Hemorrhoids? Make an appointment now despite Corona! Outpatient laser therapy low-infection and safe
The corona pandemic is not yet over and will keep the world in suspense for at least a few more months. Nevertheless, postponed surgery appointments and preventive examinations should be made now! After weeks of acute care, standard care has now resumed and general practitioners and specialists have free appointments. Patients therefore no longer need to hesitate if they want to take advantage of postponed or upcoming surgery appointments. Since only certain hospitals now have to provide quarantine and intensive care beds for corona patients, capacities for surgery are now available again for standard care.
The advantages of the minimally invasive laser method LHP (LaserHemorrhoidoPlasty) for enlarged haemorrhoids are particularly effective in the corona period: the vast majority of minimally invasive laser operations can be performed on an outpatient basis. This eliminates the need for an inpatient hospital stay and thus minimizes the risk of contracting infectious diseases of other patients or multi-resistant bacteria in the hospital.
In addition, due to the special mode of action of the laser light energy, laser operations are inherently very low in infection: the hemorrhoidal cushions are reduced in size by the laser light and retain their function. This avoids surgical intervention with a scalpel and thus cuts and open wounds. The risk of inflammation and swelling is significantly reduced. The healing process is considerably shortened.
A third important point is that the particularly gentle outpatient laser methods also give older and risk patients the chance to be treated. Since these patients usually take blood-thinning or other vital medication, they must refrain from surgery if a general anesthetic is required or discontinue the medication beforehand. With the laser method LHP, the medications can be taken as usual.