Kiss Your Hemorrhoids Goodbye: Surgical and Non-Surgical Management Options
Patricia L. Raymond MD FACG, Rx For Sanity
There seem to be many options to manage our patients' hemorrhoids: hemorrhoidectomy, banding, sclerotherapy, laser photocoagulation, topical medications. Which option is the best for your patient? The physiology and management of the bitter end of the gastrointestinal tract.
Objectives: The participant will…
Distinguish between internal and external hemorrhoids, review the anorectal anatomy and understand the grading system for internal hemorrhoids.
Categorize the differential diagnosis of hemorrhoids, including proctalgia fugax, anal fissure, perianal crohns disease, anal cancer, condyloma, skin tags and rectal prolapse
Examine specific medical, endoscopic, office, and surgical treatment options for hemorrhoids and their stated efficacy