We understand that you may be worried or concerned about the procedures involved in treating haemorrhoids. We hope that these casestudies, comments and feedback from past patients will go some way to offering you reassurance that with modern methods, the treatment of haemorrhoids needn't be the ordeal that it once was.
I have suffered from very painful prolapsed thrombosed piles over the last 3 or 4 years, often going months with no problem and then being struck with an occurence usually at the most inopportune time. I am an active person juggling a busy working life with freelance activities as an outdoor instructor and it isn't funny working with the threat of problems like this especially when teaching an enthusiastic group of hardy outdoor enthusiasts. You canít really tell them what the problem is!
My life was put back on track via HALO surgery performed by Mr Mohammed Saeed at The Alexandra Hospital in April 2008 and with a small additional procedure earlier this year. Like many other people I now find who have this problem I had dreaded the possibility of a haemorrhoidectomy with its reputation of extreme pain and a very very long recovery time. This would most certainly have affected my business not to say my lifestyle. The HALO and further anoplasty took me just a few days to get over so that I could get back to my busy life and adventures. I would recommend the HALO procedure and Mr Saeedís experience and kind disposition without hesitation to anyone who has these problems. Further I would like to thank the team at the Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle for making my short stay there so comfortable.
HALO Treatment Feedback from a Satisfied Patient
After successfully undergoing the above HALO procedure carried out by your good self I know I should make the time to explain how grateful I am to you making such a significant difference to the quality of my life.
Most impressive was how simple, straight forward and painless the procedure actually was and how remarkably uncomplicated, painless and short the recuperation period was.
Most pleasing has been how easily things have been corrected despite me having left it far too long before seeking your help.
It has been three months now and as far as I am concerned what was an extremely painful and embarrassing complaint has just disappeared.
Thinking back embarrassment about my condition and a lack of knowledge about the HALO procedure played a big part in believing nothing could actually be done Ė despite the extent to which my work and social life was constantly affected.
You should also be made aware of the significant impact this has had on my wife - in her words... I can stop worrying now. For both of us this is rapidly becoming a distant memory Ė wonderful.
So thank you once again and if you find it useful to share my experiences please do because I am more than happy to recommend the HALO course of treatment with complete confidence.
Patient SN - Cheshire
Dear Mr Saeed,
Having experienced a Haemorrhoidectomy and very recently a Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation Operation (HALO) I can confirm that the HALO was the more comfortable of the two. The fact that I had an epidural rather than a general anaesthetic meant that not only did I recover more quickly from the procedure, but I did not feel nauseous and was able to eat within a very short time after returing from the operating theatre.
I experienced pain and severe discomfort for several days following the Haemorrhoidectomy, resulting in a hospital stay of a week and being away from work for a month. However the pain I experienced was almost non-existent after the HALO, rather more a feeling of slight discomfort for only a matter of hours; I was able to be discharged from hospital within twenty-four hours and felt recovered after a few days.>
When comparing the two procedures I can emphatically state that the HALO was a more acceptable and comfortable experience. I have no hesitation in recommending the HALO route to anyone suffering the embarrassing condition known as 'piles'. From my own experience I can say that it was a successful procedure with a speedy recovery and a minimum of discomfort.
Patient MW - Derbyshire
I would like to take this opportunity to say how thankful I am to have received the HALO operation. Prior to this my condition caused constant discomfort and had an adverse impact on my daily life, as well as restricting my ability to participate in more outdoor and adventurous activities in which I would like to have engaged.
I would thoroughly recommend that anyone suffering from the same condition should immediately go and get booked in for a HALO. The procedure was quick, effectively painless and had no significant residual pain or problems. I felt up to going jogging just 2 days afterwards. In my opinion the operation has been a complete success on all accounts.
(A much happier!)
Patient MC - Hampshire