Things You Need to Know About Piles Surgery

Piles, also known as hemorrhoids, are swollen and inflamed blood vessels in the anal canal and rectum. They are a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. While not life-threatening, piles can cause significant discomfort and bleeding, impacting quality of life.

Surgical Intervention for Persistent Piles

According to a study published in the National Institutes of Health, around 50% of adults over the age of 50 will experience piles at some point in their lives. Thankfully, most cases can be managed with conservative measures like dietary changes, fiber supplements, and topical medications. However, for persistent or severe cases, General Surgery might be recommended.

Types of General Surgery for Piles

Supreme Hospital’s skilled general surgeons offer a variety of minimally invasive and traditional surgical procedures to address piles, depending on the severity and location:

  • Rubber Band Ligation

A simple and effective outpatient procedure for internal hemorrhoids. A small rubber band is placed at the base of the hemorrhoid, cutting off blood flow and causing it to shrink and eventually fall off.

  • Infrared Coagulation

Another outpatient procedure using a focused beam of light to generate heat, causing the hemorrhoid tissue to harden and shrink.

  • Hemorrhoidectomy

This surgical removal of external or internal hemorrhoids might be necessary for severe cases. It can be performed with various techniques, including laser or stapling, to minimize bleeding and discomfort.

5 Crucial Things to Know Before Piles Surgery

  1. Pre-operative Consultation

Discussing your medical history, current medications, and lifestyle habits with your general surgeon at Supreme Hospital is essential. This helps them tailor the surgery to your specific needs and assess any potential risks.

  1. Bowel Preparation

You may need to follow a special diet and take laxatives to cleanse your bowels before surgery for better visualization and easier procedure execution.

  1. Pain Management 

While minimally invasive procedures offer faster recovery, some discomfort is to be expected. Supreme Hospital provides effective pain management strategies to ensure your comfort post-surgery.

  1. Post-operative Care

Following your surgeon’s instructions for wound care, diet, and activity restrictions is crucial for a smooth recovery and reduced risk of complications.

  1. Realistic Recovery Expectations

Recovery times vary depending on the type of surgery performed. While minimally invasive procedures can allow for a return to normal activities within a few days, traditional hemorrhoidectomy might require a week or two of recovery.

General Surgery at Supreme Hospital can provide a definitive solution to your piles, allowing you to resume your daily activities free from discomfort. Remember, early consultation with a qualified surgeon is key to exploring treatment options and making an informed decision about your well-being.

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