Haemorrhoidal Artery Litigation – Safe and Effective Treatment of Early Haemmorhoids

In the case of symptomatic haemorrhoids, it is best to attempt conservative management first. This usually entails a high fibre diet and other methods to ensure regular bowel movements. If, however, conservative methods do not yield results, then we highly recommend the new HAL RAR procedure.

Haemorrhoidal Artery Litigation (HAL) is a minimally-invasive procedure that is designed to remove a haemorrhoid without the need for cutting. Furthermore, you don’t even need a general anaesthetic!

Surgeons can now use the latest technology to provide the most incredible level of precision. The results are phenomenal. A few sutures can now do what was previously only achieved with a scalpel. Dr Mastakov combines his medical expertise with the latest technology for impressive results. Contact us to book a consultation and find out how you can benefit.

Over the years, there have been several changes in the way we treat haemorrhoids (piles).

Haemorrhoids (or piles) is a very common condition. The symptoms continue to plague many people. Many people are reluctant to see a surgeon because they don’t want to undergo a surgical procedure. And yet, owing to advancements in medical technology, surgeons can now easily eliminate the symptoms and discomfort caused by haemorrhoids.

It certainly used to be the case that many patients had to have a haemorrhoidectomy. This is a surgerical procedure performed under general anaesthetic to excise (remove) the extended tissue. This involved a surgeon cutting away tissue, leaving wounds that had to heal. However, there was usually some degree of postoperative pain and discomfort, as well as the risk of complications. This is especially the case with procedures such as a haemorrhoidectomy where the wounds are in a delicate area that is prone to bacteria.

Other techniques were developed to reduce these postoperative symptoms, such as schlerotherapy and rubber band litigation. However, with the use of the latest medical technology, we have taken it one step further. Dr Mastakov performs what it known as the HAL RAR procedure, thereby ensuring his patients the best possible results. Contact us to book a consultation and find out how this procedure will benefit you.

Our patients now benefit from the latest development in haemorrhoid treatment: the HAL RAR procedure.

We use the Angiodin Hemorrhoid Doppler system in surgery. It uses a built-in miniature Doppler ultrasound device. Dr Mastakov uses the ultrasound to precisely identify the individual blood vessels in the anal canal and distal rectum that are supplying a patient’s haemorrhoids.

Haemorrhoidal artery ligation (HAL) means that the surgeon will litigate each individual heamorrhoidal artery with sutures. Essentially, Dr Mastakov will place a stitch around an artery and knot the ends. This ties off the artery and cuts off the blood supply.

The result of the artery ligation is a reduced blood flow to the haemorrhoids. Over the following days and weeks, the haemorroids will shrink and the symptoms will resolve.

Dr Mastakov will then also conduct a recto anal repair (RAR) if necessary. For the RAR procedure, the surgeon will apply a continuous running suture longitudinally over every prolapsed haemorroid. In other words, pulling the running stitch will then lift up any hanging (prolapsed) tissue.

Importantly, this ligation is carried out in the lower rectum. There are almost no pain nerves in this part of your body. Therefore, it is possible to perform this procedure under mild sedation. However, some patients prefer to have a general anaesthetic. To find out what would work best for you, contact us to book the next available consultation.

A Haemorrhoidal Artery Litigation is quick, safe, and effective.

Dr Mastakov will not perform any cutting. Because of this, there are no wounds. Therefore, this means that our patients usually feel well enough to go home the next day, or even the same day as the procedure.

You can expect the following benefits from a Haemorrhoidal Artery Litigation:

  • We will use HAL to treat the three primary symptoms of haemorrhoids: bleeding, itching, and pain.
  • We will use the recto anal repair (RAR) procedure to treat any prolapse (i.e. hanging tissue).
  • Dr Mastakov ensures that this is a minimally-invasive procedure.
  • You will, therefore, experience very little pain and a quick recovery.
  • There will be fewer intra-operative complications.
  • There are far fewer post-operative complications.
  • Many of our patients are able to return to work within as little as 24 to 48 hours, with minimal discomfort.

We recognise the fact that no two patients are the same.

Therefore, we tailor our treatments according to each specific case. If you are struggling with haemorrhoids, please contact us to book the next available consultation to enquire about this amazing procedure.