Hemorrhoids are a bothersome and often embarrassing problem. In most cases, surgical treatment is not required to solve the problem. However, for individuals with advanced hemorrhoid disease, surgical treatment may be needed.
Traditional hemorrhoid surgery, while effective, is often quite painful. Stapled hemorrhoidectomy (also known as PPH or stapled hemorrhoidpexy) is an effective alternative that results in far less pain. The procedure is performed as an outpatient surgery, and those who undergo the procedure should be back to their work and regular activities within a few days.
PPH Stapled Hemorrhoidopexy. This video is intended for surgeons but can also be helpful to patients who want to know more about the PPH procedure. The Department of Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine does not endorse Ethicon or any other medical-device company; we have included this video for educational purposes only.