It is estimated that about 1 in every 20 people have hemorrhoids. About 50 percent of this figure occurs in people over the age of 50.

Diagnosing and Treating Hemorrhoids

If you have external hemorrhoids, a doctor can easily detect them through inspection alone. However, if you have internal hemorrhoids, you may need a physician who specializes in hemorrhoids to confirm the diagnosis.

After your hemorrhoid diagnosis, your doctor may initially recommend conservative measures to manage your hemorrhoid symptoms. This may include home treatment methods such as a high-fiber diet, over-the-counter hemorrhoid creams, sitz bath, and oral pain relievers.

For persistent bleeding and painful hemorrhoids, Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville can help.

Home remedies don’t really treat or cure hemorrhoids. They are just for alleviating the symptoms. If you experience persistent bleeding and pain from your hemorrhoids, you likely need more than just a sitz bath or topical cream.

We offer non-surgical, non-invasive treatments that provide long-term hemorrhoid treatment and relief.

Infrared coagulation (or IRC) is our most popular non-surgical hemorrhoid treatment. This procedure involves the use of a small probe that exposes the hemorrhoid to a short burst of warm light. This destroys the hemorrhoid by causing it to shrink at the root and eventually recede.

Our non-surgical treatments can be completed in less than 15 minutes. Since it’s non-surgical, it doesn’t require any anesthesia, stitches, and downtime. IRC is effective in treating more than 90 percent of hemorrhoids.

After assessing your condition, our dedicated hemorrhoid specialist, Dr. Stone Mitchell, will determine the best hemorrhoid treatment option for you.


To request an appointment, you can call our confidential Hemorrhoid Hotline at (865) 588-9952 or submit a request online via this form.