New Treatment for Hemorrhoids Comes to Marshall County


Hemorrhoids are a painful condition affecting millions of people globally. As painful as the condition is, many times the treatment created more pain, as the patient had to endure multiple procedures to treat the hemorrhoids.

Now with the introduction of Hemorrhoid Energy Therapy, performed by Dr. John Groves and Dr. Stephen Britt at Surgical Associates of Marshall County offices in Guntersville and Albertville, patients can receive treatment quickly and with less pain than traditional hemorrhoidectomy or stapled hemorrhoidopexy.

Hemorrhoids are a collection of blood vessels in the lower rectum that can become enlarged and require treatment. There are two types of hemorrhoids, internal, which develop within the anus, and external hemorrhoids develop outside of the anus.  Of the two forms of hemorrhoids, external hemorrhoids are the most common and the most troublesome. Hemorrhoids cause pain, severe itching, and difficulty sitting.  Over time the patient also can suffer rectal bleeding during bowel movements.

The new HET Bipolar System has simplified hemorrhoid treatment and gets the patient back to normal living more quickly that with traditional treatment.

The HET Bipolar System is a proprietary technology allowing for the gentle, simple and efficient non-surgical treatment of symptomatic, low-grade hemorrhoids in a single procedure. The system treats hemorrhoids in an area of the body that doesn’t feel much pain.

The HET Bipolar System is inserted into the rectum and low-power energy is delivered to the blood supply that feeds the enlarged hemorrhoid. This reduces the blood volume and the hemorrhoid shrinks in size.

This therapy only takes seconds to complete and is much more efficient treatment of grades I and II hemorrhoids compared to banding,  a minimally invasive surgery  where the hemorrhoid is tied off at its base with rubber bands, thus cutting off its blood flow.

While banding is a painful procedure, Hemorrhoid Energy Therapy produces minimal to no pain. In a 23-patient study conducted by Covidien, every patient reported no pain or discomfort from treatment of internal hemorrhoids when the HET Bipolar System was used.

Are you a candidate for Hemorrhoid Energy Therapy? Call our Albertville location (256) 840-5547 or Guntersville office (256) 571-8734 to schedule an appointment today.

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