Hemorrhoids are a common condition that happens when the blood vessels near your bottom (the area near your anus or rectum) become swollen. Hemorrhoids can cause pain, itching, and other uncomfortable symptoms.
At Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Surgery Institute, our colorectal surgeons treat hemorrhoids in new and less invasive ways. We offer diagnosis and treatment services at many different locations, so relief is always close by.
Our colorectal surgeons successfully treat minor to severe types of hemorrhoids in less-invasive ways. They can treat many hemorrhoid symptoms with an outpatient procedure in our offices, which allows you to be home resting just hours after treatment.
People also choose us for our:
- Extensive colorectal training: Our surgeons are board-certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Not every physician who treats hemorrhoids has this certification. It denotes a high level of training and the ability to provide an expert level of care.
- Surgical expertise: Our surgeons use sophisticated robots and techniques to safely treat hemorrhoids in difficult-to-reach locations. These innovations help you experience significant symptom relief for longer.
- Symptom relief sooner: Our expertise coupled with same-day appointments help provide quick diagnoses so you can feel relief sooner — sometimes the same day we evaluate your symptoms.
- Convenience: We offer diagnosis and treatment services at several hospitals and outpatient clinics in the surrounding community. This means you can get comprehensive hemorrhoid care, close to home.
Sometimes, diet changes or a warm bath are enough to treat your hemorrhoid symptoms. In more severe cases, you may need surgery. Our colorectal surgeons treat hemorrhoids using the latest techniques, including:
- Rubber band ligation: A surgeon places a rubber band around the base of the hemorrhoid, causing it to shrink and go away in a few days. You can have this procedure in your doctor’s office on an outpatient basis. It is generally painless, with no anesthesia necessary.
- Sclerotherapy: A physician injects a chemical solution around the swollen blood vessel so it shrinks and doesn’t cause symptoms. We use local anesthesia to keep you comfortable.
- Electrical coagulation: A physician uses a beam of infrared light to burn the affected tissue. This treatment is also called infrared photo coagulation. Our physicians perform this procedure at our surgery centers. We use local anesthesia to ensure your safety and comfort.
- Hemorrhoidectomy and hemorrhoidopexy: A surgeon carefully removes the affected blood vessels, providing permanent relief from your hemorrhoids. We perform this procedure at our surgery centers. Our care teams use local anesthesia, so you’ll be awake during the procedure but comfortable.
Call (412) DOCTORS (412) 362-8677 or request an appointment to learn more about AHN hemorrhoid services.