Stapled hemorrhoidectomy a surgical procedure for treating hemorrhoids. Stapled hemorrhoidectomy is designed primarily to treat internal hemorrhoids, however, external hemorrhoids may be reduced as well if they are present. The procedure is faster than a traditional hemorrhoidectomy and is generally associated with less pain. Risk of the procedure include bleeding, infection, anal fissuring, anal or rectal wall narrowing due to scaring. Read more: Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy Article
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