What Is a Haemorrhoidectomy?

Haemorrhoidectomy is a procedure to remove severe haemorrhoids which are also known as piles. The procedure is common and generally safe, but recovery after the surgery can take a few weeks and can be painful.

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Haemorrhoidectomy wait time in public hospitals in Australia

Public Wait Time can be up to

0 days *

The Public Health System In Australia Has A Waiting Period For General Surgeries - 90% Of Patients Waited This Length Of Time For This Procedure In The 2019/2020 Calendar Year.

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Haemorrhoidectomy - who is it for?

Who is a Haemorrhoidectomy for?

Haemorrhoidectomy might be suggested when the haemorrhoids are exceptionally large or non-surgical treatments do not work.

What are the benefits?

Removing haemorrhoids will relieve uncomfortable symptoms, however there are chances that haemorrhoids can return. A haemorrhoidectomy is a day surgery and you can return home on the same day.

What happens During Surgery?

If you are having a haemorrhoidectomy, you will be asked to fast for a few hours before the surgery. A haemorrhoidectomy is performed under a general anaesthetic.

There are several types of haemorrhoidectomy procedures. 

  • The haemorrhoids can be removed.
  • Pull back the haemorrhoids and stapled in place inside the rectum.
  • Close the arteries to the haemorrhoids to help them shrink.

How long will I stay in hospital?

A haemorrhoidectomy is a day surgery and you can return home on the same day.

What is my recovery time?

You will spend a short period of time in recovery after surgery to allow the anaesthetic to wear off. Your surgeon will come to discuss findings and arrange a follow up appointment. The surgery team will confirm that you are able to empty your bowels before allowing you to be discharged. You will not be able to drive under the influence of the anaesthetic so please arrange for someone to take you home.

Pain may be present when opening your bowels after the operation. Consume food that contains plenty of fibre and drink 2 – 3 litres of fluid per day to avoid constipation. It is recommended to take 1 – 2 weeks off work following the procedure.

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Do you qualify for This Self Pay Procedure?

You are suitable for this surgery if:

  • You are over 16 years of age
  • You are not pregnant
  • You do not require complex rehabilitation or have a chronic disease that would require immediate post-operative care in an intensive care unit
  • You do not have sickle cell anaemia, renal failure or have had a cardiac arrest or cardiac intervention (e.g. insertions of stents) in the last six months
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