Hemorrhoids Specialist for Treating Hemorrhoids
Finding relief from Hemorrhoids is just a call away with Triboroughgi Gastroenterologist
Hemorrhoids can be a painful and uncomfortable condition, and finding the right treatment can be difficult. At Triboroughgi, we specialize in treating Hemorrhoids with state-of-the-art technology and personalized care.
Our team of experts will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that meets your individual needs and provides lasting relief. With years of experience, our team has successfully treated countless patients and we are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care.
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Hemorrhoids Specialist: Discover the Benefits of Their Treatments
- Personalized treatment plan for your specific needs.
- Relief from Hemorrhoids pain and discomfort.
- Improved quality of life and peace of mind.
- Expert care from a trusted team of gastroenterologists.
Our Hemorrhoid Doctor
At Triborough GI, we have a team of specialists who are experienced in diagnosing and treating hemorrhoids. We understand that dealing with hemorrhoids can be uncomfortable and even embarrassing, which is why we offer a confidential and compassionate environment for our patients.
At Triborough GI, we work with you to find the best treatment option for your individual situation. If you’re dealing with hemorrhoids, don’t suffer in silence – make an appointment with one of our specialists today. Looking for a GI Doctor for Hemorrhoids? Meet Our Team:
Dmitriy O. Khodorskiy, M.D is board-certified in Gastroenterology, Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Khodorskiy is a published author and book writer, he is actively involved in clinical research, published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at both national and international meetings.
Sean Burnett is a dedicated Physician Assistant with an extensive 20-year tenure in the healthcare field as a PA-C. For over 14 years, Sean has been a pivotal member of the gastroenterology team at Arya Gastroenterology, now recognized as Triborough GI Gastroenterology.
Where are we located?
We are located in various places in New York City, which makes us easily accessible to patients in the Bronx, Staten Island, and Brooklyn. We offer a wide range of hemorrhoid treatment options, including both surgical and non-surgical options.
Our offices are easily accessible by subway, bus, or car. Check out our locations:
Important information about Hemorrhoids
Next, our female gastroenterologist Nancy Chen, MD, talks a little about hemorrhoids:
What are Hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoidal disease is a pathological condition due to the abnormal engorgement of the arteriovenous plexus beneath the anal mucosa. Anatomically, it can be located under the skin on the outer part of the dentate line, known as external hemorrhoid; or inside the anus on the proximal part of the dentate line, called internal hemorrhoid 1.
- Internal hemorrhoids
These hemorrhoids form from veins in the lining inside the anus or lower rectum. They often cause bleeding, which appears as bright red blood on toilet paper or in the toilet bowl after a bowel movement.
Internal hemorrhoids don’t cause other symptoms unless ongoing pressure or straining during bowel movements makes them push through the anal opening. The prolapsed hemorrhoid then becomes painful.
- External hemorrhoids
External hemorrhoids develop from enlarged veins under the skin around your anus. These hemorrhoids often cause pain and itching. You may also feel a tender lump near your anus or experience pain when sitting for a long time. If a blood clot develops, you will experience sudden and severe pain. Internal hemorrhoids are classified according to their degree of prolapse:
Grade I hemorrhoids protrude into the anal canal but do not prolapse outside of it.
Grade II hemorrhoids prolapse outside of the anal canal but spontaneously reduce (i.e., they return inside the anal canal on their own).
Grade III hemorrhoids prolapse outside of the anal canal and require manual reduction (i.e., they cannot be pushed back inside the anal canal on their own).
Grade IV hemorrhoids are permanently prolapsed and cannot be manually reduced. In addition, internal hemorrhoids may be classified according to their location: Superficial internal hemorrhoids are located above the dentate line. Deep internal hemorrhoids are located below the dentate line.
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Hemorrhoids are most common in older people who have pelvic tumors and diarrhea, pregnant women both during and after pregnancy and for people that strain (push hard) to have a bowel movement.
Bleeding is the symptom most commonly associated with hemorrhoids. The bleeding is bright red, noted on wiping or filling the toilet bowl, and occurring predictably with defecation. Prompt reduction of the prolapsed hemorrhoid will significantly reduce the bleeding2.
