About Stapled Haemorrhoidectomy (Piles)
Haemorrhoids are defined as an abnormally enlarged vein, which are caused mostly due to a persistent increase in venous pressure, occurring within or just outside the anal sphincter of the rectum
What is stapled haemorrhoidectomy?
Stapled haemorrhoidectomy is surgical technique for treating haemorrhoids.
How is the procedure performed?
- It is mostly performed under a general anaesthesia.
- In this procedure, a circular, hollow tube is inserted into the anal canal.
- Through this tube, a suture (a long thread) is placed, circumferentially within the anal canal above the internal haemorrhoids.
- The ends of this suture are brought out of the anus through the hollow tube.
- Stapler (a disposable instrument with a circular stapling device at the end) is placed through the first hollow tube and the ends of the suture are pulled. Pulling the suture pulls the expanded haemorrhoidal supporting tissue into the jaws of the stapler.
- The haemorrhoidal cushions are pulled back up into their normal position within the anal canal. The stapler then is fired.
- When it fires, the stapler cuts off the circumferential ring of expanded haemorrhoidal tissue trapped within the stapler and at the same time staples together the upper and lower edges of the cut tissue.
What happens after the procedure?
After the procedure, patient experiences significant pain & will be given painkillers.
Stapling has a shorter recovery time as compared to the traditional haemorrhoidectomy. Patient can return back to work within 1-2 weeks.now more: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Haemorrhoids/Pages/Surgery.aspx