Haemorrhoidectomy

(Piles Surgery)

Summary

A haemorrhoidectomy  is a procedure to remove your piles. Haemorrhoids or piles, are swellings that contain enlarged blood vessels that are found inside or around the bottom (the rectum and anus). Most haemorrhoids are mild and sometimes don’t even cause symptoms. When there are symptoms, these usually include: • bleeding after passing a stool (the blood will be bright red) • itchy bottom • a lump hanging down outside of the anus, which may need to be pushed back in after passing a stool

The exact cause of haemorrhoids is unclear, although they are associated with increased pressure in the blood vessels in and around your anus. Most cases are thought to be caused by excessive straining on the toilet, due to prolonged constipation, often resulting from a lack of fibre in your diet. A haemorrhoidectomy may be recommended if other treatments for piles (haemorrhoids) have not been successful, or if you have haemorrhoids that are not suitable for non-surgical treatment.

  • Arranging your Treatment

    Before going ahead with this treatment, you will need to have an initial consultation with a specialist Consultant to go through your medical history and diagnosis. At this appointment, your consultant will confirm the exact treatment you require.

    If you would like to have an initial consultation, you can call us and we can help you find the consultant best for you.

    Alternatively, if you have already been diagnosed as needing a particular operation or treatment, our Reservations team can give you a guide price for this to be carried out at KIMS Hospital and book an appointment for you to meet a consultant.

    Call our Reservations team on 01622 237 727 or email enquiries@kims.org.uk

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  • Paying for your Treatment

    You can be treated at KIMS by using your private medical insurance or by paying for yourself.

    If you have private medical insurance, you will need to contact your insurer to ensure you are covered for the initial consultation prior to making an appointment and obtain an authorisation number. The insurance company will then need to be advised if you require further treatment. The insurance company usually settles bills on your behalf.

    If you are paying for your own treatment, you will need to pay for an initial consultation. This will be confirmed at the time of booking but is typically £150-£250. You will also need to pay for any associated diagnostic tests your consultant recommends (for example x-rays and blood tests).

    Following this consultation, if you don’t need any further treatment or if you decide paying for yourself isn’t the right option, there is no commitment to proceed further.

    If you require the operation or procedure to be carried out, you will receive a quote for your treatment. In most case this will be the fixed price package quoted on this website. If this quote is different for any reason, we will provide an explanation (see what’s included below). This quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

    Payment is required 7 days prior to admission.

  • Prices

    The table below shows the approximate price for this treatment, which may vary depending on your individual case (see what’s included below).

    Patient pathway Diagnostic investigations Main treatment Post-discharge care Guide Price
    Hospital fees n/a £2,500 Included £2,500
    Guide price Nil £2,500 Nil £2,500
  • What’s Included

    The fixed price package above includes all the costs associated with this treatment at KIMS Hospital.

    You will be given a quote prior to admission to confirm this cost. The amount you are quoted may differ from the published price for a number of reasons:

    • The Consultant you choose 
    • Your medical history and whether you have any associated medical conditions which may impact this treatment
    • The type of anaesthetic your Consultant advises is best for you 
    • The type of implant or drug you choose or your Consultant advises is best for you

    In some cases, if you have certain pre-existing medical conditions, it may not be possible to provide you with a fixed price for your Main Treatment. If this is the case, the hospital will discuss the available options with you. Your quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

A haemorrhoidectomy takes around 20 minutes to perform under general anaesthetic.  A conventional haemorrhoidectomy involves gently opening the anus so the haemorrhoids can be cut out. You will need to take a week or so off work to recover. You will probably experience significant pain after the operation, but you will be given painkillers. You may still have pain a few weeks after the procedure, which can also be controlled with painkillers. After having a haemorrhoidectomy, there is around a 1 in 20 chance of the haemorrhoids returning, which is lower than with non-surgical treatments. Adopting or continuing a high-fibre diet after surgery is recommended to reduce this risk. Most patients go home on the same day of the surgery.

 To find out more:

If you would like to come to KIMS contact our Reservations team on 01622 237 727 or email enquiries@kims.org.uk

Our Consultants

  • Mr Simon Bailey

    BSc (Hons) MB BS (London) MSc MRCS FRCS (Gen Surg)

    • Colonoscopy
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    • Haemorrhoid Treatment (HALO Procedure)
    • Haemorrhoidectomy
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair
    • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Mr Haythem Ali

    MBchB FRCS (Eng) FRCS (Gen) MD Lon

    • Anti-reflux surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    • Haemorrhoidectomy
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair
    • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Professor Henk Wegstapel

    MD, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Gen Surg)

    • Colonoscopy
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    • Gastroscopy or Endoscopy
    • Haemorrhoidectomy
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair
    • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Mr Neil Kukreja

    MBBS, MSc FRCS

    • Colonoscopy
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
    • Gastroscopy or Endoscopy
    • Haemorrhoid Treatment (HALO Procedure)
    • Haemorrhoidectomy
    • Sigmoidoscopy