If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in the lower part of your rectum or anus, hemorrhoids may be the culprit. Hemorrhoids are swollen or bulging veins that cause pain, discomfort, or bleeding. Often, hemorrhoids can be treated with modifications to your diet or lifestyle, or they may even heal on their own; however, some hemorrhoids may require surgery. A hemorrhoidectomy is a surgery to treat hemorrhoids when less invasive treatments are unsuccessful. Dr. Donald Balder offers hemorrhoidectomy surgery for Gulf Coast region patients looking for relief from the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids. To learn how this treatment can help you find the reprieve you deserve, contact Mississippi Institute of Weight Loss & Gulf Coast Aesthetics today to request a consultation.
A hemorrhoidectomy may be performed for larger or more complex hemorrhoids that do not respond to nonsurgical options. You will be given instructions on how to best prepare for the procedure. It is essential to follow all instructions given to you by Dr. Balder and his team. When you arrive for your procedure, you will be given sedation medication to ensure your comfort. The anus will be opened, and the hemorrhoids will be removed surgically using a variety of surgical instruments. After the hemorrhoids have been removed, the wounds may be sealed or left open, depending on what will be best for your individual recovery needs. You will need to plan to have someone drive you home following the surgery.