Introduction | FAQ
Can the procedure be done in the doctor’s office?
Yes, most hemorrhoidectomies can be performed in the comfort of the office under local anesthesia. We perform less invasive surgeries using a radio frequency equipment.
How long is the procedure?
About 20 minutes.
Does it hurt?
Pain is typically experienced, and patients should alternate warm sitz baths with ice packs to reduce discomfort. Antibiotics may be prescribed as a precautionary measure against infection.
The worst side effect is usually pain and some difficulty with urination. Rarely does the anal passage narrow after a hemorrhoidectomy, making it more difficult to pass stool. Significant bleeding can also occur from the incision site. If any of these effects occur, call your doctor.
How should I prepare for the procedure?
You will be given the pre-op bowel prep instructions.
Will hemorrhoids come back?
Recurring hemorrhoids in different locations may occur, although rarely. If this happens, infra-red coagulation, rubber band ligation or repeat hemorrhoidectomy in the next few years may be necessary. Also, a sensible diet, moderate exercise, and proper bowel habits are helpful.