A. Michael Glover, MD, FACS

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Hemorrhoids - A. Michael Glover, MD - Knoxville,TN

Hemorrhoid Treatments

Depending on the severity of symptoms, hemorrhoids can be treated with several different options:

Change in Diet

  • Relief for mild symptoms of hemorrhoids frequently includes increased amounts of fiber (e.g., fruits, vegetables, breads and cereals, and fiber supplements) and fluids in the diet. Sitting in a warm tub of water can also provide some relief.

In-Office Treatment Options for Hemorrhoids

  • Rubber Band Ligation- Rubber band ligation works effectively on internal hemorrhoids that bleed or protrude with bowel movements. The procedure involves placing a small rubber band over the hemorrhoid, which cuts off its blood supply. The hemorrhoid and the band fall off in a few days and the wound usually heals in a week or two.
  • Infrared Coagulation- Infrared coagulation is a procedure that is performed with a special device using infrared light to treat internal hemorrhoid tissue.

Surgical Option

  • Hemorrhoidectomy-  A hemorrhoidectomy is performed as an outpatient.  This is the best method for the complete removal of external hemorrhoids. This procedure is performed under anesthesia.  A hemorrhoidectomy removes the excessive tissue that causes the bleeding and protrusion.

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A. Michael Glover, MD, FACS
501 20th Street, Suite 501
Ft. Sanders Professional Building
Knoxville, TN 37916
(865) 525-4109

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