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Hemorrhoid Embolization

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Hemorrhoid Embolization

Hemorrhoids affect millions worldwide, often causing discomfort and impacting daily life. Traditional hemorrhoid treatment, while effective, may not suit everyone. At National Vascular Associates, we provide a wide selection of professional services for local clients including hemorrhoid embolization, a cutting-edge, minimally invasive procedure that can offer relief. Read below to learn important information about this procedure, so you can determine if it’s the right treatment option for you. 

What Is Hemorrhoid Embolization?

Hemorrhoid embolization involves the deliberate obstruction of blood flow to hemorrhoidal tissues, causing them to shrink and eventually be reabsorbed by the body. This minimally invasive approach can be particularly beneficial for patients who fear traditional hemorrhoid surgery. This procedure, performed by a physician, uses advanced imaging techniques to guide a tiny catheter into the arteries supplying the hemorrhoids. Tiny particles or coils are then released, blocking these blood vessels. Unlike traditional surgical interventions, hemorrhoid embolization is less invasive, often resulting in reduced pain and quicker recovery times.

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Selecting Patients For Hemorrhoid Embolization

Not all hemorrhoid sufferers are ideal candidates for embolization. This procedure is typically recommended for those with symptomatic internal hemorrhoids who have not responded well to conservative treatments like dietary modifications or topical therapies. Patients should undergo a thorough medical evaluation, including a detailed history of hemorrhoid symptoms and previous treatments. Specialists also consider the overall health and lifestyle of the patient to ensure embolization is the right course of action. Additionally, individuals with certain blood disorders, pregnancy, or allergies to contrast materials used in imaging may not be suitable candidates. Our team of specialists conducts comprehensive assessments to ensure that hemorrhoid embolization is the most appropriate and safe option for each patient.

Getting Ready For Hemorrhoid Embolization

Patients are generally advised to fast for a few hours before the procedure and may need to temporarily stop certain medications, especially blood thinners, to reduce the risk of bleeding. Before the procedure, patients may also undergo tests like blood work or imaging studies to ensure they are ready for embolization. A pre-procedure consultation with our specialists provides an opportunity to discuss any concerns and to receive detailed instructions about the preparation process. The goal is to ensure that patients are fully informed and comfortable with the procedure.

Post-Procedure Expectations

Post-procedure care is critical for a smooth recovery. Patients may experience mild discomfort or spotting for a few days. They are advised to monitor for any unusual signs and to stay in contact with their healthcare provider. Pain relief is typically managed with over-the-counter medications. In the following weeks, patients may have follow-up appointments to assess the success of the embolization and to address any concerns. Most patients resume normal activities within a day or two, although heavy lifting or strenuous exercise should be avoided for a short period. Our team provides personalized recovery plans and is always available for post-procedure support and guidance. 

Are You Looking For A Hemorrhoid Embolization Doctor? 

With its minimally invasive nature and effective results, hemorrhoid embolization is an attractive option for many. If you're struggling with hemorrhoids and traditional treatments haven't provided relief, then you may have already begun to search for a hemorrhoid embolization doctor in your area. Contact National Vascular Associates for more information on this hemorrhoid treatment or to schedule a consultation for hemorrhoid surgery or alternative solutions. 

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