Patients in Edina ask, "Why see a vascular surgeon for hemorrhoids?"
Most people have experienced the discomfort and irritation caused by hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. Many times, the mild symptoms are resolved by nonprescription creams. Patients may seek medical care if their conditions worsen or if they experience frequent symptoms, such as:
- Extreme itching
- Blood in the bowel movement
- Rectal pain
- Skin irritation around the anus
- A continuing urge to pass stool
The causes or factors that lead to hemorrhoid conditions include straining during a bowel movement, prolonged periods of constipation or diarrhea, weight, pregnancy, and some chronic illnesses such as liver or heart disease.
Hemorrhoids occur when pressure on the veins in the rectal or pelvic area increases. The veins swell as blood pools, stretching the tissue surrounding them. For conditions related to veins, patients can consult a vascular surgeon. Dr. Robert Reese, at Vein Associates of Edina, is board-certified in Vascular and General Surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery and by the American Board of Phlebology. Phlebology is a medical specialty dealing with veins.
Options for treating hemorrhoids have traditionally included home treatment or surgery. Dr. Reese offers patients in the Edina area a non-invasive option that is less painful than surgery. Performed in the offices of Vein Associates of Edina, infrared coagulation, or IRC, sends short pulses of infrared light to the hemorrhoid, which generates heat and causes clots. This cuts off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid. As an experienced and skilled vascular surgeon, Dr. Reese can help patients eliminate the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoid symptoms with relatively little recovery time or risk.
For relief of hemorrhoid irritation, patients can trust Dr. Reese and the staff at Vein Associates of Edina. Conveniently located at 6525 France Avenue South in Edina, MN, the practice offers online appointment scheduling or patients may call 952-224-8107. Back to Home Page
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