WebMD has published a comprehensive look at your surgical options for hemorrhoids, in a wide-ranging article that covers several of the modalities we employ at the renowned Los Angeles Proctology Institute.
It also includes a helpful guide to hemorrhoid severity, outlining which surgical option is the wisest for each type of hemorrhoids depending on how serious the outbreak is:
For instance, sclerotherapy might be considered for the treatment of grade 1 and grade 2 hemorrhoids, and rubber band ligation might be considered for grade 2 and grade 3 hemorrhoids. Sclerotherapy involves injecting a chemical solution to reduce the blood supply to the hemorrhoids. In rubber band ligation, the hemorrhoids are tied off at the base, making them fall off after a while. If someone has grade 3 or grade 4 hemorrhoids, it might be necessary to surgically remove them.
Whatever type of hemorrhoids you have, a good hemorrhoid specialist such as a proctologist will take a full history and determine a conservative and effective course of treatment.
Dr. Maz is widely considered the leading hemorrhoid doctor in Los Angeles, with Southern California offices in Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach. Call today to schedule an appointment.