Haemorrhoid Artery Ligation Operation (HALO, HAL-RAR)

Haemorrhoids are a common condition and depending on their severity can be treated in a number of ways. The conventional surgery for haemorrhoids involve excising the enlarged and abnormal haemorrhoid tissue. Unfortunately, this treatment can result in wounds surrounding the anus and result in a significant amount of pain and discomfort for some time after the operation.

More recently, an innovative technique, known as Haemorrhoid Artery Ligation Operation (HALO), or Haemorrhoid Artery Ligation with Recto-Anal Repair (HAL-RAR), has been developed which utilises a special probe that locates the artery feeding the haemorrhoid, allowing the surgeon to accurately and effectively tie it off. Any enlarged and prolapsed (hanging outside) haemorrhoid is also sutured back into place. This leads to shrinkage of the haemorrhoid. As there is minimal cutting involved, the operation is much less painful compared to the traditional operation and can be usually be performed as a day case operation, with patients commonly returning to work after 48 hours.

Mr Eugene Ong is able to discuss with you what is the most suitable procedure to manage your haemorrhoids, from performing simple yet effective rubber-band ligation, to traditional surgery where the haemorrhoids are excised.

For more information on the Haemorrhoid Artery Ligation Operation (HALO), also known as Doppler-Guided Haemorrhoid Artery Ligation with Recto-Anal Repair (DG HAL-RAR), please click on the button below to be taken to the AMI Surgical website.

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