Hemorrhoids are an unpleasant condition caused by swelling and inflammation of the veins located in the anus and rectum area. When an enlarged vein becomes irritated, inflamed and clogged, a hemorrhoid forms, leading to a great deal of pain and discomfort.
Due to the reputation of hemorrhoid procedures being extremely painful after the procedure, patients are reluctant to seek care and endure the pain and inconvenience of symptomatic hemorrhoids.
Although there are still painful and difficult procedures still in use by many hemorrhoid specialists, the Hemorrhoid Treatment Center of Florida employs methods of treatment for internal hemorrhoids that are painless and do not require the extensive preparation, anesthesia in the case of internal hemorrhoids or long recovery time that has been the usual experience
The HET procedure is for internal hemorrhoids that are located above the dentate line, so there is no need for any type of anesthesia. All of this leads to one of the easiest noninvasive treatments available for getting rid of hemorrhoids.
Removal of external hemorrhoids that are below the dentate line requires local anesthesia. Pain following the procedure is not severe enough to stop normal activities in most cases and the discomfort usually does not require pain medication after 3 to 4 days. This is in stark contrast to the legendary perception that the removal of hemorrhoids requires recovery time that is measured in weeks. After the treatment, the doctor will give you a detailed list of instructions for home care
Both procedures ca be done in the office at the Hemorrhoid Treatment Center of Florida, so there is no need for the expense and inconvenience of treatment in the hospital. Arrangements can be made for those patients that prefer to have anesthesia at an out patient surgery center.
With the inconvenience and worry that comes with hemorrhoidal disease (HD), it is important to find solutions to this medical issue sooner rather than later. If you are dealing with HD and would like to know what your options are for treatment, call (727) 724-4279 to schedule a free consultation with the experienced and knowledgeable Dr. David H. Shapiro at the Hemorrhoid Treatment Center of Florida.
Dr. Shapiro has over 40 years of medical experience, which includes time as a Clinical professor of Surgery at the University of South Florida. In addition to this extensive experience, he was also a prominent figure in the development of the Ultroid® treatment method itself.
Our Clearwater location is convenient for many Florida residents and caters specifically to Clearwater, Tampa, St. Petersburg and many other cities within Pinellas County and Hillsborough County.