Laser proctology is the surgical treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus using a laser. Common conditions treated with laser proctology include hemorrhoids, fissures, fistula, pilonidal sinus, and polyps. The technique is increasingly being used to treat piles in both women and men.
Laser (Light Amplification by Stimulated Radiation) is a light beam of high energy. This light beam is used to burn or cut the abnormality, which was the reason for the surgery. Present, laser techniques are very advanced and much safer; they leave no scars, are bloodless and less painful. They also cause lesser complications.
Laser surgery is an outpatient or day-care procedure, which offers many advantages over conventional surgery. For e.g., the laser technique not only treats hemorrhoids more effectively, but it also reduces post-operative pain. It also improves symptoms after surgeries, which were not meant to completely cure the patient. Similar results have been seen in patients external thrombosis, severe anal spasms, fissure, fistula, varicose veins, and sentinel tags. Specific advantages of laser surgery are:
Before the Surgery: Your doctor or surgeon will explain the entire procedure to you and the expected results. The medical team will give you specific instructions on what to do and what not to do before the surgery. They will also conduct some pre-operative examinations.
During Surgery: The surgery will be carried out by a team of anesthetists, the surgeon and support staff. The procedure will be carried out under local anesthesia. Depending on the condition, the operation lasts from a few minutes to one hour.
After Surgery: Laser proctology surgeries are usually conducted as out-patient procedures, but some patients may be monitored overnight. The time of recovery varies from patient to patient, but you can expect to resume normal activities in one or two days