Hemorrhoids Surgery in Spain

Surgery to remove hemorrhoids is known as hemorrhoidectomy. In this procedure, the general surgeon makes a small incision around the anus to remove the painful and swollen veins.

The surgery can be used to remove the internal as well as external hemorrhoids. However, it is only used when the swollen veins are extremely severe and painful. One of the following types of hemorrhoidectomy surgeries may be carried out, depending on which type will be the most beneficial for the patient:

  • Closed Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Open Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy (Procedure for Prolapse and Hemorrhoids - PPH)
  • Rubber Band Ligation
  • Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy

Surgery is recommended as a treatment when other nonsurgical methods such as high-fiber diet, stool softeners, and cold compress fail to provide relief.

Factors Affecting the cost of Hemorrhoids Surgery

The hemorrhoids surgery cost may vary, depending on several factors. Some of the most important factors include the following:

  • The choice of country
  • The choice of hospital or clinic
  • Experience of the specialist
  • The approach used for the surgery – closed, open, stapled, ligation, or sphincterotomy
  • Number of days of hospitalization
  • Any treatment for underlying conditions
  • Post-operative complications
  • Unforeseen circumstances
  • Pre-operative investigations

Ideal Candidates for Hemorrhoids Surgery

Hemorrhoids surgery is an option for those who have:

  • A combination of external and internal hemorrhoids
  • Grade 3 or grade 4 prolapse
  • Additional anorectal conditions
  • Hemorrhoids with blood clots
  • Experienced significant bleeding
  • Tried other forms of nonsurgical treatment
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About the Hemorrhoids Surgery

What is the purpose of Hemorrhoids Treatment?

The purpose of hemorrhoids treatment is to manage the internal and external swelling and inflammation of the veins in the lower rectum and anus. It is very similar to varicose veins, however, the severity of pain and discomfort is more.

Hemorrhoids are common. Out of every 4 adults, 3 will have it at some point in time. In most of the individuals, hemorrhoids go on their own. However, there are people in which it may become severe and requires surgical intervention for treatment. A surgery conducted to remove the painful external and internal hemorrhoids is also known as hemorrhoidectomy.

The diagnosis of hemorrhoids can be made with the help of the following:

  • Physical examination
  • Digital examination
  • Visual inspection through anoscope, proctoscope, or sigmoidoscope
  • Colonoscopy (in severe cases of another digestive disorder)

Different treatment options are available. Therefore, surgery is not always an option. Home remedies such as eating fiber-rich foods, taking pain relievers and using topical treatments are usually the first line of treatment.

Thrombectomy and minimally invasive procedures such as rubber band ligation, sclerotherapy, and coagulation are also an option. Hem

The following are some of the indications for hemorrhoids surgery:

  • Severe and recurring hemorrhoids
  • Multiple internal as well as external hemorrhoids
  • Prolapsed and bleeding hemorrhoids

In a surgical hemorrhoidectomy, the patient is given general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. In some cases, spinal anesthesia may be used. Using one of the available excision techniques, the excessive tissue causing bleeding and prolapse are removed.

Symptoms of Hemorrhoids

The symptoms of hemorrhoids depend on the type of hemorrhoid that the patient is suffering from.

Internal Hemorrhoids

Straining while passing stool may cause the following symptoms:

  • Painless bleeding
  • Protrusion of hemorrhoid through the anal opening causing pain and irritation

External Hemorrhoids

  • Itching and irritation around the anus
  • Swelling and inflammation around the anus
  • Bleeding, pain, and discomfort

Thrombosed External Hemorrhoids

  • Lump near the anus
  • Severe pain and swelling

Causes of Hemorrhoids

The main cause of hemorrhoids is increased pressure in the lower rectum, leading to the swelling in the veins around the anus. The increased pressure may result due to:

  • Sitting for a prolonged time
  • Excessive straining while passing stool
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Eating foods low in fiber content
  • Heavy lifting
  • Anal intercourse

How is Hemorrhoids Surgery performed?

