What is Infrared Photocoagulation and Is it Used to Treat Anal Fissures?

By | October 5, 2015

Infrared photocoagulation also known as coagulation therapy is a non-invasive medical procedure used to eliminate haemorrhoids that are small and medium in size. This method is only for internal haemorrhoids. During this procedure, the physician uses a device that emits a beam of infrared light. The idea is that the infrared radiations with the fascicle treat packets of… Read More »

What is Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy (Hemorrhoidopexy) and Is It Used to Treat Anal Fissures?

By | October 5, 2015

Another possible treatment for hemorrhoids is Galvanic Electrotherapy or hemorrhoidolysis. A treatment not as well known as the others, the galvanic treatment makes use of pressure coming from an electrode to treat a single hemorrhoid. The treatment utilizes micro shocks to return hemorrhoids to normal. A number of hemorrhoids may be treated at a session, with each treatment… Read More »

What is Cauterization and Is it Used to Treat Anal Fissures?

By | October 5, 2015

Cauterization is a medical practice that traces its roots back to the Renaissance period when there was no sufficient equipment to stop bleeding, close wounds and prevent infections. This discovery of Belgian scientist Andreas Vesalius, the father of the study of anatomy, was widely used to close a wound after amputation. The procedure includes heating a piece of… Read More »

What is Bipolar Electrotherapy and Is It Used to Treat Anal Fissures?

By | October 5, 2015

Diathermy is a therapeutic and surgery procedure first practiced in 1910 by Celedonio Calatayud, a Spanish scientist and radiologist and founder of Spanish Medical Electrology and Radiology Society. The essence, however, is the brainchild of French physiologist Arséne d’Arsonval, but it was German physician Carl Franz Nagelschmidt who designed a prototype and coined the term. The treatment makes… Read More »