A hemorrhoidectomy refers to a surgical procedure used to treat hemorrhoids, which are inflamed veins near the rectum and anus.
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Hemorrhoids are a swollen cluster of veins located at the lower end of your rectum and anus. This is similar to varicose veins that occur in your legs. They are also commonly known as piles, and can develop inside the rectum or externally near the anus. The chances of developing hemorrhoids increases with age.
You will be placed under general anaesthesia, and your surgeon will perform one of the following surgeries:
Closed hemorrhoidectomy: During the procedure, your surgeon will use a scalpel or even electrocautery or lasers to remove the hemorrhoids. Following this, the wound will be stitched up.
Open hemorrhoidectomy: In this procedure, the excision of the hemorrhoids is performed similarly to what is done in the closed form. But, instead of stitching up the incision, it is left open.
Stapled hemorrhoidopexy: During this surgery, a stapling tool is used to remove the hemorrhoid, and shift and staple it back into position within the anal canal.
A closed hemorrhoidectomy has been shown to be the most effective, but is also associated with a longer recovery time. There are other non-invasive options available, so please speak to your surgeon beforehand. The recovery following your surgery, the success of the procedure and the risk of relapse will largely also depend on your lifestyle changes, especially an improvement in bowel function and gut health.
The cost of a treatment depends on a variety of factors that vary between countries. The kind of surgery you will undergo and the experience of your surgeon are to be considered. Additionally, the cost of living, exchange rate and the regulations present in the country also play a role.
Listed below are average prices for a hemorrhoidectomy in various countries.
Hemorrhoidectomy is offered in 5 countries