If larger external hemorrhoids or internal hemorrhoids protrude from the anus (prolapse), surgical removal (hemorrhoidectomy) may be the suggested treatment option. Removal surgery is usually closed in that the incision is sealed after removal. However, the wound may be left open if there is a high risk of infection. This is widely considered to be the most effective treatment for hemorrhoids since recurrence rates are low with complete removal.
An alternative to complete surgical removal of a hemorrhoid is a newer option known as a Hemorrhoidopexy. Also referred to as "stapling," hemorrhoidopexy can also be done with internal rectal veins that have prolapsed. During the procedure, a hemorrhoid surgeon in Orange County puts the affected tissue back in place with surgical staple device. Doing so cuts off the blood supply to the irritated tissue so that it's eventually absorbed by the body.
After being treated by a hemorrhoid surgeon in Orange County with any of the procedures discussed here, you'll likely experience temporary discomfort until the surgical site heals. Painkillers may be prescribed to improve comfort. Stool softeners can also minimize straining with bowel movements during the recovery period. Depending on the procedure performed, it may take a week or two to fully recover after treatment. Getting regular exercise, losing weight, and avoid heavy lifting or strenuous abdominal exercises may reduce the risk of recurrence.