Piles is the common term for haemorrhoids. Haemorrhoids are common in the general population although symptoms vary. Symptoms can include minor intermittent bleeding, discomfort and a feeling of incomplete evacuation (tenesmus).
HALO - A new virtually pain free prodedure for haemorroids (piles)
Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation Operation (HALO) is a modern, painfree alternative to an age old problem.
Most haemorrhoids can be treated with over the counter medicines in the form of ointments or suppositories. But with patients who have persistent problems surgery may be necessary. Patients can now be offered a minimally invasive approach which requires no cutting or excision of skin tissue or muscle.
The Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation Operation (HALO) is a new operation designed to eradicate piles without the need for cutting. As such, it is virtually pain free, and most patients are back to work after 24-48 hours with only a minimum of discomfort, which if there is any, is no more than a mild throbbing in the rectum. The procedure is performed as a day case and can be carried out under sedation as well as general anaesthesia
HALO is now available at Spire Fylde Coast Hospital with Mr Srinivasan Ravi and Mr Thu Ya Linn, Consultant General Surgeons. If you would like more information or want to book an appointment, please call us on 01253 308031.