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Stapler Haemorrhoidectomy: Treatments

What is haemorrhoidectomy?

It is a surgery to remove haemorrhoids (Piles). You will be given general anaesthesia or spinal anaesthesia so that you will not feel pain.

What is the stapled haemorrhoidectomy procedure?

Stapled hemorrhoidectomy, also known as stapled hemorrhoidopexy, is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of abnormally enlarged hemorrhoidal tissue, followed by the repositioning of the remaining hemorrhoidal tissue back to its normal anatomic position. Severe cases of hemorrhoidal prolapse will normally require surgery. Newer surgical procedures include stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR) and procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids (PPH).

Why is it done?

It is appropriate when you have:

Very large internal haemorrhoids (Piles)
Internal haemorrhoids that still cause symptoms after nonsurgical treatment
Bleeding during or after the defecation
Large external haemorrhoids that cause significant discomfort and make it difficult to keep the anal area clean
Both internal and external haemorrhoids

How long does the procedure take?

Stapled haemorrhoidectomy employs a unique circular stapler which reduces the degree of prolapse by excising a circumferential strip of mucosa from the proximal anal canal. This has the effect of pulling the haemorrhoidal cushions back up into their normal anatomical position. Usually the patient will be under general anaesthetic, but only for around 30 minutes.

How long does it take to recover from Piles operation?

Due to the low level of post-operative pain and reduced analgesic use, patients will usually be discharged either the same day or on the day following surgery. Most patients can resume normal activities after a few days when they should be fit for work. The first bowel motion is usually on day two and should not cause any great discomfort. Staples may be passed from time to time during defecation. This is normal and should not be a cause for concern.

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