Type of Surgery
Last updated: 02/17/2009
A hemorrhoidectomy is the surgical removal of a hemorrhoid, which is an enlarged, swollen and inflamed cluster
of vascular tissue combined with smooth muscle and connective tissue located in the lower part of the rectum or around...
the anus. A hemorrhoid is not a varicose vein in the strict sense. Hemorrhoids are also known as piles.
A true surgical procedure to excise and remove hemorrhoids. Has possible correlation with incontinence issues later in life; in addition, many patients complain that pain during recovery is severe. For this reason is often now recommended only for severe (grade IV) hemorrhoids.
Biliary colic is the presenting symptom in 80% of patients with gallstone disease who seek medical care; however, only 10-20% of all individuals with gallstones experience severe gallstone pain.
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