More than half of all adults suffer from hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. Over time, hemorrhoids can engorge or become inflamed, causing bleeding, swelling, and pain. Hemorrhoidal disease typically involves either swollen blood vessels or prolapsed tissue and often both. If not properly treated, the condition can recur or even worsen.
At Evansville Surgical Associates, we use a product called THD which allows for a minimally invasive surgery that does not cut or remove the tissue. These procedures can be performed in the office or in an outpatient surgery center. See the chart below for a comparison between traditional hemorrhoid surgery and THD.
|Treated by cutting out tissue||Yes||No|
|Average recovery time||2-3 Weeks||2-4 Days|
|Postoperative pain||Very Painful||Minimal Discomfort|
|Treats excess blood flow and prolapse||Prolapse only||Both|