Recovery from Hemorrhoids Surgery

Immediately after hemorrhoids surgery, it is common for patients to experience pain. You treating doctor may suggest you a couple of ways to manage to reduce the pain.

You may be advised the following to manage the pain:

  • Over-the-counter medications to manage pain
  • Stool softeners and laxatives to prevent straining during bowel movement
  • Diet chart to minimize pain (which includes more of fiber and adequate liquids)

Patients need to let their severity of pain decide how soon they can return to normal activities. Initially, bending, sitting, lifting an object, and squatting may feel painful. Therefore, you are requested to keep movement limited at least for a week after the surgery. Gradually, you can increase activities depending on the reduction in pain.

It is common for patients to experience some bleeding after the procedure. A small amount is not a cause of worry, however, large pools of blood should be reported to the treating doctor. Bleeding may occur while passing stool as well initially 2 to 3 days after the surgery.

After the surgery, all patients are advised to drink ample fluids and high-fiber foods for proper recovery. Gradually as the pain subsides, they should do 15-minute exercise every day and it could be something as simple as walking. It can help with stimulating a normal bowel movement and prevent the recurrence of hemorrhoids.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the health care infrastructure of Spain / Why should opt for Spain as a destination for your medical treatment?
Spain has a uni payer healthcare system. This means that there is universal coverage for most of the expenses (excluding prescription drugs). One might have to wait for quite some time to avail of elective procedure treatment in Spain. Non-European travelers must have valid health insurance coverage to benefit from the hospitals in Spain. One can also avail of it on a residency visa. The private insurance system helps you to avail the benefits at monthly costs. The taxes in Spain are comparatively lower than those of other European countries. Hence, one can surely opt for this country for medical treatment.
What are the conditions of the hospitals in Spain? Are they JCI certified? What is the quality of the support staff in the hospitals?
The Joint Commission International (JCI) is a global leader in health care accreditation. JCI accreditation is considered a gold standard in worldwide health care. It provides the most skilled and experienced healthcare professionals in the medical industry, as evaluators of the rigorous international standards in healthcare quality and patient safety. Here are a few JCI certified hospitals in Spain :
  • Vithas Xanit International Hospital
  • Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud
  • Centro Médico Quironsalud Teknon
  • Hospital General de Catalunya
  • Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular (IMO Barcelona)
  • Sanitas Hospitales
  • Guttmann Institute
  • Instituto Balear de Oftalmología (IBO)
Are the doctors/surgeons in Spain of the best quality?
The hospitals in Spain are based on “el sistema national de salud” which provides high-quality care and medical centres, that is, “centros de salud”. This system has public and private healthcare systems, often within the same level. Since many countries send ex-pats here, one can even find an English speaking doctor very easily. Most doctors are adequately skilled and can handle the cases.
What is the process for obtaining a medical visa in Spain?
One has to apply for a Schengen Visa to gain entry into Spain for a medical purpose. The required documents when applying for a Schengen Visa for Medical Treatment are as follows:
  1. Visa application form.
  2. Two photos.
  3. Valid travel document/passport.
  4. A copy of your passport's data page.
  5. Roundtrip flight reservation.
  6. Travel Medical Insurance.
  7. Proof of accommodation
What support services does MediGence provide in Spain?
MediGence has been praised on a global scale for the list of services they provide. Apart from the listed services, the staff and the guides are adorned for their customer interaction, impromptu assistance, and various other assistance related guidance throughout the tour. Thus, the list of services provided by MediGence are:
  • Insurance query related guidance
  • In-detail guidance till completion of the medical tour
  • Visa Assistance
  • Free airport to hospital transfer
  • On-Ground Support
  • Teleconsultations
  • Accommodations Assistance
  • Rehabilitation and recovery services
Which are the best cities in Spain for medical treatment?
Spain has many cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Pamplona that have some of the best hospitals in Spain. Madrid has good hospitals for general and reproductive health facilities. Barcelona has hospitals specializing in child healthcare.

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