The Manchester Haemorrhoid Centre offers a wide range of surgical treatment options that can be used to treat haemorrhoids, which all usually involve either removing the haemorrhoids or reducing their blood supply, causing them to shrink.
The Rafaelo® Procedure
The RAdio Frequency treatment of hAEmorrhoids under LOcal anaesthetic (Rafaelo® Procedure) is a new alternative to surgery because it’s minimally invasive, has low risk of pain and it allows patients to leave as soon as the procedure is finished. By using radio frequency ablation technology, the consultant colorectal surgeon will be able to reduce the size of the haemorrhoid and eliminate the symptoms.
You won’t need a general anaesthetic, and can return to your normal daily activities immediately after treatment, rather than needing several weeks to recover. You’ll be virtually pain free after the procedure and your symptoms should improve almost immediately.
If you have haemorrhoids which are between grades 1, 2 or 3, Rafaelo could be the treatment for you. Some grade 4 haemorrhoids may be reduced, but it’s unlikely that they will not reach a complete resolution, which often will require surgery.
The HALO Procedure
The The Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation Operation (HALO) is designed to eradicate piles without the need for cutting or a general anaesthetic.
It uses a miniature Doppler ultrasound device to locate all the arteries supplying the haemorrhoids as they come down from the rectum under the lining of the bowel. The device also has a small window which allows a stitch to be placed around the artery thus cutting off the blood supply to the pile. During the course of the procedure all the arteries supplying the piles are located (up to six) and tied off. Over the next few days and weeks the pile shrinks away and the symptoms resolve.
Other Treatment Options
The Manchester Haemorrhoid Centre also offers other traditional surgical treatment options for Haemorrhoids. These include banding, Botox Injection Therapy, Sphincterotomy, Stapled Haemorrhoidectomy, Open Haemorrhoidectomy, and ilonidal Sinus Surgery.