PPH Surgery For
What PPH Surgery for Hemorrhoids
for “Procedure for Prolapse and Hemorrhoids” and is a phrase that is also used
to describe any of the following procedures:
They all refer to the same thing.
Prolapse is a condition
where the tissue referred to is literally falling out of place. This is what
happens when hemorrhoidal tissue begins to lose its original firm shape lining
the walls of the anal canal and droops toward the center of the canal.
The PPH Surgery for
Hemorrhoids procedure takes the internal hemorrhoidal tissue that is prolapsing
and restores it back to its original anatomical orientation through the use of
a device that lifts the tissue up into place and then excises or cuts off the
redundant portion of the drooping tissue all the way around the circumference
of the anal canal. It then staples the remaining two sides of the incision back
together all the way around the circumference of the canal.
Benefits and Risks of PPH Surgery
- Studies have noted that
patients who have PPH Surgery for hemorrhoids experience a shorter inpatient
stay than those that were treated with conventional surgical techniques.
- Patients report feeling less
pain with this procedure compared to that of conventional surgical procedures
for hemorrhoid surgery.
- The patient’s return to
normal activities happens sooner with this procedure than with conventional
On the other hand there are
some rare but none the less possible risks that can be had with this procedure.
- It is possible to damage the
rectal wall if an excessive amount of muscle tissue is drawn into the device during
- Because of the stretching of
the internal sphincter muscles during the procedure it is possible to
experience some short term or even long term loss of bowel control.
- There is always some risk of
developing pelvic sepsis following any surgical treatment that involves the
- When hemorrhoids are large
and confluent, this procedure may not be possible.
- Excessive tissue can be too
bulky to allow it to be drawn into the surgical device for proper excision.
- As with other hemorrhoid
surgical procedures, a patient may experience some persistent pain and an
urgency to go to the bathroom.
- A higher risk of recurrence
of hemorrhoids and the prolapsing of tissue is associated with the use of the
PPH Surgery for Hemorrhoids procedure.