Hemorrhoid Removal Surgery | Chicago, Illinois

A hemorrhoidectomy is a surgical procedure to remove hemorrhoids.

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Hemorrhoidectomy is the surgical procedure used to remove hemorrhoids. During this surgery, the doctor makes small incisions around the anus to excise the hemorrhoids.

Our patients often opt to include a hemorrhoidectomy alongside their vaginoplasty and labiaplasty procedures, either as an add-on or as a standalone operation.

FemSculpt™ is the first practice dedicated exclusively to feminine rejuvenation. Dr. Sue Kafali is a board certified cosmetic gynecologist and is a renowned expert in women's vaginal rejuvenation and sexual wellness. Our procedures can help address the aesthetic and functional issues in order to restore a woman’s intimate well-being.

Hemorrhoids Frequently Asked Questions

What are hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swollen veins in the anus and lower rectum.

Hemorrhoids tend to affect women more than men, often exacerbated by pregnancy, which increases the likelihood of developing them. Genetic predisposition plays a significant role, alongside factors such as constipation, asthma, and obesity. Activities like weight-bearing exercise and fluctuations in weight can also contribute. Additionally, a genetic component involving collagen structure weakness in blood vessel walls can lead to bulging vessels and the formation of hemorrhoids in the rectal canal.

Hemorrhoids are caused by increased pressure in the lower rectum, which can lead to the swelling of the veins in that area. Several factors can contribute to this increased pressure, including:

  1. Straining during bowel movements: This is often due to constipation, a common cause of hemorrhoids.
  2. Prolonged sitting: Sitting for long periods, especially on the toilet, can increase pressure on the veins in the anus and rectum.
  3. Heavy lifting: Regularly lifting heavy objects can also strain the veins in the rectum.
  4. Pregnancy: The weight of the baby places pressure on the abdomen, leading to increased pressure in the veins of the lower rectum. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can also weaken the veins.
  5. Obesity: Excess body weight can significantly increase pressure on the abdominal and rectal veins.
  6. Diet: A diet low in fiber can lead to constipation, which can exacerbate the condition.
  7. Aging: As one ages, the tissue around the veins in the rectum and anus can weaken and stretch, increasing the risk of hemorrhoids.

Preventing and managing these factors can help reduce the risk of developing hemorrhoids or experiencing exacerbations of existing hemorrhoids.

How Are hemorrhoids treated?

Treatment options vary depending on your inidividual case. External hemorrhoids can be removed, but internal ones require evaluation by colorectal surgeons. If hemorrhoids are asymptomatic and not causing bleeding, surgical intervention may not be necessary. However, if your external hemorrhoids are hurting intimacy or confidence, removal can be considered.

This procedure can be done as a stand alone procedure, however it is often done in combination with other vaginal rejuvenation procedures including:

How are hemorrhoids Removed?

This procedure involves the surgical excision of the hemorrhoids under general anesthesia. Dr. Kafali will makes incisions around the hemorrhoids and removes them.

A hemorrhoidectomy can cause significant discomfort and swelling, advising them to utilize prescribed pain medication and ice packs for relief. Additionally, Dr. Kafali will provide comprehensive pre-operative and post-operative instructions to help prevent constipation and promote optimal recovery.

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Dr. Sue Kafali is a board-certified Cosmetic Gynecologist.

Board Certified OB/GYN, Cosmetic Gynecologist & Wellness Doctor

Dr. Sue Kafali, FACOG, is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  Dr. Kafali's Chicago background in gynecology and female reproductive health inspired her to open the first and only practice dedicated exclusively to cosmetic gynecology & sexual wellness for women. Dr. Sue Kafali specializes in performing vaginal rejuvenation procedures, including
Labiaplasty Labia Minor Reduction, Vaginal Tightening, Labial Puff Fat Transfer, Labial Puff Filler Injections, O-ShotCleft of Venus Narrowing, Perineoplasty, Clitoral Hood Reduction, and Vaginal Tightening (Vaginoplasty).

Dr. Kafali's dedication to women's health, compassion, and exceptional patient care has earned her numerous awards, including the Top 10 OB/GYN Doctors in Illinois.

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FemSculpt™ is the first Cosmetic Gynecology practice exclusively dedicated to Vaginal Rejuvenation & Intimate Wellness in Chicago, Illinois. We offer both in-person consultations for $250 and virtual consultations for $150. Simply sign up below and you will receive an call and email from our patient coordinator to schedule. You may call our office (312) 809-9983  to schedule right away. The cost of your consultation will be applied towards the cost of your procedure.

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