Description of the procedure
Limitations: patients with grade IV of already advanced and unkempt hemorrhoidal disease with fixed non-reducible hemorrhoids, with irregular defecation or profuse bleeding and frequent inflammations.
In such cases, LHP is combined with some of the other surgical techniques – most commonly with classical hemorrhoidectomy, with great results, as well.
Course of the procedure
Reduction of the very hemorrhoidal nodes is done without damage to surrounding tissue. Branches of lower and lateral hemorrhoidal artery are obliterated (closed using laser beam), while preserving the mucosa and anal sphincter. Likewise, desired tissue reaction to the laser beam develops in 6 weeks after the intervention.
Return to all life and work activities is possible a couple of days after the intervention.
Side effects and complications
Possible disadvantage, in today’s situation, the price of this procedure, which is determined by the of one-time use fiber optic thread and set, can be a problem. That is why the application of this method in institutional healthcare is very sporadic.