Hemorrhoids will affect approximately half the population by the age of 50. While hemorrhoids may only be a temporary issue for some, many may suffer from persistent hemorrhoid issues. Whether as a result of a job requiring many hours of sitting or some other risk factor, those at increased risk of persistent hemorrhoids may find themselves wondering—what doctors do for hemorrhoids?
Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids
Historically, the most commonly discussed treatment for hemorrhoids is a hemorrhoidectomy. This is a surgical procedure to remove hemorrhoids. It is performed by a surgeon and requires cutting and stitches, like any surgery, and will likely require significant down time for recovery. In particularly severe cases, it is necessary, but there is a high likelihood that you don’t need surgery to bring you relief from your hemorrhoids.
Non-Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids
At Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center in Knoxville, our #1 recommended treatment of hemorrhoids is infrared coagulation. Infrared coagulation is a non-surgical treatment that eliminates the source of a hemorrhoid with just a few short bursts of warm light. The treatment is painless and is performed right in the office with no anesthesia, incisions, or stitches. Normally a series of 3 or 4 treatments is required over a 2 to 4 month period to eliminate the source of the hemorrhoid, but most treatments only take a few minutes. After each treatment, we find most of our patients are able to continue their days as planned, with no recovery time needed.
While quick treatments are definitely convenient, effectiveness is a factor. In most cases, infrared coagulation is about 95% effective. Those few quick and painless treatments are all that stands between you and enjoying lasting relief from your persistent hemorrhoids. This is why we recommend this treatment so highly!
If you are suffering from hemorrhoids, it is important you consider seeing a hemorrhoid treatment specialist to devise the optimal treatment plan for you. There’s no reason to let the problem persist. You want to be confident your treatment plan includes the most up-to-date treatment options to provide lasting relief from hemorrhoids.
If you’d like to see how infrared coagulation can help you, give Premier Hemorrhoid Treatment Center, the only dedicated hemorrhoid treatment center in Knoxville, a call today at (865) 588-9952 to schedule a consultation. You can enjoy lasting relief from hemorrhoid pain!