Advantages of transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization as compared to other surgical techniques for the treatment of hemorrhoidal disease

Popov V., Zhivkov E., Tokov P. et al
Khirurgiia (Sofiia). 2013;(3):4-7

Transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD) is a new surgical technique used for the treatment of hemorrhoidal disease. It is known for its easy performance and low perioperative risk. 44 patients have been operated by this method at the Clinic of General, Liver and Pancreatic Surgery for a period of 22 months. A comparative analysis was performed between the postoperative results with the use of transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization, modified hemorrhoidectomy of Milligan-Morgan, and Whitehead’s hemorrhoidectomy.

When comparing transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization with other methods, we found that it has an excellent aesthetic effect, requires shorter hospital stay and less analgesics, and causes less discomfort in the postoperative period.