Published on Jul 21, 2016
Hemorrhoids are painful varicose veins in the anal area, which can get inflamed and cause significant pain and discomfort.
Traditional surgical treatment involves excision of the hemorrhoids that can be very painful with a long recovery time. Using radiofrequency and electrocautery, we are able to treat a large number of hemorrhoids, under local anesthesia, as an out-patient procedure.
An office evaluation of the anal area is necessary to qualify for this treatment and rule out other causes of pain and discomfort such as anal fissures, tumors, infection, abscess, polyps or cancer. Once hemorrhoids are identified, in most cases local treatment involving emollients and steroids are sufficient to relieve the pain. However, if the hemorrhoids are recurrent, treatment using these outpatient techniques are employed.