Stapled Hemorrhoid

<p>The Department of Colorectal Surgery is currently leading a national study investigating the circular stapled technique for hemorrhoids. This technique allows prolapsing hemorrhoids to be treated surgically, but with significantly less pain than the traditional excisional treatment.</p>
<p>The technique is performed using a circular purse-string suture positioned above the enlarged internal hemorrhoids. A stapler is placed transanally to perform a removal of the prolapsing tissue. Positive short-term results using the circular stapler are well-documented. Patients experience significantly less postoperative pain and a quicker return to work than after traditional surgery.</p>

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