Hemorrhoids, or piles, are caused when veins around the anus or rectum become swollen and inflamed, causing pain, itching and sometimes bleeding. They are extremely common—experienced by about one in three Americans. However, they can cause lingering, and painful, issues. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, Georgia SurgiCare has several solutions to treat the problem at the source.


Treatment Options

Hemorrhoid Banding or Ligation

Ligation is one of the most common, and simplest, outpatient treatments for hemorrhoids. During the procedure, a rubber band is placed around the base of the hemorrhoid, stopping the supply of blood to the mass and causing it to shrink, and eventually, fall off. Because of the non-invasive and prolonged approach, this procedure is overall less painful and has a shorter recover time than more surgical approaches.

Hemorrhoidectomy or Hemorrhoid Removal

Severe internal, or external, hemorrhoids that do not respond to other treatments or have grown too large may require surgical removal. A hemorrhoidectomy is done under anesthesia and completely removes the swollen tissue from the body.


Sometimes following a hemorrhoidectomy—or the surgical removal of a hemorrhoid—it is necessary to remove additional tissue in the anal canal in order to make sure it remains unblocked by any excess lining. This procedure would mostly likely happen in tandem with the hemorrhoidectomy, in-office and under sedation.


Each of these procedures helps patients resume pain-free and comfortable lives relatively quickly. If you are experiencing any hemorrhoid discomfort, don’t wait to get help. Georgia SurgiCare is here to make sure you return to life before hemorrhoids as quickly and effortlessly as possible.

For more information about these procedures, or to request an appointment at our weight loss surgery center, call us at 678.466.6760.

Contact us today with any questions!


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