UMass Memorial surgeons offer a number of options for you to manage severe hemorrhoids. Our surgeons carefully assess which technique is best for you, based on your specific condition, general health and individual lifestyle.
Across UMass Memorial Medical Center, our surgeons use a variety of ways to treat hemorrhoids, including:
Our colon and rectal surgeons also offer a newer technique for managing hemorrhoids called the PPH (Procedure for Prolapse and Hemorrhoids). PPH involves "stapling" tissue to reduce blood flow to the hemorrhoid so that it shrinks. While this method doesn't remove hemorrhoids, it can decrease the pain they cause.
Key advantages of the Procedure for Prolapse and Hemorrhoids (PPH)
You can experience:
- Supplementing your diet with fiber
- Banding internal hemorrhoids (office procedure)
- Traditional hemorrhoidectomy (surgery)
How this procedure works
- Less pain
- Quicker recovery
- Less need for postoperative pain medicine
- Using a special hemorrhoidal circular stapler device, the surgeon essentially "lifts up" or repositions the anal canal tissue.
- Blood flow to the internal hemorrhoids is reduced. In turn, these internal hemorrhoids typically shrink within four to six weeks after the procedure.
This is just one of the many medical advances that you can conveniently access at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA.
Other medical advances: