Laser Treatment for Piles
Laser treatment for piles is an advanced, precise way of treating piles with cutting edge technology. It is one of the most patient friendly procedures of treating an uncomfortable, yet common health problem.
Benefits of laser surgery:
- Most precise and advanced minimally invasive procedure
- 100% painless
- No cuts or stitches
- Scar free
- Minimal bleeding
- Quick recovery
- Day-care procedure
- Negligible recurrence rate
What are piles?
Piles or hemorrhoids are enlarged or swollen blood vessels in and around the lower rectum and anus. Symptoms of piles include pain, bleeding, itching, and skin irritation at the affected area.
Piles occur due to chronic constipation, straining too much during bowel movements, obesity, and smoking. Other causes are pregnancy and childbirth.
If the piles are untreated, they may cause infection, ulceration, bleeding (leading to low hemoglobin and requiring blood transfusion), and strangulation.
Piles are diagnosed based on a physical exam.
In the laser treatment, an amplified beam of light emitted from the probe seals off the small blood vessels and nerves or burn and shrink the hemorrhoids. This therapy gives the advantage of emitting precise energy to target the exact area that requires treatment without affecting the surrounding tissue.
The process takes only a few minutes and you can return home the same day. No incisions or dressing required with this procedure and you can resume normal activities from the next day after surgery.
Laser treatment is highly effective when piles are in early stages, so it is recommended to consult a doctor immediately if you notice any persistent pain or bleeding during bowel movements.
1. Who can opt for laser surgery?
People who have chronic piles and tried other forms of treatment but no improvement, suffer complications with surgery, wish to undergo painless surgery, and are at risk of prolapse or recurrence can undergo laser therapy.
2. Will the hemorrhoids return after surgery?
Hemorrhoids may return after any form of treatment. However, with laser treatment, the recurrence rate is negligible. It is also essential to change dietary habits and be compliant with the medication to reduce the chances of recurrence.
3. How can I prevent piles?
Following are some measures to prevent piles:
- Consume fiber-rich foods
- Drink enough water
- Be physically active and do moderate exercises such as yoga or walking
- Have regular bowel movements and avoid straining
- Avoid spicy foods