Although haemorrhoids are actually very common and their symptoms do often disappear on their own after a few days, there are cases where symptoms such as soreness and bleeding can become severe and unfortunately don’t go away. In these cases haemorrhoid removal treatment is needed to treat them.

What are Haemorrhoids?

Haemorrhoids, hemorrhoids or piles are vascular structures in the anus. When these structures become swollen, they can cause a huge amount of discomfort with symptoms including, but not limited too: itchiness, bleeding and soreness.

There are 4 clinical grades of Haemorrhoids.

  • 1 Degree – No prolapse, just prominent blood vessels. At this stage you may not be feeling any pain but in some cases a mild discomfort and itching can be present.
  • 2 Degree – Prolapse emerges with strain but spontaneously reduces and returns. You will most likely be experiencing pain and irritation at this stage.
  • 3 Degree – Prolapse emerges with strain and needs to be pushed back in. Haemorrhoids at this stage will be causing a high level of discomfort, pain and may also be bleeding too.
  • 4 Degree – Prolapse emerges and cannot be reduced or pushed in. At this stage you will be in a lot of pain and will be prone to bleeding.

They are very common with up to 50% of the population potentially suffering from symptomatic haemorrhoids at some point in their lives (source: Haemorrhoids: diagnosis and management. Am Surg 75 (8): 635–42). The root cause of haemorrhoids is down to increased pressure in the abdomen which can be the result of a variety of factors including chronic diarrhoea or constipation, pregnancy, obesity, low fibre diets and genetics.

How do I treat haemorrhoids?

For many, the condition can be treated with over the counter treatments, GP prescribed medication or a change of diet. However, if left untreated haemorrhoids will need surgical treatment.

Haemorrhoid treatments at The Private Clinic are available at our clinics in Birmingham and London Harley Street.

At Look Younger Clinic, we have a team of expert Colorectal Consultants who are able to offer patients the revolutionary Rafaelo® procedure. This is a safe and reliable haemorrhoids removal treatment with lasting results as seen in The Daily Mail.

Rafaelo Treatment for Piles

The Rafaelo procedure uses radiofrequency ablation to treat and remove internal haemorrhoids. The 15-minute procedure can be performed in-clinic and patients are able to return to their daily activities immediately with minimal post-treatment pain or aftercare.

Our Rafaelo treatment is suitable for most patients, however, in the circumstances where our Colorectal consultants feel you are not suitable for treatment, they will endeavour to offer you an alternative haemorrhoid treatment to help you achieve the best results.

THD Haemorrhoid Procedure

Transanal haemorrhoid dearterialization (THD) is an effective haemorrhoid treatment for haemorrhoids approved by NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence). The procedure works to reduce the size of the haemorrhoids by suturing their blood supplying arteries via a doppler guided ultrasound device. The THD procedure is classed as minimally invasive surgery since the surgeon does not need to cut or remove any tissue. Patients tend to have a much faster recovery.

Haemorrhoidectomy Surgery

Haemorrhoidectomy is surgical removal of the haemorrhoids. We most commonly perform Closed Haemorrhoidectomy procedure which is where the surgeon will remove the haemorrhoid/s using a scalpel, scissors, electrocautery, or laser before then closing the wound with a suture.

Our Haemorrhoidectomy procedures are performed in our discreet state of the art hospital using the most advanced techniques.

Visiting Look Younger Clinic for your haemorrhoid removal treatment means that you are in the best of hands.

What other Proctology treatments / Colorectal surgery do you offer?

Haemorrhoids are often wrongly self-diagnosed and many patients who come to see us often find out that they instead have another proctology issue such as anal skin tags. This is why all our consultations include a free proctoscopy exam to ensure a correct diagnosis before deciding on the best form of treatment.

Why choose The Private Clinic for Haemorrhoid removal treatment?

  • Expert Colorectal NHS Consultant Surgeons
  • Our 15 minutewalk-in, walk out Rafaelo procedure is our first choice in haemorrhoid treatment.
  • No overnight stay.
  • Free Protoscopy Exam (usually priced at £100-150 at most clinics and private hospitals) included in all clinic consultations.
  • Treatment carried out in our discreet clinics or hospitals.
  • 24 hour patient helpline direct to your nursing team and surgeon, which means should you have any concerns we are here to help.
  • Dedicated post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon and nursing team. We are here to give you the best experience.
  • The Private Clinic provides patients with a unique comprehensive Patient Guide on Haemorrhoids.
  • Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a newfound confidence.