While most hemorrhoids resolve on their own, some cases require surgery. The highly skilled surgeons at Sierra Pacific Surgical in Roseville, Folsom, and Carmichael, California, offer in-office and more formal complex operating room procedures to treat hemorrhoids. To learn more about hemorrhoids and whether surgery is the right choice for you, call or schedule an appointment online today. Telehealth consultations are available.
Hemorrhoids are swollen veins that develop in the anus or lower rectum. Hemorrhoids are common and may cause discomfort or rectal bleeding.
Most hemorrhoids resolve on their own with changes in diet and bathroom habits. However, some people benefit from surgical intervention for their hemorrhoids.
Sierra Pacific Surgical is a state-of-the-art surgery practice that offers in-office and operating room procedures for hemorrhoids.
The team at Sierra Pacific Surgical determines who needs surgery for hemorrhoids after a consultation. They may consider you a candidate for hemorrhoid surgery if:
If you tried and failed to get rid of your hemorrhoids with lifestyle changes and medical interventions, then it’s time to talk to the team at Sierra Pacific Surgical about your other options.
Sierra Pacific Surgical offers many treatment options for hemorrhoids. Some of the procedures and surgeries they perform include:
Rubber band ligation, also called banding, is an in-office hemorrhoid procedure. For this treatment, your surgeon at Sierra Pacific Surgical inserts a small rubber band around the base of the hemorrhoid, cutting off its blood supply. The hemorrhoid clots and falls off.
Rubber band ligation is fairly painless and done without anesthesia.
For patients with prolapsed (protruding through the anus) internal hemorrhoids, the team performs hemorrhoidopexy, also called hemorrhoid stapling. They perform this procedure at a surgical center. For the hemorrhoidopexy, your surgeon staples the protruding vein back in place.
The staple also cuts off blood supply, so the hemorrhoid shrinks and disappears.
If you have large hemorrhoids that fail to respond to nonsurgical interventions, the team may perform a hemorrhoidectomy, surgically removing the hemorrhoid with a scalpel. They perform this procedure at the surgery center.
They give you general anesthesia for the surgical center procedures to minimize discomfort. Recovery from hemorrhoid surgery takes about 1-2 weeks. The team gives you specific at-home care instructions to ensure a speedy recovery.
Are your hemorrhoids causing more pain despite all of your efforts to get rid of them? Call Sierra Pacific Surgical or schedule a surgical consultation online today.