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Haemorrhoid removal

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Haemorrhoids (piles) are swellings in or around the rectum and anus that contain enlarged blood vessels. In most cases they are mild and some people do not experience any symptoms, but they can cause itchiness or bleeding after passing a stool.

HCA hospitals offer a number of treatments for piles. Banding involves cutting off the blood supply to the haemorrhoid with a rubber band, leaving it to wither and drop off after a few days. Stapled haemorrhoidectomy is a new technique that removes the excess lining of the bowel, thus reducing the blood supply to the haemorrhoids, which causes them to shrink. This procedure is relatively painless and can be performed as a day case in most instances. Diathermy haemorrhoidectomy is the surgical removal of haemorrhoids, using a high-frequency electric current to produce heat. This can also be performed as a day case.

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When you have haemorrhoid removal at an HCA hospital:

  • you will benefit from the latest advances in colorectal surgery
  • your procedure will be the most minimally invasive possible, and in many instances will be performed as a day case

You can choose the consultant and hospital most convenient for you by simply entering the treatment into our ‘Consultant finder’.

With us, you can be sure you are getting the best available treatment. When you have any treatment in one of our units or hospitals, you will experience a number of benefits:

  • Access to consultants who are experts in their field, working with the latest treatments and leading technologies in state-of-the-art facilities that smaller private hospitals cannot match.
  • We are London’s leading private hospital group, treating 400,000 patients each year. This volume drives excellence and experience.  Over the last ten years we’ve invested £500 million in the latest treatments, technologies and medication, many of which are not available on the NHS or via smaller private hospitals.
  • You can be confident that we can take care of all your treatment needs. We are the only private hospital group to offer such an extensive range of treatments for patients of all ages.
  • No waiting time. Your care will start as soon as you're ready.
  • Your safety is protected. If you need urgent care you’ll receive it instantly – it’s very rare for us to transfer patients to another hospital. Some private hospitals don’t have any on-site critical care facilities in the event of an emergency. Our consultants have access to more critical care beds 24/7 than any other private healthcare group in the UK. Our rates of MRSA are nearly five times lower than the national average. And we have zero recorded cases of some other common infections.

What to do next

Once you have decided that you would like to be treated at an HCA hospital, or would like further information, here's what to do next:

  1. Call one of our advisors on +44 (0) 20 7079 4399 or complete our web enquiry form.
  2. Check with your insurance company that your policy covers your treatment, and obtain authorisation.
  3. Visit or call your GP to obtain a referral letter and then call us to make an appointment to visit your chosen consultant and hospital at a time to suit you.
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