Stapler Piles Operation - What Should You Know?

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MBBS (Gold Medalist), MS- General Surgery (Gold Medalist), DNB - General Surgery (Gold Medalist), DNB - GI surgery, Fellow Minimal Access Surgeon, Fellowship in Hepato Biliary, Pancreatic Surgery & Liver Transplantation, MRCS
Surgical Gastroenterologist, Kolkata  •  23 years experience
 Stapler Piles Operation - What Should You Know?

Piles or haemorrhoids are one of the most common and painful anal disorders. It refers to a collection of veins and tissues that become swollen and inflamed. The size may differ and are found either outside or inside the anus. Haemorrhoids or piles usually result from chronic diarrhoea, constipation, or heavy weight lifting. Timely treatment is essential to cure the condition. Otherwise, piles may affect your routine activities and lead to anal bleeding, infections, or anal fistula

Various surgical methods are available to treat piles. One such surgery is the Stapler Piles Operation. It is an advanced, minimally invasive procedure, mainly performed to cure third or fourth-degree haemorrhoids.

What is the procedure?

Stapler Piles Operation is performed under general anaesthesia. The steps to the procedure are as follows –

  • The surgeon inserts a circular hollow tube into the anal canal. A long woven thread, known as the suture is circumferentially placed within the anal passage and above the internal piles through the tube.

  • Next, the stapler – a disposable instrument with an attached circular stapling device – is placed through the tubes. The ends of the thread are pulled. 

  • The stapler finally cuts off the circumferential ring of enlarged haemorrhoidal tissues trapped within the stapler. The device staples the lower and upper edges of the cut tissues simultaneously. 

  • The surgery disconnects the supply of blood to the piles, causing them to shrink

The entire procedure takes about 30 minutes. 

Advantages of Stapler Piles Operation 

The surgery has gained immense popularity owing to several advantages –

  • Less pain

  • Minimal loss of blood

  • Faster recovery

  • Shorter hospital stay

  • Smaller incisions

  • Higher accuracy

Stapler Piles Operation does not involve the risks of major complications, like in the case of traditional surgery. The procedure is preferably used by Gastroenterologists far and wide. In most cases, patients have shown improvement in the condition and the overall quality of life following the operation. Patients are advised to strictly follow the doctor’s instructions immediately after the surgery for a speedy recovery. 


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