Hemorrhoids are very common. They result from increased pressure on the anus. This can occur during pregnancy, childbirth, and due to constipation. The pressure causes the normal anal veins and tissue to swell. This tissue can bleed, often during bowel movements.
Treatments for hemorrhoids include:
- Over-the-counter corticosteroid (for example, cortisone) creams to help reduce pain and swelling.
- Hemorrhoid creams with lidocaine to help reduce pain.
- Stool softeners help reduce straining and constipation.
- Sitz baths can help you to feel better. Sit in warm water for 10 to 15 minutes.
Things you can do to reduce itching include:
- Apply witch hazel to the area with a cotton swab.
- Wear cotton underwear.
- Avoid toilet tissue with perfumes or colors. Use baby wipes instead.
- Try not to scratch the area.
If over medical treatment is not enough, some type of surgery may be necessary, such as removal of the hemorrhoids (hemorrhoidectomy).
Many patients may not be aware of a surgical option that comfortably treats their condition and allows them to return to normal activity with a faster recovery and less pain than conventional hemorrhoidectomy.
THD – Transanal Hemorrhoidal Dearterialization- is an advanced, minimally invasive procedure for bleeding, prolapse, and pain. A Doppler-guided scope locates and ligates the source of hemorrhoidal congestion- the terminal branches of the superior rectal artery. A mucopexy (tissue lift) then restores normal anatomy. Together, these interventions treat the source disease without any excision of tissue. Thus, the patient experiences minimal post-op discomfort and is back to normal activities within 4 days.
THD Procedure for Hemorrhoids:
- Quick outpatient procedure, about 30 minutes.
- Minimal post-op pain; patients are back to normal activities within 4 days.
- Minimally-invasive, no excision of tissue, limited risk of complications.
- Performed above dentate line, the “no pain zone”.
- Doppler-guided, exquisitely engineered proprietary technology.