You may have reached a point where balanced nutrition, an energetic routine and natural home remedies just do not improve your hemorrhoids any longer – if they have ever helped at all.

Hemorrhoids can be a hereditary problem. Granted, piles are an affliction which a big percentage of the population have to agree with at some point but some among us are simply much more prone to them. Unfortunately, this may signify that some of us have got to resort to hemorrhoid surgery. This article is intended to give you a quick guide to the varied hemorrhoid surgical options.

Hemorrhoid banding

This could be the very first (minor) surgical option for piles sufferers. In fact it is not always thought of as hemorrhoid surgery – you can hear of it categorized as a piles treatment – as it can be performed without anesthetic. Banding is a hemorrhoid treatment that works by cutting of the blood supply within the hemorrhoid. Using a specially made tool, the doctor will soon a rubber band closely around hemorrhoid. In 1 – 2 weeks the hemorrhoid should, in theory, drop off without any further treatment. Typically this treatment is considered to be suitable for treating 2nd or 3rd degree piles and has been reported as having an 80% successful exit.

Sclerotherapy

This procedure consist of injecting specialized chemical compounds into the hemorrhoid. The theory is that it permanently scars the vein to help reduce the flow of blood and greatly reduce the size of the hemorrhoid. The injection is made above the dentate area meaning that it is less uncomfortable.

Unfortunately, it's been documented that results may only last about one year and that it's unsuitable for more serious hemorrhoids.

Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy (or stapling)

This is often a hemorrhoid surgery option that is a slightly less severe version of a full hemorrhoidectomy. Rather than cutting out the hemorrhoid, the surgeon uses a type of “medical stapling gun” to staple the pile to the anal canal. This tugs the hemorrhoid further up inside the anus and cuts off its circulation. If your doctor proposes a complete hemorrhoidectomy it might be worth speaking to him or her about stapling – mainly due to the fact it can be considered less painful!

Hemorrhoidectomy

This is often the last resort for patients with sizeable hemorrhoids. You will be put under general (or in some cases spinal) anaesthetic and the hemorrhoid will be “tied off” to limit blood flow. The doctor will then slice through the hemorrhoid to get rid of it entirely.

But unfortunately … it is exceptionally painful. Despite the fact that it is connected under general anesthetic, the recuperation time could take between two and six weeks.

THD hemorrhoid treatment

This is a brand new hemorrhoid treatment that has some significant health benefits over all of the above. It does the job by tying off the arterial flow to the hemorrhoids and has an outstanding success rate. It is also somewhat less painful with a quick healing period – often within one day.