Are hemorrhoids making you feel uncomfortable and feeling of incomplete emptying of your bowel?
Now there is an alternative to the traditional messy, bloody and painful surgery for internal hemorrhoids Called Hemorrhoid Embolization. Hemorrhoid Embolization is a same day, outpatient procedure. This is performed by Interventional Radiologist.
Causes of Hemorrhoids:
Hemorrhoids are very common and occur in approximately 50% of people during their life with a peak incidence at the age of 45 – 65 years. They are caused by repeated increase pressure in the rectum by chronic constipation, sitting for long periods, straining, family history of hemorrhoids, and excessive exercise.
What is Hemorrhoid Embolization:
Hemorrhoid embolization is a same day, outpatient treatment option for internal hemorrhoids that offers long-lasting relief from rectal bleeding. Hemorrhoids form when abnormal connections are made between arteries and veins in the rectum. Embolization works by blocking these abnormal blood vessel connections, which eliminates the bleeding, pain and fullness in the rectum.
Hemorrhoid embolization is performed by placing a small catheter through a small artery access in the groin and the blood vessels that supply the rectum using x-ray guidance. Once positioned, tiny coils are slowly released that block the blood supply to the hemorrhoids and stop the bleeding.
Why choose Hemorrhoid embolization over traditional surgery:
- It is outpatient, same day procedure without the hospital or operating room visit.
- No Instruments are placed in the rectum eliminating rectal trauma.
- Patients have no to very little pain
- It is extremely safe
- Patients go home in about an hour after the procedure and return to normal activity the next day.
Recently published data shows that hemorrhoid embolization is very successful in reducing bleeding in over 90% of patients. Patients also experience improvement in quality of life and reduction in pain and fullness in the rectum.
Schedule a consultation today to see if you are a candidate Hemorrhoid embolization.