The Hemorrhoid Specialist
As one of the top colorectal surgeon in the United States, Dr. Murrell offers an array of minimally invasive and surgical procedures to deliver some of the best hemorrhoid treatments Los Angeles has to offer. He understands that no two patients are the same and ensures each patient that walks through the door gets the unique care they deserve.
What are Hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are a common medical condition occurring in over 40% of adults. Also known as piles, hemorrhoids are defined as inflamed, swollen blood vessels in the lower rectum and anus. Over time, hemorrhoids can become inflamed, causing bleeding, swelling and painful symptoms.
The condition may be caused by straining during bowel movements, or by increased pressure on the blood vessels of the rectum or anus such as during pregnancy. The swollen veins, when located in the rectum, are known as internal hemorrhoids. If the swelling veins are located under the skin around the anus, the condition is known as external hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoid symptoms may include:
- Painless bleeding during a bowel movement
- Irritation or swelling in the anal region
- Discomfort, itching, or pain
- A painful or sensitive lump in the anal region
- Feces\Mucus leakage
You may be unsure as to whether the symptoms you are experiencing are related to hemorrhoids or a separate colorectal condition. As a first step Dr. Murrell will ensure that your condition is properly diagnosed through a colonoscopy screening so that suitable treatment options can be discussed.
Types of Hemorrhoid Treamtents
A leading expert in his field and a top hemorrhoid specialist in Beverly Hills, Dr. Zuri Murrell offers a variety of state-of-the-art procedures for hemorrhoids treatment. Minimally invasive procedures range from sclerotherapy or injections, to laser coagulation and rubber band ligation, which cause minimal discomfort. Surgical procedures for larger hemorrhoids may include hemorrhoid removal (called a hemorrhoidectomy) or hemorrhoid stapling (also known as hemorrhoidopexy), which is often less painful than a traditional hemorrhoidectomy.
Dr. Murrell also provides THD (Transanal Hemorrhoidal Dearterialization), a less invasive and less traumatic approach to hemorrhoid treatment. In the THD procedure there is no excision or cutting of any tissue, which means minimal pain and discomfort for you. Typically patients receiving THD return home after only a few hours and resume normal activities within 4 days.
Figuring out which hemorrhoid treatment is right for you can be confusing. Luckily you don’t have to do it on your own, Dr. Murrell will work with you to assess your situation and help you make an informed decision.
As this comical public service announcement points out, there is little reason why you should live with pain. If you feel like you are experiencing symptoms of hemorrhoids, you should contact Dr. Murrell today. There is nothing embarrassing about symptomatic hemorrhoids and the sooner you see a specialist the better you will feel. Call or click here to schedule an appointment with Los Angeles Hemorrhoids Doctor, Zuri Murrell MD. We have offices in both Long Beach and West Hollywood.