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Haemorrhoid Removal (Haemorrhoidectomy)

Dealing with haemorrhoids can significantly impact your comfort and quality of life. At St John & Elizabeth Hospital, we prioritise your health and well-being by offering advanced treatment options such as haemorrhoid removal surgery. This procedure is designed to relieve the discomfort caused by haemorrhoids, aiming for a swift and comfortable recovery.

Also known as: haemorrhoidectomy or piles surgery

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Everything You Need to Know

Haemorrhoid removal surgery is a proven method for treating haemorrhoids, particularly when less invasive treatments have been unsuccessful or when haemorrhoids are severe. Our approach focuses on removing haemorrhoids with precision, ensuring minimal discomfort and promoting a faster recovery.

The surgery can be performed under general or spinal anaesthesia, depending on your specific situation and the extent of the haemorrhoids. It involves the careful removal of the haemorrhoids, with our surgeons using techniques that reduce the risk of complications and minimise pain during recovery.

Before Surgery

Preparing for your haemorrhoid surgery is a crucial step towards a successful outcome. Our dedicated team is committed to providing comprehensive support and guidance throughout your journey.

Consultation and Assessment

Your journey begins with an in-depth consultation with our surgical team. This discussion allows you to discuss your symptoms, review your medical history, and address any concerns. It’s essential to ensure that haemorrhoid removal is the best option for your health needs.

At St John & St Elizabeth Hospital we are offering tailored haemorrhoid treatment based on your symptoms:

  • Traditional haemorrhoidectomy
  • THD Haemorrhoidectomy
  • Laser Haemorrhoidectomy
  • Banding and injection sclerotherapy

Pre-treatment Preparations

  • Medical History Review: You should inform your surgeon about any existing medical conditions, allergies, and medications you’re currently taking. This information is vital for customizing the procedure to your unique health requirements.
  • Allergy Check: Please inform us about any allergies you have, especially to anaesthetics or medications, to ensure your utmost safety during surgery.

During Surgery

Our goal is to make your haemorrhoid removal surgery as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Here’s what to expect:

  • Preparation: Upon arrival, you’ll be prepared for surgery. This includes cleaning the surgical area to prevent infection and administering anaesthesia to ensure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure.
  • The Surgery: Your surgeon will carefully remove the haemorrhoids, focusing on precision and minimising any impact on surrounding tissues.
  • Post-Procedure Care: After the removal, the surgical area is carefully closed with sutures, and you’ll gradually be brought out of anaesthesia.

After Surgery

Recovery from haemorrhoid removal surgery at St John & Elizabeth Hospital is typically straightforward, with most patients experiencing a smoother and quicker recovery compared to more invasive procedures. However, following our post-surgery advice is key to ensuring the best possible recovery experience.

Immediate Aftercare

  • Rest: It’s important to rest adequately during the first few days after surgery to aid your body’s healing process.
  • Pain Management: You may experience some discomfort, which is normal. Our team will provide effective pain management solutions to keep you comfortable.

from £165*

Price depends on the type of procedure performed.

How to pay for your treatment

If you’re… paying for yourself

Did you know you don’t need private medical insurance to come to St John & St Elizabeth Hospital? As a self-pay patient, you can access safe, outstanding quality health care at times to suit you.

For scans and tests, as well as to see most consultants, you’ll still need to be referred by a medical professional like your GP, but as a self-pay patient, the process is more straightforward. You won’t need authorisation from an insurance provider, and you’ll have greater choice of consultant and appointment times.

If you’re… insured

St John & St Elizabeth Hospital is approved by all major medical insurance companies. If you have a personal private health insurance policy, or your company provide it for you, you can use it to pay for your care from your initial consultation through to treatment, surgery and aftercare such as physiotherapy. Not all private health insurance plans cover the same things. It’s very important to check exactly what you are covered for with your insurance provider.



You will have an initial consultation with a colorectal surgeon specialising in haemorrhoid treatment. This session is essential for assessing your condition and discussing any discomfort or symptoms you’ve been experiencing.


Treatment Plan

The surgeon will review your medical history during your appointment and conduct a thorough examination. If necessary, additional tests may be recommended to determine the severity of your haemorrhoids. Based on this assessment, your doctor will discuss the benefits and risks associated with haemorrhoid removal surgery and what you can expect during recovery. Together, you will decide if haemorrhoid removal is the most suitable treatment for you.



Suppose surgery is deemed the best course of action. In that case, you may be advised to undertake specific preparatory steps to ensure the area is in optimal condition for the procedure, leading to better surgical outcomes. This might include dietary recommendations or using topical treatments to reduce symptoms.


Pre-op Assessment

Should you opt for surgery, a pre-operative assessment is required. This standard ‘fitness for surgery’ check-up ensures you are healthy enough for the procedure and helps identify any factors that could influence the surgery or recovery process.



Haemorrhoid removal surgery is typically performed under general anaesthesia. Depending on your case, you will be informed about the specific method of removal that will be used. The goal is to ensure you experience the least discomfort and promote a swift recovery.



Post-surgery, it’s vital to follow all given aftercare instructions closely. This includes keeping the surgical area clean and dry, managing pain with prescribed medications, and attending follow-up appointments. We also recommend avoiding strenuous activities for a specified period to ensure proper healing.



Your first follow-up visit will be scheduled for two weeks post-surgery to monitor your recovery and address any stitches that need removal. Further check-ups may be planned for 6 weeks, 12 weeks, and 6 months post-surgery to ensure a smooth recovery and to address any concerns or complications should they arise.

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