Symptoms from haemorrhoids or piles are one of the most common anorectal disorders in colorectal practice. It is estimated that more than 50% of the population will at some stage in their life experience symptoms from haemorrhoids. Although haemorrhoidectomy (simple excision) is one of the most effective surgical treatments available for high grade haemorrhoids it is still plagued by severe postoperative pain and complications such as infection, bleeding, urinary retention & chronic fissure. As most people presenting with this problem are young professionals, rapid recovery and return to work is of outmost importance economically. Other treatment options such as Doppler-guided haemorrhoid artery ligation and stapled haemorrhoidpexy, have similar issues with pain and maybe associated with complications and high recurrence rate. Dr Naseem, is one of the first colorectal surgeons in Australia to use a new technique called Laser haemorrhoidplasty, whereby a laser fibre is used to shrink the haemorrhoid without injuring the inner lining of the anal canal and thus resulting in minimal postoperative pain.
There are currenlty no studies with the use of this technique in Australia, overseas in Europe and Asia few studies have show this technique to be effective for treatment of haemorrhoids without the prolonged recovery and pain associated with traditional haemorrhoidectomy. If you choose to use this technique and consent to be part of Dr Naseem’s pilot trial, your pain scores after surgery will be recorded to assess the level of pain associated with this technique. A summary of the technique is explained below, if you would like more information please contact us via email ([email protected] or 1300795090).