The painless hemorrhoid procedure uses doppler technology to locate the terminating branches of the hemorrhoidal arteries. Once the artery is located the surgeon uses an absorbable suture to ligate or tie-off the arterial blood flow. The venous outflow remains to shrink the cushion. This is done without excision of tissue. If necessary the surgeon will perform a hemorrhoidopexy to repair the prolapse. Again, this is done with suture and no removal of tissue. This repair restores and lifts the tissue back to its correct anatomical position.
The entire procedure is performed above the dentate line so that there is minimal discomfort. The procedure takes about 20 minutes and is offered as an outpatient surgery.
The painless hemorrhoid procedure is a viable option when conservative, non-surgical methods of treatment do not provide the results desired. As always, a physician should make the necessary recommendations for hemorrhoid surgery treatment.
Gallbladder surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures, usually performed when hard gallstones develop and block the ducts that release bile during digestion. When these ducts become blocked, patients can experience considerable pain in the abdomen and back and radiating into the shoulder. Surgery to remove the gallbladder is usually performed using minimally-invasive techniques that rely on several small incisions to see inside the abdomen and to remove the gallbladder. In some cases, a different kind of procedure can be performed to remove the gallstones without removing the gallbladder itself.
A colonoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure which is used to screen for diseases and conditions affecting the colon and rectum, including colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The procedure is performed under sedation and usually takes under 20 minutes to perform. During a colonoscopy, a flexible scope is inserted into the large intestine through the anus and rectum, and a tiny camera projects images to a monitor where they can be viewed. When an abnormal area of tissue or a fleshy growth called a polyp is spotted, the scope can also be used to take a tissue sample or remove polyps so they can be evaluated under a microscope.
Minimally invasive surgery uses special techniques that require only small incisions, so patients experience less tissue trauma and less blood loss, as well as a faster and more comfortable post-op and recovery. Minimally-invasive procedures are also associated with fewer infections and other complications.
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