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Haemorrhoidectomy

Haemorrhoids are also known as piles and are soft lumps just inside of the anus. They generally do not cause any pain but can easily bleed and often itch.

If they are not treated then they can stretch to the outside of the anal passage. 

Haemorrhoids develop over time and are often associated to pregnancy and constipation. 

There are often times when haemorrhoids do not require surgery and simply by drinking more fluid and eating more fibre you can treat the symptoms yourself. This is always the first process to try before visiting a specialist.

Haemorrhoids can be treated successfully in a clinic and procedures such as banding or injecting can be successful. 

If required a haemorrhoidectomy takes about twenty minutes and is usually performed under general anaesthetic. The haemorrhoids will be cut away by your consultant and  the blood vessels supplying the haemorrhoids will be closed. 

Most patients will be able to return home within two or three days, usually on the first passing of a motion. We advise for a member of family or friend to collect you from the hospital after the procedure.

Even after an operation it is important to continue to drink plenty of fluid and eat plenty of fibre so the issue does not return. The wounds may take several weeks to heal and medical pads may be worn during this time. 

This procedure will normally be covered by the medical insurance policy but patients are advised to check with the provider prior to any treatment.

If the patient is paying for their own treatment all costs will be discussed and explained prior to any treatment taking place. This will be confirmed in writing along with any surgeon fees, anaesthetist fees and hospital charges prior to admission.

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The Sefton Suite
Aintree University Hospital
Lower Lane
Liverpool
Merseyside
L9 7AL
Telephone: 0151 330 6551