Preparing for a Hemorrhoidectomy – Things to know

Preparing for Hemorhoidectomy - things to know

Haemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels that develop inside and around the rectum and the anus. Doctors can treat small haemorrhoids with medication, but they may need surgery for larger haemorrhoids. This is called a Haemorrhoidectomy.

Haemorrhoidectomy is a surgical operation that helps remove severe haemorrhoids. In a haemorrhoidectomy there is a removal of haemorrhoids that are extensive and severe. Surgical haemorrhoidectomy is a very common treatment for haemorrhoids.

The following conditions are indications that a haemorrhoidectomy is necessary for you

  • If there is no improvement after medications, lifestyle modifications and other non-surgical treatments.
  • Haemorrhoids that have excessive bleeding.
  • If you have a recurrent haemorrhoid or a clot in a haemorrhoid that does not respond to medications.
  • Haemorrhoids that bulge out.

How to Prepare for a Haemorrhoidectomy?

A haemorrhoidectomy typically takes only one day to complete. Before the procedure begins, the patient will begiven instructions that they need to strictly follow:

  • You must not eat any food on the night before the surgery.
  • You must remove all of your makeup and jewellery before the surgery.
  • The patient may have to take a mild laxative on the night prior to the surgery.
  • Talk to the doctor about any medication that you are currently taking for diabetes, blood pressure, heart conditions etc. because you may need to stop the medication for a few days before surgery.
  • When you arrive at the hospital for your surgery, you should wear loose, comfortable and elastic clothes.

Considering Hemorrhoidectomy: What You Need to Know 

Delving into the realm of haemorrhoidectomy requires careful consideration of both benefits and potential risks. Opting for this approach can yield lasting effects, preventing the recurrence of haemorrhoids. It stands out as a particularly effective solution for addressing external haemorrhoids.

However, it's crucial to acknowledge the potential challenges:

  • Uncomfortable Recovery: Brace yourself for a recovery period that may be uncomfortable and demanding.
  • Long-term Complications: Understand that, like any surgical procedure, there might be long-term complications that necessitate careful post-operative management.

Before making a decision, weigh these aspects thoughtfully. Being well-informed about both the advantages and risks of haemorrhoidectomy is paramount. If you decide to proceed, ensure that you entrust your care to the best piles hospital. At Chennai Laser Gastro, we take pride in being the premier haemorrhoids hospital in Chennai, providing expert care for your well-being. Make an informed choice, backed by the expertise of our dedicated medical professionals.

Dr. Karthik Gunasekaran