Hemorrhoids also known as piles, is not an uncommon problem. It currently affects nearly three out of four adults from time to time with or without apparent symptoms. What is it then? Hemorrhoids are actually swollen veins in your anus and lower rectum, very similar to varicose veins. Mostly though, the causes are not known, it is believed that this may be caused by straining during bowel movements or pressure on these veins during pregnancy. Moreover, hemorrhoids may be located either on the inside of the rectum (internal hemorrhoids) or on the outside, under the skin around the anus (external hemorrhoids). This have been a serious and painful problem for a long time with the element of embarrassment and discomfort attached to it.

However, with developments in the field of medical science, there has also been coming a change in the way this ailment is dealt with. After a thorough check up, you can sift through the various options available and go for surgery. Even in this, there are various options and people are increasingly going for laser hemorrhoid surgery but it comes with its own set of fears and apprehensions. So, here is a list of some of the things you should know about the laser piles treatment for you to make a more informed decision:

1. No Pain & Hospitalization:

This is one of the methods of getting rid of piles, which is supposed to not cause too much pain to the patient. Moreover, if you are looking forward to speedy discharge from the hospital, most of the patients get released from the hospital on the same day.

2. Less Bleeding & No Tissue Damage:

This method ensures that bleeding is minimal. It, in fact, seals the blood vessels, so there is only minimal blood loss during piles of laser treatment. In addition to this, it also makes sure that there is no tissue damage around hemorrhoid, which prevents further complications due to tissue death.

3. Options For Specific Needs:

It provides more option for specific situations. In a laser hemorrhoid surgery, the surgeon can choose to use a wide beam laser to kill a large swathe tissue and use a narrow beam for cutting.

4. Ease For Both Doctor & Patient:

The laser piles treatment is also preferred for its proven ease for the patient and the doctor. It is easier to operate for the doctor. The patient to heals faster than other conventional methods.

5. Costly & Not Easily Available:

The equipment used in the laser hemorrhoid surgery is quite costly, including the machine and the special goggles for protection used by the doctors and those in the surgical team. This factor makes it available only in selective places and not as widely accessible as other options. You might have to look it up carefully and search for the right places.

6. Not Always A One Time Procedure:

The treatment might not be effective all the time. In some cases, the patient might need to go for the repeated procedure and in addition to that, in laser hemorrhoid surgery, there are sometimes chances of postoperative infection and pain in the rectum.

7. Costlier Prevention Methods:

If there occurs bleeding (which is in itself pretty rare) during the laser hemorrhoid surgery, which is not common, it is difficult and costly to bring the situation under control. Basically, the prevention of bleeding in case it occurs is costlier than in some other methods. It also causes scarring and skin pigmentation.

Nevertheless, laser hemorrhoid surgery comes with its own set of complications which are a part of all the medical procedures. It has some non-negotiable advantages too over other methods. Even if mostly it has always been considered a better option to go for natural options rather than surgical ones to treat piles, it is totally up to you and depends upon the discretion of your consultant doctor, stage of your illness and the ease or discomfort you are facing. This is just an attempt to get you going for the first step towards your treatment, collect more and in-depth information before going for anything.

Author's Bio: 

Awarded Proctologist in India