When surgery for hemorrhoids is being considered, it means that the hemorrhoid has
reached a level that is hard to cure.
Surgery, among other medical treatments is considered as one of the last resorts
that can be considered as an option. Without a doctor’s recommendation, you cannot
have surgery as a solution if your condition is not severe enough. This is because
surgery is a very complex procedure and regardless of how good a surgeon is, there
is always a risk of complication and failure.
In fact, surgeons themselves would not take on a surgical procedure unless they diagnose
the situation as one that merits the needs for surgery.
On the other hand, if your doctor tells you that you need surgery, then you should
consider that option heavily. Getting a second and third opinion also helps, but
if you have multiple doctors all giving the same diagnosis, then it is time to start
preparing for surgery.
As stated, doctors will not even recommend the procedure unless it is really necessary.
This means that if a surgeon actually insists that a surgery be done, then that means
that the situation is severe and the operation should be undertaken as soon as possible.
Of course, with hemorrhoids, the sooner you act, the faster things will get much
Understanding The Need For Surgery
Hemorrhoidectomy - The Standard Surgery For Hemorrhoids
The operation for removing the hemorrhoids is called hemorrhoidectomy; which literally
means just that. This operation is a simple, straightforward procedure. Still, all
the basic pre-surgical procedures should be observed and undertaken to ensure that
everything goes smoothly.
Planning Ahead and Preparing For Your Hemorrhoidectomy Operation
Surgeons go to the operating table with confidence that the patient has followed
all the important instructions prior to the operation. Fortunately, preparing for
the procedure is easy; the rules are few and easy to follow.
The first is to avoid smoking. This is to help regulate the functioning of your lungs
in preparation for the anesthetic.
Your lungs will behave in a different manner when you are anesthetized, and having
them in tip-top condition will help make sure that no problems happen. Your doctor
will give you specific instructions about your medications; make sure you follow
these to the letter as well.
Prior to your operation, you may be required to undertake several examination procedures.
Chances are you have already done these as part of the diagnostic procedure, but
in case you have not, make sure to take these procedures. Ask your doctor about which
exams you should be taking.
The best tip is to talk to your doctor before hand so that your doctor can explain
to you fully about the procedures and steps that will be undertaken. This will prepare
you physically and emotionally for the procedure and help you alleviate some stress
as well. When you know what will happen, the steps will not be a surprise to you
and you can trust your surgeon a whole lot more.