Laser hemorrhoid treatment

Written by cindi pearce
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The ability to use lasers to remove haemorrhoids is much welcomed by anyone who suffers from this condition. The old-fashioned way of removing haemorrhoids involved major surgery and internal and external cutting, the recovery from which was long and difficult for the patient.

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With lasers, the surgeon has pinpoint accuracy and can excise and vaporise the haemorrhoid. This technique allows for unimpaired healing, which is far more rapid than recovery from a traditional hemorrhoidectomy, accuracy and precision, according to


The patient endures far less discomfort and less medication and usually doesn't have to stay overnight in the hospital.


When using a laser for this purpose, it seals off tiny blood vessels and nerves. When the nerve endings are sealed off, this results in minimal post-surgical pain for the patient. By closing blood vessels, the surgeon is capable of operating in an environment that is bloodless and more controlled.


The Mayo Clinic advises that using a laser, infrared light or heat results in coagulation of the blood. The internal haemorrhoids then bleed, following by hardening and shrivelling. This is an effective treatment; however, it is possible that your haemorrhoids may return when this technique is used.

Minimally Invasive

The Cleveland Clinic describes the use of a laser for haemorrhoid removal as minimally invasive, noting that the laser beam is used to burn away the haemorrhoid tissue.

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