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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 108-112

How long to stay in hospital: Stapled versus open hemorrhoidectomy?

1 Department of General Surgery, Al Azhar Medical College, Thodupuzha, Idukki District, Kerala, India
2 Department of Preventive Medicine, Al Azhar Medical College, Thodupuzha, Idukki District, Kerala, India
3 Biostatistician, Al Azhar Medical College, Thodupuzha, Idukki District, Kerala, India

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Robinson George
Al Azhar Medical College, Ezhalloor, Thodpuzha - 685 605, Idukki District, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2320-3846.193985

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Background: Haemorrhoids is a common condition seen in general surgery practice. Treatment includes many methods ranging from rubber band ligation, infrared photocoagulation, sclerotherapy to stapler hemorrhoidectomy. Our study is done to evaluate the efficacy of both the procedures in a rural setting. Objectives of the study was to study the efficacy of two surgical methods of treatment of hemorrhoids, in terms of (1) operation time; (2) post-operative pain; (3) hospital stay; (4) return to normal activity and return to work. Methods: A comparative study was done between open and stapling methods for the treatment of symptomatic hemorrhoids in Al Azhar Medical College, Thodupuzha, India. Results: There was major statistically significant difference seen among different parameters between the two procedures of haemorrhoidectomy, open versus stapler procedure for prolapsing hemorrhoids (PPH) as evident from the p value. Conclusions: In our study there is a definite difference noted between two surgical methods in terms of hospital stay and return to work. As far as satisfaction of patient is considered in both the groups satisfaction is similar except for the cost of surgery which was the only cause of dissatisfaction.

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