Learn everything about Piles or Haemorrhoids
Piles (haemorrhoids) are swellings that develop inside and around the back passage (anal canal). There is a network of small veins (blood vessels) within the lining of the anal canal. These veins sometimes become wider and engorged with more blood than usual. The engorged veins and the overlying tissue may then form one or more swellings (piles), often caused by years of chronic constipation.
Different Types of Piles
The three different types of haemorrhoids.
- Internal haemorrhoids are found inside the rectum, the most distal segment of the large intestine. They are painless and no bleeding occurs.
- Prolapsed haemorrhoids are the most severe and painful form of internal haemorrhoids. These veins push through the anus and hang out of the body, particularly after going to the toilet.
- External haemorrhoids are like small bleeds under the skin around the anus and feel like hard lumps.
Treatment For Piles
- Medication and home remedies
- Traditional home surgery
- Most advanced laser piles treatment
Surgery is needed when the haemorrhoid is very large or if the person has both external and internal haemorrhoids. Laser haemorrhoid surgery is one of the most commonly used treatments in severe cases.
Benefits of Laser Surgery
Less Painful & Safer
This is one of the least painful surgical treatments for piles. Laser surgery does not produce sparks, steam, or smoke, thus making it a safe procedure.
Less bleeding is another great advantage of piles laser surgery because it does not involve much bleeding. Laser haemorrhoid surgery helps in minimizing the amount of blood flow by blocking the blood vessels and tissues. The surgery does not affect the tissues around the haemorrhoid in any way. The advantage of minimal bleeding makes laser treatment a good option to cure piles.
Another pro of laser treatment for piles is that the duration of laser surgical treatment is very less. In most cases, the surgery takes about 45 minutes to complete. Alternative methods might take a few days to a few weeks to completely heal. This makes laser surgery a better choice. The procedure used by the laser surgeon for the healing process can differ from person to person and from case to case.
Doubtlessly, staying in the hospital for too long is not an enjoyable experience. A patient who goes through laser haemorrhoid surgery need not have to stay in the hospital for the whole day. In many cases, the patient is discharged within an hour of the completion of surgery. This minimizes the cost of staying overnight at the hospital.
The use of laser surgery to treat piles has other benefits. Patients can proceed with their regular routine with a minimum of two days’ rest. Though a patient is allowed to go home within an hour after surgery, resting for a short time is required for complete healing of the surgery. However, the duration required for the healing process is way far lesser. One is free to get back to his/her normal routine by just resting for a couple of days.
The procedure for laser surgery is way easier than conducting regular surgery. This is because the surgeon has much more control over the procedure. The amount of effort that the surgeon needs to put into laser haemorrhoid surgery is a lot lesser. When a load of a surgeon is made easier, the results are always better.
Cons Of Laser Surgery
The machines required to perform laser surgery are quite expensive. This makes it difficult for many clinics and hospitals to install it. Due to this, finding the appropriate clinic becomes tough and makes the process expensive.
May cause fire
On rare occasions, laser surgical equipment has caught fire while performing laser haemorrhoids surgery. Usually, this does not happen. However, it could occur because of a manufacturing defect, or in case the equipment is not maintained properly or operated safely. It is natural to damage the equipment if people don’t know how to use it cautiously. It is very important to ensure that the surgeon who will be performing the surgery has great experience in laser treatments.
Needs more precautionary measures
For safety reasons, surgeons are required to wear special glasses in order to protect themselves from the radiation emitted by this machine. If they do not, they may suffer health problems.
Why Do People Choose Laser Treatment Over Open Surgical Treatment?
With the help of a laser, the surgeon pinpoints the exact tissue that needs to be treated. The surrounding tissues are left undisturbed, no harm is done to the nearby tissues. Laser surgery is preferable because it involves no bleeding so the patient recovers quickly.
Why Should People Choose Yashoda Hospital?
Yashoda Super Speciality Hospital is located in Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad is the best hospital in Delhi NCR. It provides advanced care for patients and continuously makes an effort to treat its patients with respect and empathy. It has upgraded technology and facilities to meet the various needs of patients. The institution has constant support from well-qualified and professional Consultants, Nurses, Technicians, and Administrative and support staff. The hospital has its own fleet of ambulances including ICU ambulances for critical patients. The institution has advanced diagnostic facilities including MRI, CT Scan, Ultrasonography, BMD, Mammography, OPG, Routine Radiology, ECG, EEG, NCV & EMG, TMT, ECHO, Colour Doppler, Holter Monitoring, PFT, Diagnostic Endoscopy. Fully automated pathology, Microbiology, Cytology & Histopathology. The institution has a fully functional Blood Bank and Component preparation services. Yashoda Super Specialty Hospital has designed comprehensive preventive healthcare packages covering the varied requirements of all age groups. The health check-up packages are flexible enough to accommodate specific requirements and can be tailor-made to suit particular organizations also. It also provides pre-employment health checks at affordable costs. So, book an appointment at Yashoda Hospital, and get the best treatment for piles.
Dr. Ashish Gautam (HOD, GI, Bariatric, Minimal Access & General Surgery)
Dr. Ashish Gautam is a very renowned and highly experienced bariatric, gastrointestinal, and trauma surgeon. He is one of the best laparoscopic surgeon in delhi. After completing his surgical training from S.N. Medical College, Maulana Azad Medical College, Lok Nayak Hospital, and Sushruta Trauma Centre, he pursued his fellowship in minimal access and bariatric surgery. He possesses the enormous experience, having performed more than 20,000 laparoscopic procedures including advanced laparoscopic procedures like lap colorectal, lap bariatric, laparoscopic common bile duct surgeries, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgeries.