Treatments for haemorrhoids vary depending on the individual patient; where the haemorrhoids are positioned and what symptoms they are causing will determine the type of treatments offered. Treatments range from outpatient procedures such as rubber banding or injection sclerotherapy to more complex surgical procedures.
Consultant Laparoscopic and Colorectal Surgeon, Mr Anthony Antoniou, provides advice on the relevant treatments for individual patients in order to cure the piles and also suggests methods to prevent piles from forming.
If surgery is needed, this will be through a stapled haemorrhoidectomy for normal piles, or open haemorrhoidectomy for large external haemorrhoids. Depending on the surgery, recovery is normally within two to four weeks. For further information about the treatments available, please click here.