What are hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are a condition in which
the veins around the rectum become swollen when stretched under
pressure. Sitting for prolonged periods on the toilet can contribute
to this. While hemorrhoids are not dangerous, they can be very
• standing or sitting for
extended periods of time
• severe coughing
• heavy lifting
Types of hemorrhoids
Internal – don’t hurt or itch, sometimes causes
bleeding which should be evaluated to rule out a more serious
External – pain, burning, itching, bleeding
PPH – Procedure
for Prolapse & Hemorrhoids------
At CCS, surgeons
are offering a new procedure--PPH which is short for Procedure
for Prolapse & Hemorrhoids. This involves a way to uniformly
remove that redundant tissue that forms hemorrhoids. See
below. . .
PPH technique reduces the enlargement of hemorrhoidal tissue
Minimally invasive surgical approach• Less Pain – procedure
is performed above the pain line, affecting fewer nerve endings• Quicker
Recovery – return to work and activities sooner• Fewer
overall complications• Need for less post-operative pain
About the procedure
• Uses a hemorrhoidal circular stapler device
Procedure “lifts up” and repositions the tissue.
• Reduces the blood flow to the internal hemorrhoids
Hemorrhoids then shrink within 4- 6 weeks after the procedure
and allows the anal tissue to be restored to its original anatomical
Call for an appointment 336 - 387-8100 and inquire about PPH.