A hemorrhoidectomy is an operation to remove hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins located in or around the anus and rectum. Hemorrhoids can cause discomfort, pain, or bleeding.

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Hemorrhoidectomy is used to treat painful, swollen hemorrhoids. The procedure is most often done for the following reasons:

  • Hemorrhoid symptoms do not get better with other therapies
  • Severely bleeding hemorrhoids
  • Hemorrhoid containing a blood clot
  • Hemorrhoids that protrude through the anus