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Laser Treatment for Hemorrhoids

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A presentation catering to the public, covers the basic anatomy, cause, manifestations and treatment options available to treat this very common condition. Special attention given to highlight laser hemorrhoidoplasty - one of the newer modalities currently available to surgeons to treat hemorrhoids. Session ended with a simple demonstration mimicking the procedure on models.

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Laser Treatment for Hemorrhoids

  1. 1. Laser Treatment for Hemorrhoids Chea Chan Hooi MD, MS, FMAS, DMAS, CMIA, AMM cheachanhooi@yahoo.com 085-329333
  2. 2. Content • Definition • History • Anatomy • Why they occur • Grades • Symptoms • Test • Treatment • Conclusion • Q&A • Demo
  3. 3. What are hemorrhoids? • Hemorrhoids – Abnormal swelling of blood vessels within anal canal and subsequent displacement outwards – 痔疮, piles, buasir – Two types • Internal • External
  4. 4. Historical treatment
  5. 5. Anatomy
  6. 6. Why hemorrhoids occur?
  7. 7. Grades of internal hemorrhoids
  8. 8. Symptoms of hemorrhoids
  9. 9. External hemorrhoids
  10. 10. Cancer
  11. 11. Tests • Blood test • Colonoscopy
  12. 12. Treatment options • Lifestyle changes – Avoid constipation – Physical activities – Reduce weight – Reading in toilet? • Medication • Interventions
  13. 13. Injection
  14. 14. Rubber band
  15. 15. Stapler
  16. 16. Surgery
  17. 17. Laser
  18. 18. Conclusion • Hemorrhoids are very common • Most common symptom is bleeding • Can be masking a cancer • Proper medical evaluation is important • Laser treatment of hemorrhoids is feasible
  19. 19. Thank you! Q&A?

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