Hemorrhoids People struggling with hemorrhoids may be too embarrassed to talk with their doctor about symptoms. Those silently struggling shouldn’t be afraid to speak up to get some relief from the unpleasant results that internal or external hemorrhoids can bring. Also known as piles, hemorrhoids are swollen veins that can form in the lower part of the anus and rectum. Symptoms include painless bleeding, itching or irritation in the anal area, discomfort, soreness or leaking feces. Some occur inside the rectum and are not visible from the outside, while others form externally under the skin around the anus. If home treatments, medicines and nonsurgical options like rubber band ligation are not helping, your doctor may recommend a complete removal of the hemorrhoids, known as a hemorrhoidectomy. Straining can sometimes cause an internal hemorrhoid to protrude, or prolapse, through the anus. When that happens, your doctor may perform a minimally invasive surgery to staple the hemorrhoid back in place. You’ll typically be able to go home the same day as the hemorrhoid surgery. Don’t live with pain. To schedule an appointment at a South Jersey facility, call 1-800-INSPIRA. Why Choose Inspira for Surgery? Sophisticated Surgical Experiences Our award-winning and state-of-the-art surgical facilities have received national recognition and are staffed with fellowship-trained surgeons ready to guide you on your road to recovery. Our highly-skilled surgical team has been providing the region with state-of-the-art robotic surgeries since 2010. Minimally invasive robotic surgeries are designed to minimize scarring and speed up recovery time, so you can get back to your daily routine quicker, and with less pain. Strength of the Network There’s no reason to travel outside of South Jersey when skilled surgeons are operating right in your community. With more than 150 access points, you can have confidence in the robust community hospital care offered at Inspira. You can trust that you’re getting the best possible care for your colorectal surgery. Respected Surgical Leaders Inspira’s surgical team has the expertise, experience and credentials to pass on their knowledge to the surgical leaders of tomorrow. The General Surgery Residency Program is a model of excellence for medical education, research and patient care in a community-based atmosphere. Our surgeons, physicians and nurses provide skillful, compassionate care to everyone that comes to our operating rooms.