Hemorrhoids or piles are masses or lumps formed due to swollen blood vessels in or around the rectum and anus. In severe stages, they may become infected or protrude from the anus (prolapsed hemorrhoid) and require surgical removal. The procedure used to treat or remove hemorrhoids is termed hemorrhoidectomy. Stapled hemorrhoidectomy is used for the treatment of prolapsed hemorrhoids (third and fourth-degree hemorrhoids).
Stapled hemorrhoidectomy is usually performed under general anesthesia. Your surgeon uses a circular stapling device to cut off the excessive hemorrhoid tissue and lift the hemorrhoid back to the position within the rectum. This stops blood supply to the hemorrhoids so that they shrink and dissolve.
Like all surgeries, stapled hemorrhoidectomy may be associated with a few complications such as urinary retention, bleeding, infection, and pain. Rare complications include blood clot (deep vein thrombosis), blood clot in the lung (pulmonary embolism), and anal stenosis (narrowing of the anal canal).
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