The question of "whether hemorrhoids can be cured, without undergoing an operation" deserves particular attention. There are many who think "I want a cure for operation of hemorrhoids with medicine without undergoing an operation, since it would be painful. " An operation is in fact not recommended to all those that visit the clinic.  However if aches or bleeding do not stop, surgery may be only solution.

1) Conservative therapy

If the hemorrhoid condition is not serious then a medicine (suppository, ointment, or oral medicine) can be taken on a regular, out patient basis.  Cures of about 60 percent of cases can be achieved in this way.

2) The simple excision (electric scalpel and laser surgical unit use)

This is the method for excising 1 or 2 small hemorrhoids, internal or external, and anal fissures, or polyps.  Hospitalization is for one night and two days, with complete recovery generally within one month.  Such surgery may also be possible for women who are pregnant and elderly people.

3) The freezing therapy (frozen scalpel use)

The frozen scalpel was introduced into our clinic in 1973.  Liquid carbon dioxide is used, and at -31 degrees, the affected parts, such as hemorrhoids, are frozen and removed.

4) Ligation and excision (electric scalpel and laser surgical unit use)

This method is used for anal prolapse, and requires hospitalization for about two weeks.

Q. "Is an operation for hemorrhoids painful?"

A. Man's most sensitive areas for pain perception are the fingertip and the anus.  However, there are various painkillers and the operation method is well established so that pain can be minimized.  A bath can be taken from the 2nd day after surgery, and aches may be ameliorated by warming the lower half of the body.

Q. [ "How long is the operation and what is the hospitalization period?" ].

A. The operation time is about 5 - 10 minutes for hemorrhoids, with a stay of one night and two days, and for anal prolapse the hospitalization is for two weeks.  For an anal fistula one - two weeks is usual.

 (Notes 1)

Anesthesia is required for surgery.  Lumbar vertebra anesthesia is ideal, for major surgery, but operations on anal parts can be conducted under partial anesthesia of the circumference of the anus in our clinic.  Although the partial anesthesia is safe and having the advantages of not taking time.  With severe anal prolapse, or a deep anal fistula, where special problems may arise, we make introduction to suitable hospitals for major surgery.

(Notes 2)

In our clinic, the number of operated cases is an average of 130 per month with the total exceeding 43000 examples since the commencement of business in 1968.  Of 80% of these hospitalization was for only two days and one night.  For cracks to heal up completely takes about one month so that we generally advise rest and absence from work for seven - ten days.