What is the best way to get rid of haemorrhoids?
There are a number of treatment options for sufferers to consider, whether that be to help relieve mild to moderate symptoms during a flare-up, or to have a medical treatment to remove or reduce the haemorrhoids themselves, thus improving the impact and severity of the associated symptoms.
Historically these medical treatments have been segmented by the progressive grade of haemorrhoid disease (1-4), as traditionally there has not been a viable single option that has treated all grades of haemorrhoids prior to the eXroid® treatment launching in the UK in 2013.
Symptom relieving haemorrhoid treatments
These can be at-home or complimentary methods like a sitz bath, an over-the-counter cream, ointment or suppository or a prescribed ointment, cream or suppository following a visit to the GP or specialist. These also include pain and inflammation control using oral medication.
Read more about the options available to you to help relieve symptoms during a flare-up here.
Non-surgical haemorrhoid treatments
eXroid uniquely offers the lowest risk procedure suitable for all 4 grades of haemorrhoids.
There are also other non-surgical alternatives available that can be carried out in an out-patient environment, meaning less down-time, lower risk of complications and better convenience for many patients. Each treatment is unique, including grades it can be used on, level of risk & recovery needed and need for local anaesthetic.
Banding is one of the most commonly known of these. Read about some of the alternative treatments here.
Surgical haemorrhoid treatments
For the most severe cases (usually grades 3-4 with frequent/severe symptoms) GPs are able to refer patients to a specialist NHS service, where they will be assessed and, if appropriate, added to the waiting list for surgery on their haemorrhoids.
There are a few different surgical methods commonly used, each with its own benefits and risks. The most commonly performed surgery is that of haemorrhoidectomy where the piles are surgically removed.
Alternatives to this include PPH (Procedure for Prolapsing Haemorrhoids, also known as stapling) and haemorrhoidal artery ligation (sometimes called THD or HALO).
Haemorrhoid surgery in the UK is an expanding field with increasing diversity. If other treatments haven’t worked or your haemorrhoids are not suitable for non-surgical procedures, then surgery for haemorrhoids may be an option. There are a number of procedures available, read more about the main surgical options available here.
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Where is my nearest clinic?
We have accredited and Care Quality Commission (CQC) approved haemorrhoid clinics throughout the UK.
How does the eXroid treatment work?
The treatment itself is very simple and has been clinically researched for many years, with advances in medical technology now making it a mainstream practice.
How many people has eXroid treated?
We have completed over 4,000 successful treatments in the UK.
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eXroid®: fully regulated and accredited
As a medical device manufacturer, all of our equipment is made and developed in the UK and we are proud to be CE and ISO 13485 accredited by the British Standards Institution BSi.
Our service has been evaluated by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) who have produced two sets of approval guidelines which accredit the treatment as safe and effective (IPG525 and MIB201). eXroid is a registered and regulated service Provider with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as we strive for the highest levels of care and service standards.
The eXroid service is also PCI DSS compliant, giving both financial assurance and security to our patients when they make their payments with us.
Why choose the eXroid® haemorrhoid treatment
The eXroid® treatment takes 30 minutes or less. Effects can be felt from immediately and no waiting for a referral
The procedure is supported and carried out by the UK's leading specialist consultant surgeons in CQC registered clinics
The eXroid® procedure is low risk, as it requires no anaesthetic, cutting or stitching
Get back to your life straightaway, with no time off work needed after the eXroid® procedure
eXroid® electrotherapy is subject to NICE guidance (IPG525 & MIB201), is rated as Outstanding by the CQC and carries the CE mark