Haemorrhoids, commonly known as ‘piles’, are associated with increased pressure in the blood vessels in and around the anus. This can cause the blood vessels to become swollen and inflamed.
80% of us will experience the pain and discomfort of piles at some point in our lives and approximations suggest that several hundred thousand patients are suffering in the UK at any one time.
Multiple causes of haemorrhoids exist.
Haemorrhoids are clinically graded by colorectal specialists on a scale from 1-4 depending on severity and symptoms.
Traditionally, each grade of haemorrhoid has required its own specific treatment (see below), but all traditional treatments come with down-sides and only limited success.
The Rafaelo Procedure treats ALL 4 GRADES of internal haemorrhoid, quickly, safely, permanently and relatively painlessly compared to other surgical options.