Laser Hemorrhoidoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat hemorrhoids. LHP uses a laser to coagulate the Hemorrhoidal Blood Flow.
Hemorrhoids are large, protruding veins in and around the lower rectum and anus which keep the anus closed to hold in gas and liquid stool contained within the intestine. When working properly, hemorrhoids act as little cushions or pads to provide a good, tight seal. However, when they deviate from their normal size, they become uncomfortable, itchy, or bleed.
Types of Hemorrhoids
Depending on the degree of the prolapse, hemorrhoids (internal) can be classified from grade 1 to grade 4, with grade 4 denoting that the prolapses may worsen and require physical reduction.
Ideal Candidate for LHP
An individual may be a candidate for LHP if he or she:
Causes of Hemorrhoids
Procedure for Laser Hemorrhoidoplasty
During the procedure which is performed under general anesthesia, the coloproctologist or colorectal surgeon will begin by inserting the laser probe into the hemorrhoids. The laser beam’s strong heat causes the blood vessels to be cauterized and seal off, which causes hemorrhoids to simply shrink while lowering the danger of significant bleeding both during and after the surgery.
Laser hemorrhoidalplasty is a precise operation and thus will leave no effect on the anal sphincter or the surrounding tissues.
Benefits of Hemorrhoidalplasty
Benefits of laser hemorrhoidaplasty include:
How to Prevent the Risk of Hemorrhoids
The occurrence of hemorrhoids can be prevented through: