A proctologist deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and post-treatment control of diseases of the anus and rectum. Several research methods are used in proctology: endoscopy (anoscopy, proctoscopy, colonoscopy), endorectal ultrasound, defecography, and magnetic resonance imaging.

Hemorrhoidectomy (removal of hemorrhoids)

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Classical hemorrhoidectomy is a surgical procedure in which tissues with pathological changes (hemorrhoids) are removed. The procedure is performed by specialized surgeons and proctologists at Confido Laser Treatment Clinic or Surgical Clinic.

Indications for surgery

  • 3-4th stage hemorrhoids
  • Ineffective treatment of hemorrhoids with minimally invasive methods
  • Recurrence of the problem after treatment with minimally invasive methods
  • Hemorrhoid prolapse every time after bowel movements, self-repositioning is impossible
  • Use of minimally invasive methods is impossible
  • Large nodules

About the surgery

In hemorrhoidectomy, part of the rectum or hemorrhoids are cut off. The rectal mucosa is sewn. General anesthesia or spinal anesthesia is used during the procedure. The average duration of the operation is about 60 minutes.

Preparing for hemorrhoidectomy

First, you need to come to Confido Proctologist’s appointment, where complaints are heard, and tests and analyses are performed. Before the surgery, a enema (one on the previous evening and another on the day of the procedure) should be done for bowel cleansing, or laxatives should be used the day before. It is recommended to switch to a special diet (low-fat broth, boiled fish, boiled meat, cheese). Dinner on the eve of the procedure should be as light as possible. Avoid eating gas-producing foods (beans, cabbage, bread) 48 hours before the procedure. On the day of the procedure, do not smoke, drink, or eat. Inform your doctor of any medications you are taking. You will receive detailed instructions from the doctor during a personal consultation.

After the surgery

Recovery after classical hemorrhoidectomy takes an average of 2-3 weeks. In certain individual cases, recovery may take up to one and a half months. During the recovery period, the patient must follow recommendations, including diet, hygiene regime, medication, and restriction of physical activity.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I start walking after the surgery?

You can try to walk the day after the surgery, but recovery may not be so easy for everyone

When can I start exercising again?

One month after surgery (avoid lifting weights, prefer swimming and jogging).

When can I start having sex again?

Approximately 2 weeks after the surgery.

Why have a hemorrhoidectomy at Confido?

We have been involved in hemorrhoid laser treatment using the most modern technology since 2002. Our team consists of experienced proctologists, and we have a state-of-the-art operating room at our disposal. Therefore, we can solve such delicate problems as efficiently as possible, without waiting times, with minimal discomfort and minimal recovery time for the patient.

We provide this service

Confido Medical Centre
Veerenni 51, Tallinn


Duration up to
Doctor's/surgeon's reception
110 €
30 min
Removal of hemorrhoids or hemorrhoidectomy
Starting from 1650 €

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