Piles and its advanced laser treatment

Dr Ravi Teja who is a laparoscopic surgeon at Victor Hospital, offers expert insights into recognising and addressing symptoms of piles, fissures, and varicose veins

Conditions like piles, fissures, and varicose veins are prevalent and often cause discomfort and distress to those affected. These conditions can significantly impact one’s quality of life, but there is hope in the form of advanced laser treatment.
This article offers expert insights into recognising and addressing these symptoms, and sheds light on the revolutionary laser treatment that offers effective and gentle relief.
Piles, also known as haemorrhoids, are swollen blood vessels in the rectum and anus. Fissures are small tears in the lining of the anal canal, causing pain and discomfort. Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins that most commonly appear in the legs.
Symptoms of piles, fissures, and varicose veins:
1. Piles
• Rectal Bleeding: Bright red bleeding during or after bowel movements.
• Itching and irritation: Itchy and irritable sensation around the anus.
• Discomfort or pain: Painful bowel movements, especially with external piles.
• Swelling or lumps: Formation of small lumps around the anus.
• Leakage: Leakage of feces or mucus from the anus.

2. Fissures
• Pain: Intense pain during and after bowel movements.
• Bleeding: Bright red blood on toilet paper or in the toilet bowl.
• Itching: Itchy sensation around the anal area.

3. Varicose Veins
• Swelling: Swollen and twisted veins, often visible under the skin.
• Pain or Aching: Aching or cramping pain, especially after prolonged standing or sitting.
• Discomfort: Feelings of heaviness, throbbing, or burning in the legs.
• Skin Changes: Skin over the affected vein may become discoloured or inflamed.

Advanced Laser Treatment: A Gentle Approach to Healing
The emergence of advanced laser treatment has revolutionised the management of piles, fissures, and varicose veins offering a gentle and effective alternative to traditional methods.

Here’s how it works
Minimally invasive procedure: Advanced laser treatment is a minimally invasive procedure, which means it involves minimal incisions or none at all. This reduces the risk of complications and ensures a smoother recovery.
Precision and accuracy: The laser energy is precisely targeted at the affected blood vessels, sealing them off without causing damage to surrounding tissues. This precision ensures faster healing and minimal discomfort during the procedure.
Reduced bleeding: The laser cauterizes blood vessels as it treats the piles, leading to reduced bleeding during and after the procedure.
Faster recovery: Due to the minimally invasive nature and targeted treatment, patients’ experience faster healing and can resume their daily activities sooner.

The Advantages of choosing laser treatment
Comfortable experience: Advanced laser treatment ensures a comfortable experience for patients, reducing pain and discomfort during and after the procedure.
Quick and efficient: Laser treatment is quick and efficient, with minimal downtime, allowing individuals to get back to their normal routine promptly.
Safe and effective: Laser treatment is considered safe and effective, and advancements in medical technology have made it a reliable option for piles treatment.
Personalised treatment: Each patient’s condition is unique, and laser treatment can be personalised to meet individual needs, ensuring personalised care.

Seeking lasting relief
Piles, fissures, and varicose veins can be distressing, but advanced laser treatment offers hope for lasting relief. By recognising the symptoms and seeking timely medical attention, individuals can explore the benefits of this gentle and effective treatment method. Advanced laser treatment provides precision, reduced bleeding, faster recovery, and lower recurrence rates, making it a compelling option for those seeking a solution to these conditions. With the right care and treatment, individuals can regain their comfort and quality of life.

The columnist is a Consultant Laprascopic, Laser and General Surgeon and has joined Victor Hospital as a full-time consultant in the Department of Minimally Invasive & General Surgery

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