Book Review - Case Reports in Surgery and Invasive Procedures (2023) Volume 7, Issue 3
Laser hemorrhoidectomy: A less invasive option
Hourigan Yavuz *
Department of General Surgery, Zagazig University, El-Korneesh, Egypt
- *Corresponding Author:
- Hourigan Yavuz
Department of General Surgery
Received: 01-May-2023, Manuscript No. AACRSIP-23-97910; Editor assigned: 04-May-2023, PreQC No. AACRSIP-23-97910(PQ); Reviewed: 18-May-2023, QC No. AACRSIP-23-97910; Revised: 22-May-2023, Manuscript No. AACRSIP-23-97910(R); Published: 29-Mar-2023, DOI: 10.35841/aamor-7.3.148
Citation: Yavuz H. Laser hemorrhoidectomy: A less invasive option. Case Rep Surg Invasive Proced. 2023;7(3):148
Laser hemorrhoidectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses a laser beam to remove hemorrhoids. The laser beam is directed at the hemorrhoids, causing them to shrink and eventually disappear. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia and does not require an overnight hospital stay.
Less invasive: Laser hemorrhoidectomy is a less invasive procedure than traditional hemorrhoidectomy, which involves making incisions in the rectal area. The laser beam used in laser hemorrhoidectomy is directed at the hemorrhoids from outside the body, reducing the risk of complications such as bleeding and infection .
Shorter recovery time: The recovery time after laser hemorrhoidectomy is typically shorter than traditional hemorrhoidectomy. Most patients can return to normal activities within a week after the procedure.
Minimal pain: Laser hemorrhoidectomy causes minimal pain compared to traditional hemorrhoidectomy. The laser beam seals the nerve endings as it removes the hemorrhoids, reducing the risk of pain and discomfort during the recovery period .
Reduced scarring: Laser hemorrhoidectomy causes minimal scarring compared to traditional hemorrhoidectomy. The laser beam used in laser hemorrhoidectomy cauterizes the blood vessels, reducing the risk of bleeding and scarring.
While laser hemorrhoidectomy has several benefits, there are also some drawbacks to consider:
Limited effectiveness: Laser hemorrhoidectomy may not be effective for all types of hemorrhoids. The procedure is most effective for small to medium-sized hemorrhoids and may not be suitable for large or advanced cases .
Cost: Laser hemorrhoidectomy may be more expensive than traditional hemorrhoidectomy due to the cost of the laser equipment and specialized training required to perform the procedure.
Availability: Laser hemorrhoidectomy may not be available in all medical centers. Patients may need to travel to find a medical center that offers the procedure .
Traditional hemorrhoidectomy involves the surgical removal of hemorrhoids using a scalpel or other surgical instruments. The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and requires an overnight hospital stay.
While traditional hemorrhoidectomy is a highly effective treatment for hemorrhoids, it also has some drawbacks. The procedure is more invasive and has a longer recovery time compared to laser hemorrhoidectomy. Patients may experience more pain and discomfort during the recovery period, and the risk of bleeding and infection is higher .
Laser hemorrhoidectomy is a less invasive option that offers several benefits over traditional hemorrhoidectomy. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia and has a shorter recovery time. While laser hemorrhoidectomy may not be suitable for all types of hemorrhoids, it can be an effective treatment option for many patients.
Laser hemorrhoidectomy is a newer and less invasive option for the treatment of hemorrhoids. The procedure offers several benefits over traditional hemorrhoidectomy, including less pain, shorter recovery time, and reduced scarring. While laser hemorrhoidectomy may not be suitable for all types of hemorrhoids, it can be an effective treatment option for many patients
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