Dr. Marc Brand discusses new hemorrhoid treatments.
There are, and these have been developed largely over the last ten years or so. These are procedures that have been designed to be an alternative to an excisional hemorrhoidectomy. The excisional hemorrhoidectomy is traditionally been used for more advanced hemorrhoid symptoms and changes in the hemorrhoid tissue where the hemorrhoids are cut out. By cutting them out, you’re cutting across very sensitive skin, and that can cause for a painful and somewhat prolonged recovery in the neighborhood of close to a month.
The newer procedures have changed the way the work is done, so it’s all done up on the inside where sensation is much less, and it’s more of a bowel type of sensation so the recovery is generally easier and shorter.
About Dr. Marc I. Brand, M.D.:
Dr. Marc I. Brand, M.D., received his Bachelor’s Degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1986 and graduated from Rush Medical College in 1990. Dr. Brand completed eight years of surgical training at the Cleveland Clinic, including a five-year residency in general surgery, a two-year fellowship in surgical research and a one-year fellowship in colorectal surgery.