A hemorrhoidectomy involves the surgical removal of
- Anal surgery
Treated with a Hemorrhoidectomy:
A hemorrhoidectomy is performed to remove
hemorrhoids, or varicose veins that form near the anus.
Non-surgical alternatives to a hemorrhoidectomy
include banding, cryotherapy, dietary changes and hemorrhoid cream.
Sclerotherapy of the veins is a surgical alternative to the procedure.
with a Hemorrhoidectomy:
A hemorrhoidectomy is performed with regional
Complications from a Hemorrhoidectomy:
Possible risks following a hemorrhoidectomy include
infection, bleeding, painful bowel movements and a negative reaction to the
anesthesia. It is also possible for the anus to become closed off.
after a Hemorrhoidectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following a
hemorrhoidectomy is very good.
from a Hemorrhoidectomy:
Total recovery from a
hemorrhoidectomy takes three to six weeks.