Dr. Ferzli's Procedures
Specializing in Minimally-Invasive Surgery
Hemorrhoids are dilated veins in the anal area. When these groups of veins become engorged with blood, they may cause discomfort and bleeding.
Hemorrhoids become symptomatic due to straining during the bowel movement, which causes increased pressure within the veins, leading to enlargement.
Some other causes are chronic constipation, pregnancy, obesity and/or a low-fiber diet.
Many people with hemorrhoids can be treated successfully by increasing their dietary fiber and using stool softeners to eliminate constipation. Medicated creams are also sometimes useful.
For those people who continue to have hemorrhoid problems despite these treatments, surgery is an option. Surgery for hemorrhoids involves placing small elastic bands at the base of the hemorrhoid or sometimes removing the engorged veins in the operating room.
Dr. Ferzli now employs a minimally invasive technique to surgically treat hemorrhoids. This technique uses an ultra sound probe to find the blood supply of the hemorrhoid. The surgeon then uses a suture to tie off the blood vessel. This stops the blood flow to the hemorrhoid which then shrinks and disappears. The technique is a quick, relatively painless, FDA-approved surgical method for the treatment of hemorrhoids.
For further information, you can ask Dr. Ferzli.