The best treatments for hemorrhoids

Written by: Dr. Javier Valdés Hernández
Published: | Updated: 14/01/2019
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Hemorrhoidal disease is a common disorder that can significantly decrease the quality of life of patients who suffer from it .

Despite being a common condition, it is essential to make a correct diagnosis and a comprehensive assessment of the magnitude of the problem to define a correct treatment strategy, so that an assessment by a specialist in General Surgery and Proctology is presented as essential.

Among the treatment options, there are many alternatives, since it must adapt treatment to the type and degree of hemorrhoids, and it would be wrong to raise the same treatment systematically for all hemorrhoidal disease, regardless of the state presenting patients.

Surgical treatment of hemorrhoids

Within the surgical treatment options, highlights the hemorrhoidal band ligation, also called Hemorrhoid Banding generally suitable for low - grade hemorrhoids. It involves placing a rubber band at the base of the hemorrhoid to get it isquemie, ie, the blood flow of the hemorrhoid is removed, until the devitalized tissue sloughs off between three and seven days. Through this process, virtually painless hemorrhoid can be treated on an outpatient basis (in the same query), without requiring specific preparation.

Another recommended technique is hemorrhoidectomy, which involves making a removal of hemorrhoids affected. It is the classic treatment of hemorrhoidal disease and is indicated mainly in higher degree hemorrhoids, which hemorrhoidal ligation may be insufficient.

Among the latest techniques, it highlights the Doppler - guided hemorrhoidal dearterialization. Using this technique, it is located Doppler technology with the blood supply to the hemorrhoid and then sutured to exclude that blood supply. Once the suture can be completed by other suture intervention retracting the hemorrhoid inward to avoid prolapse of the same.

The main advantage of hemorrhoidal dearterialization, is that, by not performing removal of tissue, can be decreased very significantly postoperative pain, so it is presented as an ideal technique in cases where it is indicated.

In short, there are numerous alternatives in the treatment of hemorrhoidal disease, so it is essential to find the best suitable treatment for each patient.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dr. Javier Valdés Hernández

By Dr. Javier Valdés Hernández
Colon & Rectal Surgery

Dr. Valdes Hernandez is a General Surgeon with extensive experience in Coloproctology. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Seville, has training in medical centers of international excellence such as Florida Hospital, in the US or the University Hospital of Lund in Sweden, and has conducted numerous training courses on digestive surgery, coloproctology and pelvic floor surgery. Currently he is serving private patients in his office, and combines his profession with the formation of new professionals. Dr. Valdés Hernández is Professor of Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Seville, and has published more than 20 articles in scientific journals on his specialty. It also has more than 100 communications in presentations and conferences at national and international level.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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