A hemorrhoidectomy is a surgery used to remove internal or external hemorrhoids that are extensive or severe. Surgical hemorrhoidectomy is the most effective treatment to get rid of hemorrhoids.
Incisions will be made in the tissue around hemorrhoid, and the swollen vein inside the hemorrhoid will be tied off to prevent bleeding to later remove the hemorrhoid. This can be performed with a scalpel, a cautery pencil or a laser.
Patients will most likely go home the same day a few hours after the procedure has finished.
Some bleeding is normal in bowel movements during the first days after surgery.
The long-term success of hemorrhoid surgery depends a lot on how well you are able to change your daily bowel habits to avoid constipation and straining.