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NY Wong Surgery Offers Treatments for Hemorrhoidal Disease

Dr. Wong Nan-Yaw of NY Wong Surgery, a Singapore-based colorectal and general surgeon, offers different treatments for hemorrhoidal disease. Patients may choose from conventional treatments  to the latest procedures for their conditions.

[Singapore, March 18, 2014] – Dr. Wong Nan-Yaw of NY Wong Surgery in Singapore offers different treatments for hemorrhoid disease. This is a common condition around the world, with statistics showing that up to seventy percent of the world’s population suffers from the condition. 

According to Dr. Wong, while some conditions do not present symptoms, there are those that cause bleeding, pain, and prolapse, requiring surgery. For these situations, the certified colorectal and general surgeonperforms traditional hemorrhoidectomy, stapled hemorrhoidectomy, transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD), medical therapy and rubber band ligation. 

Rubber Band Ligation, Medication, and Dietary Modification

Dr. Wong explains that dietary modification, medication and rubber band ligation are effective treatments in the early stages of hemorrhoids. Rubber band ligation cut off the blood supply, stopping the bleeding and causing the hemorrhoid to shrink. 

Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy 

Traditional hemorrhoidectomy is the common way to treat this condition. During the procedure, doctors dissect and remove the hemorrhoidal tissues. Dr. Wong noted that this surgery results in wounds, which takes time to heal. To limit scars and pain, the esteemed surgeon performs stapled hemorrhoidectomy. In this procedure, Dr. Wong uses a special surgical stapler to remove the hemorrhoid. As surgeons do not create any incisions in this procedure, patients do not have to worry about scars after the operation. Furthermore, this procedure allows patients to return to their normal activities within a shorter period compared to conventional hemorrhoid removal.  

Transanal Hemorrhoidal Dearterialization (THD)

Apart from Stapled hemorrhoidectomy, Dr. Wong also performs Transanal Hemorrhoidal Dearterialization (THD). In this surgical procedure, doctors use an anoscope with Doppler transducer to locate the arteries of the hemorrhoid. When the surgeons find the superior rectal arteries, they will perform a suture ligation. According to Dr. Wong, this procedure stops the blood supply of the hemorrhoid, shrinking it effectively. Similar to Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy, this procedure minimizes post-operative pain.

About Dr. Wong Nan Yaw

Dr. Wong Nan Yaw of NY Wong Surgery is a general and colorectal doctor based in Singapore. In 1998, he received his fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. With the increasing cases of colorectal cancer in South East Asia, Dr. Wong decided to sub-specialize in colorectal surgery. His practice includes endoscopic procedures, surgeries, and management of common perianal conditions and hemorrhoidal disease.  

For more information on Dr. Wong and his practice, interested parties can visit http://colonrectal.com.sg/.