Information on Symptoms and Causes of Hemorrhoidal Disease

What is HD?

Hemorrhoidal Disease (HD) is a
condition that affects many
Americans. Read more about the
causes and symptoms of it here.

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Quick, Painless, and Easy Treatment for Hemorrhoidal Disease

Quick. Painless. Ultroid.

With our advanced system,
internal hemorrhoid treatment
can be as simple as a single office
visit with no surgical procedures.

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Flexible Treatment Options for a Variety of Hemorrhoidal Disease Variations

Internal HD Treatment

Other procedures require
general anasthesia and have a
painful recovery period, but
not the Ultroid treatment.

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David H. Shapiro, M.D. - Experienced, Professional, and Compassionate Care

David H. Shapiro, M.D.

Experienced, Professional, and Compassionate Care

Dr. Shapiro is certified by the American Board of Surgery and has extensive experience in the treatment of hemorrhoids. He contributed to the research and design of the device he uses in his office to painlessly treat HD. Dr. Shapiro has just retired from the full time faculty of the Department of Surgery at the University of South Florida and now holds the appointment of Clinical Professor of Surgery, where he is engaged in the education of medical students. He brings the advantages of his education at Williams College, Tufts Medical School and training at Yale in surgery to his practice at HTCF. His goal is to give compassionate, professional and skilled care to his patients. » Read More

Hemorrhoid Treatment Center of Florida

Hemorrhoidal Disease (HD) is a condition which afflicts a significant portion of the American population with pain and discomfort that can be nearly unbearable at times. Unfortunately, many people simply suffer through the pain because they feel embarrassed about the condition or are afraid of invasive surgery. Thanks to our advanced hemorrhoid treatment solution, however, this doesn't have to be the case.

Introducing Painless Hemorrhoid SurgeryThoughout the decades, I've assisted hundreds of men and women in reclaiming their life from painful hemorrhoids. It is my mission to make this process even easier for our patients. Hemorrhoid Treatment Center of Florida is now using a new method which eliminates the need for a needle injection for the local anesthesia for the excision of external hemorrhoids and skin tags that are not able to be treated with the Ultroid device.
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At The Hemorrhoid Treatment Center of Florida, we employ a state-of-the-art treatment system that targets and treats internal hemorrhoids without requiring any form of surgery, anesthesia, or invasive preparations. In a matter of minutes during a simple office visit, we offer treatment of Internal Hemorrhoidal Disease for cases of nearly any degree of severity. Contact us today to set up a free consultation with a Tampa proctologist to discuss how you can be free of HD.

Quick, Easy, and Painless Treatment Options

Traditionally, removal of problematic hemorrhoids required long, invasive surgery with anesthesia and many preparatory procedures that were intrusive to the patient's way of life. This sort of treatment has turned many people off to the idea of treating their condition for fear of time constraints, recovery time, invasive surgical procedures, or other unforeseen complications. These concerns are, in large part, a thing of the past for current HD sufferers.

Most cases of internal and mixed Hemorrhoidal Disease can be treated easily and effectively in a matter of minutes with the Ultroid® hemorrhoid treatment system. This non-invasive process can be undergone in-office with no interruptions to your lifestyle. Eat what you want before the procedure, come in for a short office visit, and even ride your bike home, if you so choose. Simply contact us to schedule a free consultation, arrange a visit to our office, and schedule the procedure for your most convenient time. With our system, relief is just that easy.

Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation and discuss what treatment options are available for you.

Private Suffering

Many HD sufferers feel uncomfortable approaching their doctor about their condition or asking anyone what they should do about symptoms associated with hemorrhoids. They would rather suffer the pain and discomfort of Hemorrhoidal Disease than face the supposed embarrassment of people knowing they are troubled with hemorrhoids.

The fact is, however, that HD is a very common condition, especially in seniors, those who are very physically active or do a lot of heavy lifting, new mothers, and anyone who often sits in one place for an extended period of time. There is no need to feel embarrassed about the condition. Many others have suffered through the same situation you may be experiencing. The important thing is that you get relief from the discomfort of HD.

Get started down the road to relief today by calling our office or using our online contact form. We welcome your call and look forward to helping you restore your comfort and dignity.

What Is Hemorrhoidal Disease?

Hemorrhoidal Disease (HD) is often referred to by other names, including "piles" and misspellings of "hemorrhoid" (such as hemroid, hemorroid, hemmoroid, "roids", etc.). Regardless of its moniker, HD is a condition in which certain veins in the anal canal become inflamed or swollen. The condition can manifest as internal hemorrhoids (located entirely inside the anal canal), external hemorrhoids (protruding from the anus), or a mixture of the two. Ultimately, hemorrhoidal disease is a benign condition that rarely causes any significant issues, but it can be annoying and painful to those who suffer from it.

HD is generally caused by extended periods of pressure on the veins in the anus, which often happens in a variety of circumstances. HD is commonly brought on by heavy lifting, strenuous physical activity, birthing labor, extended periods of sitting, and straining during bowel movements. Hemorrhoid prevention is often a matter of careful regulation of diet, physical activity, and bowel habits. Practice a well-balanced diet with plenty of fiber and water intake, avoid frequent and extended periods of heavy lifting or straining, and don't force or strain bowel movements; these tips will help keep you free of HD.

The symptoms of hemorrhoidal disease usually include itching, pain, or bleeding, especially during bowel movements, as well as difficulty cleaning or blood on the paper after one. Internal hemorrhoids are generally painless, however, marked primarily by visible blood in stool or on the paper. You should always consult with a physician to determine whether you have Hemorrhoidal Disease, but we have compiled information about Hemorrhoidal Disease on our site to assist you in learning about the condition.

In addition to hemorrhoid treatment, the proctologists at the Hemorrhoid Treatment Center of Florida are equipped to diagnose and treat a number of other perianal diseases, including anal fissues, skin tags, perianal dermatitis, and rectal prolapse. If you're experiencing symptoms of Hemorrhoidal Disease or any other perianal disease, such as bleeding or sharp pain during a bowel movement, itching or irritation of the anus, or blood spotting on toilet tissue, our experienced medical professionals can provide you the help you need to achieve relief.


Hemorrhoid Treatment Center of Florida - Tampa Bay Hemorrhoid Treatment

Relief from troublesome hemorrhoids doesn't have to be a hassle. The experienced and dedicated Clearwater proctologists at the Hemorrhoid Treatment Center of Florida are capable and fully equipped to treat a variety of hemorrhoid issues in a fast, effective, and compassionate manner. We proudly serve Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Palm Harbor and nearby areas. Call us today at (727) 724-4279 or use our online contact form to set up a free consultation with a physician and get started with relieving your condition in no time at all.

Relief in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Call us

    for a free consultation with a physician.

  2. Arrange a visit

    for a comprehensive evaluation with an MD and discuss the best treatment option for you.

  3. Schedule the procedure

    appropriate for you, performed in the office by an experienced professional.

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