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What does haemorrhoidectomy surgery involve?

A haemorrhoidectomy typically takes about twenty minutes and is performed under a general anaesthetic.

There are three main types of haemorrhoidectomy:

  • Conventional haemorrhoidectomy – your surgeon will cut away your haemorrhoids.
  • Stapling – known as stapled haemorrhoidopexy. The last section of your large intestine is stapled to reduce the blood supply to your haemorrhoids so that they shrink and it reduces the likelihood of prolapse.
  • Haemorrhoidal artery ligation – using ultrasound guidance the blood vessels supplying your haemorrhoids are located and then each blood vessel is stitched closed to cut off the blood supply to your haemorrhoids so that they shrink.

Complications following a haemorrhoidectomy

Although a haemorrhoidectomy rarely causes serious problems, complications can occasionally occur. They can include: bleeding, infection, urinary retention, faecal incontinence, anal fistula (a small channel develops between your anal canal and the surface of your skin) and, stenosis (narrowing of your anal canal). The complications can be further treated.

What is the cost of a haemorrhoidectomy?

Please contact us to discuss prices for this treatment. A haemorrhoidectomy procedure may be covered by your medical insurance policy. We advise you to check directly with your insurance provider and get written confirmation before commencing treatment.

Recovering from a haemorrhoidectomy

Your recovery will vary depending upon the type of haemorrhoidectomy surgery you have.

If you have conventional haemorrhoidectomy then you may need to stay in hospital for up to three days. Your wounds may take several weeks to heal completely. You can wear pads during this time if you choose.

If you have had stapling or haemorrhoidal artery ligation, which do not involve cutting, you may be able to go home the same day and your recovery will usually be quicker.

Haemorrhoidectomy with Manchester Haemorrhoid Centre

We offer rapid access to expert care and surgeons for the treatment of haemorrhoids including haemorrhoidectomy surgery to relieve unpleasant symptoms.