Laser Surgical Removal Of Hemorrhoids Enlarged HemorrhoidsTreatment
Hemorrhoids (Latin: varices haemorrhoidales), also known as piles,
are small anatomical structures located inside the anus. About one
third of adults suffer from them. They occur most often in pregnant
women, caused by pressure exerted by the fetus increasing blood
pressure in the hemorrhoids. The disease also affects people
leading a sedentary lifestyle (very common in professional drivers)
and people who are over 50 years old. The task of hemorrhoids is to
maintain rectum tightness, but they become enlarged causing much
pain and discomfort. The main factors contributing to the
development of hemorrhoids include: pregnancy (particularly
spontaneous labor), obesity, unhealthy eating, constipation,
excessive alcohol and coffee consumption, and activities that
increase intra-abdominal pressure, which include lifting heavy
Hemorrhoid laser ablation is performed using a Diode laser. A thin
laser fiber is introduced into the hemorrhoids under local
anesthesia and an emission of laser energy coagulates the
hemorrhoid from the inside. After some time the hemorrhoids will
disappear. This minimally invasive surgery approach is an
outpatient technique with minimal pain and downtime.
980-nm diode laser-pulsed shot causes shrinkage of tissue. The
depth of shrinkage can be regulated by the power and duration of the laser beam. Through a 1000-micron conic fiber, five
laser shots generated at a power of 13 W with duration of 1.2 s
each and a pause of 0.6 s caused shrinkage of tissues to the depth
of approximately 5 mm. Terminal branches of the superior
hemorrhoidal artery in the anal canal, if precisely identified
through a Doppler signal, can be closed with the use of this laser.
Application Of Laser In Proctology:
- Pilonidal Sinus /Cyst
What are the advantages of Berylas 15watts 980nm lasers?
Dimed laser offer a lot of advantages when used in the treatment of
1.Average operative time is less than conventional surgical
2.Intraoperative as well as postoperative bleeding is significantly
3.Postoperative pain is considerably less.
4.Good and rapid healing of operated area with minimal
5.Quicker recovery and early return to normal lifestyle.
6.Many procedures can be done under local or regional anaesthetia.
7.Complication rate is much less.
Other colorectal pathologies like, fistula-in-ano, polyps,
condylomatosis, haemangiomas, recurrent or advanced carcinomas can
be very effectively treated by lasers simultaneously or separately.
Advantages Of Laser Treatment For Piles And Fistula Over
Conventional Surgical Methods:
|Main Feature||Laser||Surgical Procedure|
|Patient Hospital Stay||24 Hours||3-7 Days|
|Recovery Time||3 Days||7 Days|