This May, Spire Parkway Hospital will be showcasing its expertise in an advanced treatment for piles when surgeons from all over the country will be coming to Solihull to be trained in Transanal Haemorrhoidal Dearterialisation (THD).
The minimally invasive procedure is an effective alternative to conventional haemorrhoidectomy* and is transforming the approach to treating piles. THD results in less post-operative pain and faster recovery rates, ensuring patients lose less time off work.
On 12th May, consultant colorectal surgeon Mr Gamal Barsoum who has carried out over 200 minimally invasive procedures will be conducting the masterclass to instruct surgeons in THD which uses ultrasound Doppler to precisely locate the swollen haemorrhoid which is then stitched back into place.
The procedure which has been performed on over 5,000 patients at 115+ hospitals around the country is proving to be an effective alternative to the traditional surgical treatment of an often uncomfortable and embarrassing condition which will affect 2 in 5 of the general population at some point in their lives.
Mr Barsoum commented: “I think it is important to train more surgeons in the THD procedure so they can offer suitable patients the option of a treatment which does not involve an incision. This means less pain is experienced while the likelihood of blood loss, infection and complications is much reduced.
“There is a real advantage for my patients especially busy professionals because time off work is kept to a minimum. THD can be carried out as a day case and if I schedule them in the morning, they can usually return home the same day, and often be back at work the next, resuming normal activities within 48 hours. This contrasts with the traditional treatment of a haemorrhoidectomy which involves invasive surgery, higher pain levels and may involve several weeks for full recovery.”