Surgical hemorrhoidectomy is warranted typicallly in complex Grade 3 and Grade 4 hemorrhoids. In this situation, the normal anorectal anatomy is so compromised that non surgical approaches are inadequate. A more aggressive approach is necessary to achieve good functionality and a good cosmetic result.
DR. KIRKLAND performs a Ligasure Hemorrhoidectomy.
The Ligasure is a modified electro - thermal device that delivers energy between the jaws of a clamp resulting in coagulation, sealing , and cutting of hemorrhoid tissue . Its ergonomically sound construction augments its reach and access into the anal canal . This procedure is generally performed in the operating room setting . The only pre - operative preparation is the taking of a cleansing Fleets enema .
The following are felt to be the advantages of a Ligasure Hemorrhoidectomy :
- Shorter operating time
- Less postoperative discomfort
- Increased patient tolerance
- Less wound problems
- Less post op pain medication needs
- Less urinary retention
- Quicker return to work
Ligasure methodology is a newer and felt to be a major improvement over more conventional techniques . It is a safe and effective procedure.