Hemorrhoid Treatment Options
The doctors affiliated with The Hemorrhoid Centers specialize in the treatment of hemorrhoids using different treatment options.
Choosing the right hemorrhoid treatment depends on the severity and persistence of your condition. Our affiliated physicians will work with you to determine your ideal treatment plan.
Hemorrhoid treatment modalities include:
Home Care Remedies
Symptomatic first- and second-degree hemorrhoids may be treated with home care remedies. There are a variety of home care remedies that can alleviate symptoms such as:
- high-fiber diet
- over-the-counter medication
- topical treatments
- herbal remedies
- homeopathic treatment
Fixative treatments are minimally invasive procedures that aim to reduce the blood supply to the hemorrhoid resulting in its shrinkage and healing. These involve the use of a variety of techniques to dissolve hemorrhoidal tissue such as banding, freezing and the use of electric current, infrared, laser and chemical agents.
These methods offer a viable alternative of treatment to surgery with a number of these techniques being new and sophisticated versions of conventional fixative treatments.
- Infrared Coagulation
- Rubber Band Ligation
- CRH O'Regan System
- Doppler-guided hemorrhoidal artery ligation
- Recto Anal Repair (RAR)
- Laser Therapy
Surgical removal of hemorrhoids or hemorrhoidectomy is reserved only for severe cases of hemorrhoidal disease. In fact, only a very small fraction of hemorrhoids, less than 1%, are surgically removed.
Hemorrhoidectomy is generally recommended by surgeons for the following:
- Prolapsed or thrombosed internal hemorrhoids.
- In some cases of external hemorrhoids that are large and extremely painful.
- When hemorrhoids become a medical emergency causing severe pain, uncontrolled bleeding or rectal pus
- If other treatments have failed.
- When symptoms become extremely bothersome that it affects a patient's lifestyle.