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Hemorrhoids

More than half of all adults suffer from hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. Over time, hemorrhoids can engorge or become inflamed, causing bleeding, swelling, and pain. Hemorrhoidal disease typically involves either swollen blood vessels or prolapsed tissue and often both. If not properly treated, the condition can recur or even worsen.

At Evansville Surgical Associates, we use a product called THD which allows for a minimally invasive surgery that does not cut or remove the tissue.  These procedures can be performed in the office or in an outpatient surgery center.  See the chart below for a comparison between traditional hemorrhoid surgery and THD.

    Traditional Surgery   THD
Treated by cutting out tissue   Yes   No
Average recovery time   2-3 Weeks   2-4 Days
Postoperative pain   Very Painful   Minimal Discomfort
Treats excess blood flow and prolapse   Prolapse only   Both