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For many people, anorectal disorders such as hemorrhoids, fecal incontinence, fistulas, abscesses or fissures are a source of discomfort, pain, embarrassment and worry. With prompt treatment and certain lifestyle changes, these conditions can be treated, usually on an outpatient basis. In addition, seeing a doctor as soon as symptoms develop can help ensure that the condition does not get worse or mask a more serious condition, such as anal cancer.
Our Anorectal Disorder Program surgeons have a long record of successful outcomes and are experts at performing the PPH procedure for hemorrhoidal disease.
Tips for Patients
Maintaining Good Health
Although many people are reluctant or embarrassed to see their doctors about anorectal disorders, doing so is a critical step to maintaining good health. Diseases, such as colon or anal cancer, have symptoms that can be mistaken for those of less serious anorectal disorders, such as hemorrhoids or fissures. Only a physician can make an accurate diagnosis of what is causing the symptoms. Here, doctors provide some suggestions that can help you maintain the best possible digestive health.Read More
PPH - Procedure for Prolapsed Hemorrhoids
This FDA-approved outpatient procedure may bring an end to the chronic discomfort of hemorrhoids. A minimally invasive surgical technique has had excellent results using a circular stapling device to lift hemorrhoidal tissue to its original position and trim a band of tissue above the pain line. The process reduces blood flow to internal hemorrhoids, which causes them to shrink. PPH allows patients to recover in three or four days, compared to three weeks for conventional hemorrhoidectomy procedures.Read More