor will give you a complete medical examination and evaluate your overall health and your health history. You may be required to get additional tests such as X-rays and lab tests. Your doctor will also review with you the potential risks and benefits of the operation and will ask you to sign a consent form. It is important that you ask questions and be sure you understand the reason for the surgery as well as the risks.
It is important that you inform your doctor if you have allergies to any medications, what medications you are taking, and if you have bleeding problems. It is also important to inform your doctor if you are pregnant.
Your doctor will also give you specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications. Carefully following these instructions will help your surgery go more smoothly.
Depending on the circumstances of your surgery, you may be instructed to do the following:
Bowel prep: You will be given a preparation to take the night before, and/or the morning of your operation. This will clean out your intestines so the doctors can do the operation....more »
What is the Hemorrhoid Surgery (Hemorrhoidectomy) recovery process? The outcome is usually very good in the majority of cases. To prevent a recurrence of hemorrhoids, some preventive measures should be taken. A high fiber diet to avoid constipation may help.
You may experience considerable pain after surgery as the anus tightens and relaxes. Medications to relieve pain may be used. To avoid straining, stool softeners will be used. Avoid any straining during bowel movement or urination. Soaking in a warm bath can bring additional comfort. Avoid heavy lifting for two to three weeks. Expect complete recovery in about two weeks....more »
What is the cost of Hemorrhoid Surgery (Hemorrhoidectomy)? A variety of factors may influence the cost of the surgery. They include:
These factors vary depending on you and your situation.
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Where can I find a Hemorrhoid Surgery (Hemorrhoidectomy) doctor or surgeon? Hemorrhoid Surgery (Hemorrhoidectomy) is typically performed by doctors specializing in General Surgery and Surgery - Other. Nationally, there are 54010 practicing General Surgeons and Surgeons. HealthGrades offers detailed physician reports to help you find a qualified Hemorrhoid Surgery (Hemorrhoidectomy) doctor or surgeon in your area, which includes disciplinary actions, patient feedback, background information, and more. Start your search now!
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