Stapling or stapled haemorrhoidopexy, is an incision less procedure that uses a circular stapling device to remove hemorrhoidal tissue and close the wound. The procedure involves return of the prolapsed hemorrhoid back into place inside the rectum followed by stapling of the protruding tissue. This will lead to cut off of the blood supply to the tissue, leading to shrinking of tissue.
Indications for Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy:
Third-degree hemorrhoids
Fourth-degree hemorrhoids
Second degree hemorrhoids can also be treated
The procedure does not require any incision. A circular, hollow tube is inserted into the anal canal. The hemorrhoid is lifted and then “stapled” back into its original place inside the anal canal. This leads to reduced blood flow to the hemorrhoidal vessels and eventually reduces the size of the hemorrhoids due to shrinking caused by reduced blood supply. The procedure does not remove the hemorrhoids but, removes the abnormally protruding or prolapsing hemorrhoidal supporting tissue.
Advantages of Haemorrhoidopexy
Day surgery
Faster procedure as compared to traditional hemorrhoidectomy
Treats prolapsed hemorrhoids
Recovery takes less time and is less painful
Patients usually return earlier to work