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Hemorrhoids (swollen veins in the lower rectum) can be uncomfortable, even painful. Some people may have bleeding associated with their hemorrhoids. Home remedies and over-the-counter medications can ease discomfort, but in some cases, surgical intervention may be the most effective treatment option. Hemorrhoidectomies are common, and the team at Surgical Professionals has many years of experience performing these surgical procedures for our clients in the region.
To schedule a consultation for hemorrhoidectomies in Arizona, contact Surgical Professionals at 480-892-2456. Our surgeons perform this procedure at most major hospitals in Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, and Queen Creek.
Who Needs Hemorrhoidectomies?
First, it’s helpful to know how hemorrhoids develop. The rectum is the continuation of the sigmoid colon that connects to your anus. Within this section of the lower gastrointestinal tract, feces are stored before release through the anal canal. Increased pressure within the rectum, strained bowel movements, chronic diarrhea, constipation, or merely sitting for long periods of time can lead to the formation of hemorrhoids, either inside or outside the rectum.
Hemorrhoidectomies are the most effective treatment option for both internal and external hemorrhoids. Your physician may recommend a hemorrhoidectomy if it:
- Causes persistent pain
- Returns following the failure of minimally invasive procedures
Types of Hemorrhoidectomies
- There are many types of surgeries performed on the lower rectum, including:
- Closed hemorrhoidectomy
- Open hemorrhoidectomy
- Rubber band ligation
Risks of Hemorrhoidectomies
Candidates who undergo hemorrhoidectomies can depend on our team to recommend the safest, most effective solutions possible. While hemorrhoidectomies have a very low rate of complications, individuals should know and understand the potential risks before undergoing the procedure. For hemorrhoidectomies, the risks include but are not limited to:
- Anal bleeding
- Incontinence which in rare cases can be permanent
- Stricture/stenosis, which is narrowing due to excess scarring
- Fecal impaction
- Urinary retention
We strive to minimize the surgical risks associated with every procedure we perform. When necessary, we may seek to obtain medical clearance from other specialists such as cardiologists or pulmonologists to address any potential surgical risks further if you have other significant medical problems.
Please consult with your surgeon about any questions or concerns you have regarding hemorrhoidectomies.
Recovering from Hemorrhoidectomies
Immediately after the operation, you will spend a short period of time within the post-op area. This allows the anesthetic to wear off. You will be able to go home shortly after this.
The rectum is highly sensitive, and it is normally tender and painful following the procedure. For most patients, the full recovery period lasts about two weeks, but this can extend to three to six weeks. During this period, you may need to make changes to your diet. These recommendations will help make it easier to defecate and urinate while minimizing the risk of causing internal injuries, ripping stitches, etc.
We recommend that you try to ensure you are not constipated prior to having surgery. Please note that narcotic pain medications can worsen any constipation so we encourage you to keep use of these to a minimum while balancing your pain control.
Schedule Hemorrhoidectomies in Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek & Surrounding Areas
There is no need to continue suffering the pain and discomfort caused by hemorrhoids. The team at Surgical Professionals invite you to meet with us to discuss your options. Our team of general surgeons has decades of combined experience performing surgical procedures in Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, and Queen Creek. It is our pleasure to assess your condition and help you determine the best option for healing.
As always, we will tell you when we don’t believe surgery is the right option. If your condition is mild, we will often recommend non-surgical options which may be effective for you. Our patients’ best interests are first and foremost for our team. In the rare event we are unable to assist you, we will refer you to a provider who can.
We invite you to contact Surgical Professionals at 480-892-2456 to schedule a consultation for hemorrhoidectomies in Arizona.