Laser hemorrhoids treatment uses infrared light, a laser or an electrical current with the same efficiency. Infrared coagulation is conducted on an outpatient basis in the doctor’s office. Mild sedation can be administered as necessary for the hemorrhoid laser surgery procedure which usually only takes a few minutes.
About the Procedure
During the infrared coagulation procedure, our doctors use a handheld device that creates an intense beam of infrared light. A small probe makes contact with the skin above
The resulting scar tissue cuts off the blood supply to
The recovery time for surgical procedures that remove hemorrhoids varies. It can take 1 to 3 weeks to make a full recovery.
Following surgery, people can help their recovery by doing the following:
- eating a fiber-rich diet
- avoiding sitting for long periods
- drinking plenty of water
- taking a Sitz bath
- not straining during a bowel movement
- avoiding regular, heavy lifting
- avoiding long periods of sitting
There usually are no or few side effects or complications from infrared coagulation, the best hemorrhoid treatment, although infection or bleeding can occur. Although it’s a fairly new technique, it’s been used across the country to treat hemorrhoids successfully.
To keep hemorrhoids from returning, our hemorrhoids doctors recommend the following lifestyle changes. Add more fiber to your diet. Get some exercise. Drink more water. Lose weight, if necessary. A sensible diet, moderate exercise, and proper bowel habits will help you remain free of this uncomfortable medical condition.