A haemorrhoidectomy is an operation to remove haemorrhoids (also known as piles). Haemorrhoids are inflammation or swelling of veins in the anus and rectum caused by straining when moving bowels, prolonged time sitting on the toilet, obesity, or pregnancy.

During this procedure, the patient is placed under general anaesthesia and the surgeon then uses surgical instruments to remove the haemorrhoids, either through an incision or through the use of a stapling device.

This surgery is usually considered when other non-surgical treatments such as dietary changes, creams, and suppositories are not effective in alleviating haemorrhoid symptoms such as pain, itching, and bleeding, which can severely impact a person’s quality of life.

A haemorrhoidectomy is typically a day procedure and is usually carried out under a general anaesthetic. The procedure is common and safe, but some recovery time is to be expected. Our specialist practitioners are here to support you with any questions you may have regarding the procedure.