I have already had regular hemorrhoid surgery, is it safe to undergo the THD procedure?
THD is a minimally invasive procedure that doesn’t affect any other type of hemorrhoid surgery. Nevertheless, you should always consult your Family Physician or a qualified Practitioner before reaching any decision.
Will my hemorrhoids return following THD?
Relapse rates for the THD procedure, based upon the first five years following treatment, are very low.
Are there any contraindications concerning THD?
There are no recognized contraindications with the THD procedure. Because of its minimal invasiveness, it is a preferred treatment for seniors and people suffering unrelated health conditions.
Is THD right for my condition?
You should always consult your Family Physician if you are experiencing any of the symptoms related to hemorrhoids, such as bleeding or anal itching. They may refer you to a clinic, where it will be determined whether the THD procedure is right for you.
Will THD alter the anatomical structure of the affected areas?
No. There are no incisions made during the procedure, so the affected areas remains intact throughout. In the event of a hemorrhoidal prolapse, the surgeon will perform a hemorrhoidopexy, lifting the tissue back into its anatomical position without impacting upon the natural state of the anus or rectum.
How long will I be in surgery for?
The THD procedure generally lasts between 30 and 45 minutes.
Which anesthetic will I be under?
THD is usually performed under general anesthetic.
Are there any follow-up treatments after THD?
Unless otherwise advised, you will not need to undergo any follow-up treatment. Any treatments you were already receiving can be safely resumed following surgery.
Do I need to follow a specific diet post-THD?
A high fiber diet is recommended to prevent constipation and the need to strain. This should include lots of fruit, vegetables and wholegrain, as well as plenty of water (11-16 cups per day).
How long before I can resume a normal life after THD?
Following the THD procedure you may feel discomfort for the first 72 hours. As there are no open wounds that require healing, you should have no problem resuming your normal routine once this time has passed.