What are Piles and Role of Minimal Access Surgery in Piles?
Piles are called haemorrhoids, too. Hemorrhoids in the anal canal are clusters, clumps, cushions of tissue-they are full of blood vessels, supporting tissue, muscle and elastic fibres. There are two general types of haemorrhoids: internal and external.
The treatment options available are as follows:
- Depending on the diagnosis, the doctor advises if home treatment is all you need or further intervention is required. Lifestyle and dietary modifications such as regular physical exercise, plenty of fluids and a high fibre diet provide symptomatic relief.
- Surgery: Surgery is used for particularly large piles. Generally, surgery is used when conservative treatment/management is not effective. Sometimes surgery is done on an outpatient basis – the patient goes home after the procedure.