Lasting Relief, Within Reach
Hemorrhoids are not a frequently discussed topic, and are more common than many people think. Most people are frightened by the thought of surgery and just tolerate the pain. It is estimated that 50% of Americans will, at some point in their lives, suffer from hemorrhoids. Fortunately, living with hemorrhoids is not something you have to endure or even tolerate. Glendale hemorrhoid surgery provider Avalon Surgery & Robotic Center delivers lasting relief with outpatient treatment. Read on and schedule your consultation to learn more.
Minor Concern. Major Pain.
Hemorrhoids are actually part of a normal, healthy anatomy. They are cushions of vascular tissue. These tissues sometimes swell and bleed, which causes pain and/or discomfort. Small hemorrhoids are treatable with medication and diet changes. For more complex cases, surgery may be required. While hemorrhoids are typically more of a nuisance than a cause for serious concern, they can become problematic if left untreated. There are several different procedures that are available to eliminate or shrink hemorrhoids depending on the severity of the case.
First Degree Hemorrhoids bleed but do not prolapse outside of the anal canal. You may see blood in your stool or when you wipe after a bowel movement, but the swollen tissue will remain inside the anal canal.
A Second Degree Hemorrhoid prolapses outside of the anal canal (mostly when defecating), but will retract spontaneously. So, you may feel momentary discomfort when the tissue comes out of the anal canal, but the discomfort will subside when the hemorrhoid retracts.
A Third Degree Hemorrhoid prolapses a little more than a Second Degree Hemorrhoid. It remains protruding outside of the anal canal until manually pushed back inside the canal. The hemorrhoid may feel like an uncomfortable bulge on your anus and may be painful.
Similar to Third Degree Hemorrhoids, Fourth Degree Hemorrhoids prolapse outside of the anal canal and do not retract spontaneously. Fourth Degree Hemorrhoids usually contain strangulated or thrombosed tissue that needs to be removed. These hemorrhoids cannot be manually replaced. These hemorrhoids cause great discomfort and pain.
GET BACK TO AN ACTIVE LIFESTYLE!
Now you can find relief and get back to enjoying life. The THD (transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization) procedure offers a minimally invasive approach to treating the source of the hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoid Symptoms? Get Treated Today!
Multiple symptoms of hemorrhoids may occur. Symptoms can be made worse by straining during constipation and overly aggressive wiping of the anus. The symptoms can be pain and pressure> in the anal canal; a grapelike lump on the anus; itching and soreness in and around the anus; and/or blood on underwear, toilet paper, the surface of the stool or in the toilet bowl. Most hemorrhoids can be managed at home. However, some hemorrhoids can become a serious health issue. If you have any symptoms of hemorrhoids Glendale and Los Angeles residents should make an appointment with our specialists, if the symptoms have lasted for over a week.
Hemorrhoids are very common and are usually not serious. Often times they can be managed with home remedies, but it is still important to consult a good doctor. Other diseases (some of them serious, like colon cancer) can cause typical symptoms of hemorrhoids. It is always better to get a full checkup and diagnosis from a doctor. If left untreated, not only do hemorrhoids get worse over time, but they also become harder to treat. A hemorrhoid that can easily be banded could eventually require surgery if not treated properly. Don’t wait!
Non-surgical and Virtually Painless Treatments!
While some hemorrhoids can be effectively treated non-surgically, others may require surgery for ultimate relief. For patients whose condition requires surgery, we offer a minimally invasive, no-incision solution. The THD approach targets the arteries that supply blood to the hemorrhoid to permanently reduce swelling and associated symptoms. This innovative technique allows patients to achieve lasting relief without removing the hemorrhoid and, subsequently, minimizes recovery time.
During your short recovery, you may notice temporary difficulty urinating as well as some minor bleeding and discomfort. Prior to your procedure, we will provide you with all of the information you need for your most comfortable recovery.
Freedom From Hemorrhoids
While your treated hemorrhoid will no longer be a source of concern, you could still potentially develop other hemorrhoids. For this reason, we recommend that you make the necessary lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of recurrence. This includes drinking plenty of water, maintaining a high-fiber diet, and avoiding heavy lifting, straining while using the restroom, and consuming processed foods and alcohol.
Put Pain Behind You
Treat and prevent hemorrhoids for a more enjoyable life. Take the first step by scheduling your private consultation to discuss hemorrhoid surgery in Glendale and Los Angeles County with Avalon Surgery & Robotic Center.
For patients with ongoing or recurring pain caused by hemorrhoids, surgery offers the most substantial and lasting relief for a more enjoyable life.
Avalon knows there’s so much more to surgery than what happens on the operating room table. That’s why we ensure surgeons who choose Avalon have everything they need to perform their best work, whether that’s top-of-the-line OR equipment or a place to rest and plan between procedures. Check out our facility or schedule a visit to learn more about how Avalon can help you do your best work.
At Avalon, you can concentrate on getting ready for surgery and recovery and let us handle the rest. Our staff can help your patients at each stage of your surgery journey and give you the best chance to achieve positive surgical outcomes. Partnering with Avalon Surgery Center gives you the best chance for surgical success by putting patients first.
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