Transanal Haemorrhoidal Dearterialisation (THD) is a minimally invasive surgical haemmorrhoid treatment. It may also be called haemorrhoid ligation, haemorrhoidal artery ligation or doppler guided ligation.
Haemorrhoids (also known as piles) are swollen blood vessels, which are commonly found within the lining of the back passage.
Haemorrhoids are a very common condition in adults. Symptoms often include:
- Bleeding during bowel movements (this is painless and you may notice small amounts of blood on your toilet tissue)
- Itching and irritation around the anal area
- Pain and discomfort
- A lump around the anus which can be sensitive
THD is performed as a daycase procedure under general anaesthetic. During the procedure, your consultant will use an ultrasound probe to identify the artery that supplies blood to the haemorrhoid. Once the artery is identified a stitch is placed to tie off the blood supply which shrinks the haemorrhoids.
This procedure is carried out in the area above the dentate line (an area without sensory nerves), meaning patients do not feel any stitches during or after the procedure.
After the procedure, some patients may feel discomfort in the rectal area but this usually dissipates within a matter of days. In most cases, patients are able to resume their normal activities within 24 – 48 hours.
At Hadley Wood Hospital, we offer an affordable THD package price. For more information on pricing, please contact our team who will be happy to advise.
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