Hemorrhoidopexy by stapling, also known as a stapled hemorrhoidectomy or a procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids (PPH), is a surgical procedure used to treat internal hemorrhoids.
During the procedure, a circular stapling device is used to remove a portion of the tissue above the hemorrhoid, pulling the remaining hemorrhoid back up into its normal position. This process reduces the blood flow to the hemorrhoidal tissue, causing it to shrink and eventually be reabsorbed by the body.
Hemorrhoidopexy by stapling is a less invasive alternative to a traditional hemorrhoidectomy, which involves the complete removal of the hemorrhoid. It is typically used to treat internal hemorrhoids that have prolapsed or descended outside the anus. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, and most patients are able to return to their normal activities within a week or two after the procedure.
It’s important to note that while hemorrhoidopexy by stapling can be an effective treatment for some patients, it may not be appropriate for everyone, and there are potential risks and complications associated with any surgical procedure. If you are considering hemorrhoid treatment, it’s important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine the best course of action for your individual situation.