Excessive arterial blood flow causes dilations and congestion, resulting in enlargement of veins at the rectum-anus junction. This can be an excruciatingly unpleasant condition, especially while passing faeces, and is called haemorrhoids or piles.
Constipation that results in the passage of large, hard faeces over time can cause a small tear or break in the lining of the anus, making passing stool extremely uncomfortable. This condition, due to the development of anal fissures, will necessitate surgical intervention.
A tiny, infected channel can form between the end of the colon and the skin near the anus, usually as a result of an infection in the anal gland. This is referred to as an anal fistula.
Laser Proctology Treatment
The term “laser proctology” refers to the use of a laser to treat problems involving the colon, anus, and rectum.
What is the mechanism behind it?
A high-energy laser is utilised to act on the damaged tissue during surgery. The operation is thus scarless, bloodless, and painless, says Dr. Soumen Das, who is a renowned laser surgery doctor in Kolkata.
New Treatment Options for Outpatients
THE OFFICE TREATMENT WITH IRC (Infra Red Coagulation)
The infrared coagulator is used to treat internal first and second degree piles on an outpatient basis. It’s the most successful non-surgical treatment option available. They produce excellent outcomes with no negative side effects. These procedures are non-invasive and painless. In the clinic, you would spend no more than 30 minutes.
Laser Surgery with Diode Laser 980nm/1470nm 15W
It is a day-care surgery that takes 30 minutes to complete under anaesthesia after which the patient can be dismissed. Laser radiation is given directly into the submucosal haemorrhoidal nodes via a radial fibre to reduce the nodes from within. In addition, laser radiation is employed to cut off the blood supply that feeds the aberrant growth. The occurrence or recurrence of a prolapse is prevented using LASER surgery.
Benefits of Laser Surgery
Laser surgery treatment of piles, fissure, and fistula has a number of advantages over traditional surgery, which are as follows:
- Short operation time
- Discharge on the same day
- Local anaesthetic was used for this procedure.
- Recovery time is shorter.
- There is no chance of bleeding during operation.
- The likelihood of complications following surgery is low, as is the possibility of prolapse.
- There are fewer follow-up visits to the doctor, and there are no scars.