Blood in the stool, pain or bleeding immediately after a bowel movement are typical indications of haemorrhoids, which require surgical treatment. The surgical technique that I use, which is in line with surgical standards, is a procedure that does not cause dreaded painful mucous membrane defects.
Haemorrhoids are varicose, bulbous extensions of a venous plexus situated under the anal mucosa. Disorders or inflammations often manifest themselves as itching, pain or bleeding immediately after a bowel movement.
Many of those afflicted shy away from surgery due to the many frightening stories about the anguish and pain associated with the procedure. The reason for this is a mucous membrane defect in the sensitive area of the anus caused by nearly all conventional surgical methods. The burning pain to be expected can often lead to a suppression of bowel movements. This results in constipation and increased stretching of the sphincter muscle and afflicted area during the next bowel movement.
This is successfully prevented with the surgical technique that I use called haemorrhoidal artery ligation (HAL). It involves tying the arteries leading to the haemorrhoids. The resulting reduction of blood supply causes the haemorrhoids to shrink.
A colonoscopy should always be performed prior to the procedure in order to rule out other causes of bleeding or the development of haemorrhoids.
The procedure can be performed under sedation (a type of semi-conscious state), rather than under anaesthesia, upon request. After the painless procedure, the patient is immediately mobile and sick leave is not required.