Symptoms of hemorrhoids can include the following:
- Rectal bleeding
- Bright red blood in stool
- Anal itching
- Anal pain
- Pain and irritation around the anus
- Swelling around the anus
- Hard lump around the anus
- Tissue bulging around the anus
- Leakage of feces
What causes Hemorrhoids?
You have hemorrhoids when the veins around your anus or in your rectum become inflamed and swollen. The veins that form hemorrhoids stretch and enlarge when they’re exposed to unusual pressure.
The type of pressure that leads to hemorrhoids occurs from chronic constipation or diarrhea, when you sit on the toilet for too long, and from frequently lifting heavy objects. It is also common for women to get hemorrhoids when they’re pregnant.
How are Hemorrhoids diagnosed?
Having blood in your stool is a symptom of many digestive disorders such as colorectal cancer. It is important to see your Triborough GI expert doctor for a complete exam so he or she can diagnose your condition correctly.
To find out whether you have hemorrhoids, your reputable gastroenterologist may do several tests including:
- Colonoscopy. This test permits your Triborough GI specialist to look at your large intestine and check for any abnormal growths, tissue that is red or swollen, sores (ulcers) or bleeding. After examining the lining of your colon, a tissue sample (biopsy) is taken for testing.
- Sigmoidoscopy. This test examines the inside of your large intestine, making it possible to determine the cause of stomach pain, diarrhea, constipation, bleeding and abnormal growths. By inserting a sigmoidoscope, a short and flexible, lighted tube into your intestine through the rectum, your health care provider is able to blow air into your intestine to make it swell. This makes it easier to see inside your colon. A tissue sample (biopsy) is taken if needed.
- Proctoscopy. A tube is inserted into your anus, providing a view of your rectum.
- Digital rectal exam (DRE). Your healthcare provider checks your anus and rectum for signs of swollen blood vessels, a clear indication of hemorrhoids.
- Anoscopy. A short, lighted tube is inserted into your anus. This is used to see internal hemorrhoids.
How are Hemorrhoids treated?
For the majority of patients, simple dietary changes and alterations in bowel habits will provide symptomatic relief. For those patients not responding to conservative measures, there are a number of office-based procedures available to the endoscopist that successfully provide relief of symptoms3.
The doctors at Triborough GI may recommend lifestyle changes to treat mild hemorrhoids. For example, changing your diet and adjusting your bathroom habits may be enough to relieve the pressure and heal the hemorrhoids.
Additional hemorrhoid treatments:
- Fiber supplements
- Warm sitz baths
- Topical creams and suppositories
If your hemorrhoids are painful, you will have to undergo one of the following procedures to have them removed:
- Hemorrhoid Ligation
Ligation is used to treat external hemorrhoids. During a ligation, your doctor places an elastic band around the base of the hemorrhoid. As the band cuts off the hemorrhoid’s blood supply, it shrinks, dies, and falls off. A scar forms, holding the veins in place.
- Infrared Coagulation (IRC)
Infrared Coagulation is a procedure often used to treat internal hemorrhoids. Your doctor at Triborough GI directs a beam of infrared light at the base of the hemorrhoid.
The heat causes scar tissue that cuts off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid. The hemorrhoid then dies and the scar tissue holds the nearby veins in place. When your hemorrhoids are severe or they return after treatment, you may need surgery to remove the tissue.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Hemorrhoids are a very common condition, affecting up to 75% of people at some point in their lives.
Surgery is usually not the first line of treatment for Hemorrhoids. Most people can find relief with non-surgical options.
Recovery time can vary depending on the type of treatment. Some people may feel better within a few days, while others may take several weeks to fully recover.
A: Insurance coverage for Hemorrhoids treatment can vary depending on your specific plan. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to see what is covered.
You can schedule a consultation by calling our office or filling out our online appointment request form. Our team will work with you to find a convenient time for your visit.
If you suffer from pain or bleeding due to hemorrhoids, you can schedule an appointment online or call one of the Triborough GI offices.
Triborough GI has the top NYC gastroenterologists in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx. Our doctors provide only the most specialized and extensive care. Our motto is that the patient’s care comes first! Highly reputable and top-rated in NYC, our gastroenterologists will thoroughly examine, diagnose, and treat your hemorrhoids.
Schedule an appointment at (718) 795-2734 today with one of our Triborough GI doctors at our Brooklyn, Staten Island, or Bronx locations for any questions or concerns you have regarding hemorrhoid treatment.
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