(Last Updated On: May 27, 2021)
Piles Laser Treatment – No Cut and No Operation
Piles Laser Treatment is the permanent cure for piles. In this treatment, laser energy is used to shrink the size of hemorrhoids. Laser treatment is painless surgery in which laser energy is used to cut or shrink hemorrhoids instead of surgically cutting or removing them.
Open surgery for piles involves the use of a scalpel which is very painful for the patient. The patient remains in pain for several days after the surgery.
The laser energy is used to dissolve hemorrhoids. There are no chances of rec=occurance of this disease once the patient has been treated by laser surgery.
What are piles?
Inflammation or swelling of veins, blood vessels, tissues, etc around the rectum and anal region is called hemorrhoids or piles. Piles are pretty common in pregnancy. Due to the weight of a child in the womb, a lot of strain and pressure is exerted on the rectum and anal region.
This leads to swollen veins. Piles are also common among people who have an office or sitting jobs. This puts pressure on the rectum region for a long and continuous period. Eating unhealthy, oily, spicy food, not eating a fiber-rich diet, and keeping the body dehydrated by drinking less water leads to the formation of hard stool and contributes to the formation of piles.
The patient can feel a hard, painful lump in the anus in the later stages of piles. Because of this, the anal area becomes very sensitive and is itchy, irritated, and may have redness or swelling. There can also be a risk of infections around the anal area.
The patient can even have blood in the stool in adverse stages of the disease. There is pain at the time of bowel movements. There may also be slight or more mucus discharge during bowel movements.
Symptoms of piles
- Symptoms of piles may include.
- Itching around your anus.
- Pain or discomfort inside or outside the anus.
- Bleeding during bowel movements you may see small amounts of red blood on your toilet.
There are 3 types of piles
- Piles Symptoms usually depend on the location.
When to consult a doctor
The most common sign of piles is bleeding during bowel movements. your doctor will do the physical test and conduct medical tests too to confirm piles to check what kind of treatment is needed.
if you are suffering from pain near the anus or bleeding during a bowel movement. even after home remedies and a better diet do not work you should consult the doctor asap.
Stages of piles
Grade 1 of piles- This stage of piles is not complicated in general and can be cured with precautions and medications if treated in time. In this stage, the muscles and veins in the inner lining of the anus get inflamed. There are no visible symptoms of this disease.
Grade 2 of piles- The size of the hemorrhoid increases in this stage. The patient can have inconvenience in passing stool. Hemorrhoid comes out from the anus while passing stool and go back inside soon after the bowel movements.
Grade 3 of piles- This is the prolapsed stage of piles. Hemorrhoid comes out from the rectum and needs to be pushed back with fingers. This hard lump hanging out from the anus can cause pain while sitting or walking.
Grade 4 of piles- hemorrhoid remains hanging out from the anus permanently. It cannot be pushed back inside the anus. In this stage, the size of hemorrhoids increases to such an extent that they cannot be pushed back. It needs to be immediately removed surgically.
What to expect from the laser treatment for Piles?
Before the treatment- After the diagnosis of the disease and finalizing the date for the surgery, the doctor would explain the whole procedure of the laser treatment to the patient and his family. The doctor would also suggest some dos and don’ts before the pile’s surgery and a set of precautions after the surgery.
The doctor would also suggest some tests to be done on the day of the surgery. Tests such as blood tests, diabetes tests, etc are suggested to be done before the surgery to make sure the patient is healthy and normal. These tests are not mandatory. Elderly patients and sick patients are suggested for such tests.
On the day of the surgery
All arrangements are made at the hospital before the patient arrives. As soon as the patient comes, without wasting time, he is taken to change into the hospital cap and gown and prepare for the surgery.
If recommended by the doctor, certain tests are to be done before the surgery to make sure the patient is healthy. The patient is then taken to the Operation theater and given local anesthesia.
The surgery is approximately 30-40 minutes long. All precautions are taken to make sure the surgery goes smoothly and the patient remains comfortable and healthy.
After the surgery
The patient is moved to the normal room in the hospital after the surgery. The doctor visits once the patient is cleaned up and has changed. The doctor checks the vitals and health of the patient and asks how he is feeling.
The patient is free to go home after resting for 3-4 hours in the hospital. There are no follow-ups required. But if the patient feels the need to or faces problems or complications after the surgery, he or she should contact the doctor and get an appointment.
Hemorrhoid (piles) laser surgery recovery time and benefits
Laser treatment for piles is a non-invasive and safe procedure. It is a daycare procedure, that is, the patient can go back home the same day after the treatment. Unlike open surgery, this treatment procedure is pain-free.
There are no cuts or stitches required. The patient loses no blood during the treatment. The patient has no hassle of bandages or wounds. There are no side effects of this treatment.
The patient recovers quickly and can resume a normal lifestyle and eating habits the next day after the treatment.
Get rid of Piles permanently with advanced laser treatment with a pain-free procedure.