Hemorrhoids are veins found around the anus that can become abnormally
enlarged due to chronic constipation or straining (such as childbirth or weightlifting).
When these veins grow, they can cause symptoms such as bleeding, pain,
or itchiness and can be associated with a change in bowel habits.
Hemorrhoid Embolization Procedure
An interventional Radiologist performs this minimally invasive
procedure under a ‘twilight sleep’ or under light anesthesia.
Advantages of Embolization Procedure
Preserves anal continence
Leaves hemorrhoidal tissue in place
Does not involve the creation of rectal wounds
No general anesthesia needed
Performed in an outpatient lab and can return to full activity after 3 days of the procedure
By the Numbers
More than half of Americans suffer from Hemorrhoids by the age of 50
49% of people have a recurrence of symptoms after treatment
Peak age 45-65 years old
Many women get hemorrhoids during pregnancy and childbirth
#1 Cause of internal hemorrhoids is constipation
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