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Bay Surgical Specialists

Surgeons located in St. Petersburg, FL

Hemorrhoidectomy Specialist

Patients suffering from the discomfort of hemorrhoids can seek treatment including a hemorrhoidectomy from Dr. Rossidis at Bay Surgical Specialists. He helps patients from the Tampa Bay area to relieve the uncomfortable itching and burning sensations associated with piles at Bay Surgical Specialists, located in St. Petersburg and Pasadena, FL.

Hemorrhoidectomy Q & A

Bay Surgical Specialists

What are hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins located in a person’s anus and lower rectum. Hemorrhoids present symptoms including itching and burning sensations, discomfort, swelling or the appearance of lumps around the anus and bleeding during bowel movements. The condition can be caused by straining during bowel movements, increased pressure from pregnancy or obesity, anal trauma, or chronic diarrhea or constipation. Hemorrhoids are more likely to occur in older adults as the tissues supporting the veins in this delicate area can stretch and weaken with aging.

What is a hemorrhoidectomy?

A hemorrhoidectomy is the surgical removal of a hemorrhoid. Most of the time, this procedure is performed with general or spinal anesthesia. During the procedure, incisions are made with a scalpel or a laser in the tissue surrounding the hemorrhoid and the swollen vein trapped inside is tied off to prevent bleeding. Then the hemorrhoid is removed and the treated area is closed with a couple of stitches.

What should be expected after surgery?

Since the surgery is performed under general anesthesia, the patient will need someone to drive them home, if they are not going to stay over night. Patients are given a long-acting local anesthetic, which usually lasts for between 6 and 12 hours, to provide pain relief directly following the procedure. If the patient is not going to stay overnight, they will not be discharged until the anesthesia wears off and they are able to urinate. Patients may experience some discomfort following the procedure. The doctor will write a prescription or suggest over-the-counter medications to ease any painful sensations. Ice packs may also be helpful. Patients should eat a bland, soft and gentle diet including plenty of liquids for the first few days following surgery and slowly add more fibrous foods and move back to a normal diet. If bowel movements are painful an analgesic or local numbing medicine can be applied. The doctor may suggest a stool softener for future use, as straining to make a bowel movement can cause hemorrhoids to form.

Insurances Accepted

This is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Aetna
AmeriGroup
Assurant Health
Averde
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida (Florida Blue)
Cigna
Coventry Health Care
Humana
Medicaid
Medicare
Preferred Care Partners
Tricare
UnitedHealthcare
Wellcare
Location
Bay Surgical Specialists
960 7th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Phone: 727-228-8465
Fax: 727-825-1357
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Bay Surgical Specialists
960 7th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705