Haemorrhoid Surgery

    • Range of surgeries to treat haemorrhoids
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Haemorrhoids (also known as piles) can severely affect normal day-to-day life and can cause pain and irritation for may sufferers of this condition.

At Kingsbridge Private Hospital we offer a range of surgeries to treat haemorrhoids depending on the severity of the condition. The type of haemorrhoid surgery will be discussed with you at a consultation with one of our experts and they will advise you depending on your individual circumstances. 

Types of haemorrhoid surgery available at Kingsbridge Private Hospital include:


A haemorrhoidectomy is an operation to remove the haemorrhoids. It will usually be recommended if other forms of treatment have not been effective, or if you have large haemorrhoids causing severe pain and discomfort. 

Haemorrhoidectomy involves gently opening the anus so the haemorrhoids can be cut out. It is a major operation and you will need to take a week or so off work to recover. 

After having a haemorrhoidectomy, there is less chance of haemorrhoids returning compared to other methods but it is recommended to have a high-fibre diet to prevent haemorrhoids returning. 


Stapling, also known as stapled haemorrhoidopexy, is an alternative to a traditional haemorrhoidectomy. It is often used to treat prolapsed haemorrhoids (where the haemorrhoids hang out of your anus) and is carried out under general anaesthetic. 

This type of surgery usually has a shorter recovery time than a traditional haemorrhoidectomy, and you will usually be able to return to work about a week afterwards. Pain associated with this type of surgery is often reduced as well. 

Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation

Haemorrhoidal artery ligation (HALO), also known as transanal haemorrhoidal dearterialisation (THD), is an operation to reduce the blood flow to your haemorrhoids. 

Ultrasound is a procedure where high-frequency sound waves are used to create an image of the inside of the body and the probe is used to identify areas in the bowel where an artery (blood vessel) supplies blood to a haemorrhoid. A stitch is then placed in each artery to block the blood supply to the haemorrhoid causing the haemorrhoid to shrink.

Risks of Haemorrhoidal Surgery

Complications are rare but can sometimes occur after surgery. Risks will be discussed in full with your Consultant before surgery but may include:

  • Faecal Incontinence - Faecal incontinence is where you involuntarily pass faeces. This can sometimes be corrected with another operation.
  • Infection
  • Anal fistula - An anal fistula is when a small channel develops between the anal canal and the surface of the skin around or near the anus.
  • Haemorrhage - A haemorrhage is bleeding six days following surgery. It is a small risk. Your Consultant will provide information on what you should do if this happens. 

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Individual information on surgery and recovery times will be discussed at your consultation but they should be expected to be quicker than those of other types of haemorrhoid treatments. Following surgery you will also be provided with effective pain relief as needed and care from our healthcare professionals. 

Haemorrhoid surgery in Belfast at Kingsbridge Private Hospital is one of the General Surgeries we offer. 

If you would like to book an appointment or require further information on the available options, please do not hesitate to contact our private patient booking team via our online enquiry form.

Alternatively, email Kingsbridge Private Hospital

Treatment Locations

Kingsbridge Private Hospital

811-815 Lisburn Road,

Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo

Ray MacSharry Road,
Gardenhill, Sligo, Co. Sligo

Healthcare Professionals & Consultants

Mr David Neely

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

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"I was in your facility yesterday for a day procedure (operation on my left arm). I wanted to write and express how impressed I was with the facilities and more importantly the staff on the Ward.

Everyone was excellent, and I mean excellent, i don't normally write congratulatory e-mails so this is high praise in my view. The Senior nurse was excellent, as was the Theatre nurse and the anaesthetist. Even the assistants that helped with catering and other duties. All came together to form a great impression of the establishment." Jason Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Kingsbridge Patient
"Amazing 5-star hospital.  Have had other surgery here before on my back.
Yesterday's was a neck disc replacement operation.  I would highly recommend this hospital like a hotel manner. Thanks again guys." Mr Phillips, Kingsbridge Patient
"As hospitals go this one is pretty amazing! Had surgery with Mr Molloy at the end of October and have another one the end of this month. Mr Molloy is a gentleman who puts you at ease right away and ensured my last procedure went smoothly! From start to finish all the hospital staff go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable and stress free as possible. The facilities are brilliant with the rooms spacious and modern to recover in. Keep up the good work!" Ms Roulston, Kingsbridge Patient
"Can’t praise Kingsbridge Private Hospital enough!! I had an operation a couple of weeks ago and I was so well looked after. My surgeon Mr Rashid was fantastic, and the nursing staff was also fabulous. I found they communicated very well to each other, so everyone knew when my meds were due, my allergies etc. They were so kind, so lovely, constantly checked to see how I was i.e. my temperature etc. The food was fabulous and the catering staff very helpful having had an operation were very happy to accommodate ... Thank you to all!" Ms Cheong, Kingsbridge Patient
"Currently just back from recovery on the ward. I have just had ACL reconstructive surgery on my left knee. What can I say? This place is brilliant. I arrived at 8.35am, taken to the ward at 8.45am (my admission time was 9am). Tended to by a lovely Nurse. Dr Roger Wilson spoke to me around 9.45am, in Theatre for 10am, recovery for 11.10am and now currently back on ward. These guys are awesome. From the consultant to anaesthetist to nurses to cater assistants. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you so much. I am so grateful to everyone at Kingsbridge for the service." Mr McNicholl, Kingsbridge Patient

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