Realistic Assessment Of Piles Surgery
To help to make an informed choice, there are a few things you should know about various pile surgical procedures.
First there are the particular non-invasive procedures such as latex banding or even coagulation treatment. Latex banding involves placing a tight latex band around the pile, causing the pile to be able to shrivel up and fall off. This is a relatively safe process, but it can take up to a week to complete the process, during which time this could get quite intensive. Latex banding can only be used on piles of a certain size, because it is not suitable for piles that are too small to get a good lock on neither for piles too large to get the latex group around.
- Another non-invasive procedure is cauterization therapy, which can be performed by laser, medicine, or freezing.
- In this instance, the effect of the procedure is to cut off blood flow into the pile at the source.
- All of these therapies are potentially really painful, but carry less chance of long term damage than full incisive surgery.
Coagulation therapy, which also brings about the complete stoppage of blood to the pile, can be an alternative. This is less effective than most, but also carries less risk as well as potential trauma, so it is frequently used for the elderly or perhaps for those who might not recover well.
- The first wide spread surgical procedure involves stapling the piles back up into the anal canal while excising just as much pile tissue as possible.
- This action carries much less risk of trauma and permanent damage than hemorrhoidectomy, but has a higher recurrence rate.
- People who take this method are about 3% more likely to experience a return of their piles.
- In addition, the surgeon needs to be specifically trained in this procedure for optimal results.
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- Hemorrhoidal arterial ligation is another alternative to full hemorrhoidectomy.
- In this process, the doctor finds the blood vessels feeding the artery, and closes it right above those vessels' entry into the pile.
- It is also a smaller amount traumatic than a full hemorrhoidectomy, and boasts a 93% success rate in stopping piles from returning.
Then there is hemorrhoidectomy, which involves the total removal of the pile and surrounding tissue by either a scalpel or laser.
Neither has been confirmed in clinical studies to work a lot better than the other, and while laser surgery might reduce the chance of scalpel-borne infection, it can also cause deep tissue burns if the surgeon isn't enough skilled. A hemorrhoidectomy does carry the biggest chance of permanent pile removing. However, it also carries the highest chance of extremely bad side effects such as long term urinary incontinence and permanent nerve damage. These side effects are fortunately extremely rare, but you should be aware of them. In addition, hemorrhoidectomy has the longest recovery time and usually a long period of pain and inflammation.
- Knowing the risks is an important part of deciding whether surgery is right for you.
- Only you, together with your physician's assistance, can decide on the pile surgery right for you.
Donald writes informatively about piles, and knows much about piles surgery and non-surgical piles treatments.