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Haemorrhoidal artery ligation

Haemorrhoidal artery ligation Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation also known as Transanal haemorrhoidal dearterialisation is an operation designed to eradicate piles (also known as haemorrhoids ) without th...

What is haemorrhoidal artery ligation? 

Haemorrhoidal artery ligation also known as transanal haemorrhoidal dearterialisation is an operation designed to eradicate piles (also known as haemorrhoids) without the need for cutting and in some cases without a general anaesthetic. 

What does the operation involve?

The operation uses a miniature ultrasound device to locate the blood vessels supplying the haemorrhoids.

The aim of the operation is to cut off the blood supply to the haemorrhoids. This is achieved by placing a stitch around each blood vessel. Over the following few days the piles shrink away and the symptoms resolve.

How soon will I recover?

Because the operation does not include cutting, recovery is very swift. The majority of patients are admitted to hospital for just one day (day case admission), and in some cases a general anaesthetic is not required.

Is the operation painful?

As the stitch is placed in the lower rectum, where there are literally no pain nerves, the procedure is virtually painless; most patients are back to work after 24-48 hours.

The British Haemorrhoid Centre aims to offer a technologically advanced and scientifically proven "virtually pain free" approach to the treatment of haemorrhoids / piles avoiding the need for lengthy recovery.

HALO for Haemorrhoids

Patient pathway Initial consultation Diagnostic Investigations Main treatment Post discharge care Total
Hospital fees N/A Included £2,306 Included £2,306
Consultants fees £200 N/A Included Included £200
Total £2,506

Specialists Offering Haemorrhoidal artery ligation

Mr Anwar Owais

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

MBBS MD FRCS

BMI The Ridgeway Hospital

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Mr John Bunni

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

M.B., Ch.B (Honours), Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery, FRCS [ASGBI Gold Medal]

BMI Bath Clinic

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Mr Chelliah Selvasekar

Consultant General, Laparoscopic & Colorectal Surgeon

MBBS, MD, FRCS (Ed, Glas), FRCS Ed (Gen. Surg)

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Dr Michael Reynolds

Consultant Physician & Gastroenterologist

BSc MBBS FRCP

BMI The Hampshire Clinic

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Mr Arijit Mukherjee

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon

MBBS, FRCSI, FRCS (General Surgery)

BMI Ross Hall Hospital 1 more BMI Carrick Glen Hospital

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Mr Ben Hornung

Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon

BSc (Hons), MBChB, MD, FRCS

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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