There are two types of hemorrhoids, often known as “piles.”
Internal hemorrhoids are swollen veins inside the rectum that form in an area where there aren’t any nerve endings. When internal hemorrhoids become enlarged, the tissue may protrude out through the anus causing symptoms such as itching, bleeding, and swelling. The level of protrusion indicates the degree of severity.
External hemorrhoids often occur as bulges or lumps around the anus. Because of the sensitive nerves in this area, these abnormal vessels are often painful, especially when sitting. If an external hemorrhoid becomes thrombosed, it may even cause severe pain.
How does Premier Surgical treat Hemorrhoids?
Dr. Kaufman is one of the few surgeons in the state to offer a minimally invasive and painless, non-surgical hemorrhoid alternative. There are several effective treatments, however one of the most proven and pain free procedures for most hemorrhoid types is the CRH O’Regan System®. It take less than a minute to perform and there is almost no post procedure pain or recovery time. The CRH O’Regan System® is a hemorrhoid banding, or rubber band ligation procedure, which is a fast, effective, nonsurgical approach to hemorrhoid treatment. Unlike a hemorrhoidectomy, it doesn’t require fasting or sedation. There is also no downtime involved and significantly less costly than surgery (it’s covered by most insurance plans). Unlike home remedies designed to provide temporary relief, banding completely treats hemorrhoid symptoms in a matter of moments – and it’s a procedure that’s 99% effective.
Other hemorrhoid treatments include:
Creams and Home Remedies – Hemorrhoid creams can be good in providing temporary relief during a flare-up, however, they just temporarily alleviate discomfort like burning, itching and inflammation without getting to the root of the problem.
Hemorrhoidectomy – As mentioned, a hemorrhoidectomy is a surgical procedure to remove hemorrhoids. Typically a hemorrhoidectomy is only needed for the most severe cases. Types of surgical treatments include:
- Conventional Surgical Hemorrhoidectomy
- Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy (PPH)
- Doppler-Guided Ligation of Hemorrhoidal Arteries (THD)