A hemorrhoidectomy is a procedure for the surgical removal (excision) of hemorrhoids. Stapled hemorrhoidopexy involves stapling the last section of the large bowel, which reduces the supply of blood to the hemorrhoids and causes them to gradually shrink. The complications of a hemorrhoid surgery include pain, bleeding, infection, urine retention, abscess (a localized collection of pus), fistula formation (an abnormal communication path between the anus and rectum), loss of bowel control and anal stenosis (abnormal narrowing of the anus). Read more: What Are the Differences Between Stapled Hemorrhoidopexy and Hemorrhoidectomy? Article
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