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PREPARING FOR A HEMORRHOIDECTOMY

Hemorrhoidectomy is the surgical removal of hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the lower rectum and anus. The anus is the opening where bowel movements pass out of your body. The rectum is the end of the intestines just inside the anus. Hemorrhoids often cause pain, bleeding, and itching.

STEPS TO BOOKING:

  1. Obtain a referral form from your physician

  2. Book an appointment with our office

  3. If you are using insurance (Present insurance card)

MEET THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST

  • Consultation booking

  • Laboratory and Imaging test completed

  • Preoperative questionnaire

   

THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE:

  • Fast 12 hours prior to procedure

  • 24 hour bowel preparation (Liquid diet)

  • Remember to leave all valuables at home (jewelry, money etc.)

  • Refrain from smoking and use of alcoholic beverages

  • Shower the morning of the procedure 

SURGERY TIMELINE:

  • Patient assessment about 45 minutes after check in

  • Anesthesia takes about 15 minute

  • Surgery takes 35 minutes

  • Recovery requires 45 minutes to 1 hour

  • Upon clearance by the doctor the patient is released

RESULTS TIMELINE:

  • Any tissue or specimen may be sent to pathology for evaluation and you will be responsible for submission to the lab (If necessary)

  • Post operative guidelines given

  • Follow-up care

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BENEFITS: 

  • Reduced pain due to anal spasm and relief from painful symptoms associated with hemorrhoids.

POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS & RISK:

  • Infection 

  • Bleeding 

  • Trouble with urination

  • May have scar tissue that makes the opening of the anus smaller which makes it harder to pass bowel movements 

  • Any hemorrhoids that were not removed my become irritated

  • Although the risks and complications may occur only very rarely they do sometimes occur and cannot be predicted or prevented by the physician