A Haemorrhoidectomy is carried out as an open operation for large haemorrhoids unsuitable for Rubber Band Ligation.

Open haemorrhoidectomy

An open haemorrhoidectomy may be necessary for large or complicated haemorrhoids.  This procedure is performed under anaesthetic (either general, sedation with additional local anaesthetic or spinal) in a hospital or day surgery.

Stapled haemorrhoidectomy

This operation involves the use of a staple gun inserted through the anus to draw the haemorrhoids internally by removing ring of internal tissue.  There is no external wound, but it does not deal with large external skin tag components if present.

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