March 30th, 2012

Haemorrhoids are swellings that can occur in the anus and lower rectum (back passage).

There is a network of small veins (blood vessels) within the inside lining of the anus and lower rectum.

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March 30th, 2012

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March 30th, 2012

The following artice is from the Bristol Evening Post (May 2010):

Pioneering op for former City star

A FORMER Bristol City player has undergone a pioneering procedure to treat his piles.

Gerry Sweeney, who played more than 400 games for the team in the 70s and 80s, blames his match-day routine for the painful haemorrhoids he suffered in later life.

The 64-year-old, who now works as a window cleaner, underwent the HALO (haemorrhoid artery ligation operation), at Spire Bristol Hospital.

Mr Sweeney, of Portishead, said: “I got caught short on the training ground once, so after that I used to make myself go to the toilet before going out to play, and I think that is where the problem started.”

He was part of the side that reached the old First Division under Alan Dicks and was a member of the famous Ashton Gate Eight, who agreed to have their long-term contracts torn up in order to save the debt-ridden club from going under in 1982.

Mr Sweeney was referred to the private hospital on the Downs after his piles worsened. He said: “I had the operation earlier this year and since then it has been a thousand times better. In fact, the piles have disappeared altogether and my life has returned to normal.”

Consultant Paul Sylvester said: “HALO is performed as a day case under a light anaesthetic or sedation. It only takes about 20 minutes and the patient can return to work soon afterwards. It involves cutting off the blood supply feeding the piles and has a 90 per cent success rate.”

March 30th, 2012

Dear Mr Middleton

Before undergoing the HALO operation, it was very difficult to partake in all activities, including the simple things in life, such as hill walking. The procedure provided a quick and easy solution to a condition, which caused years of pain and sometimes embarrassment, which I had suffered with since the age of 15. I only wish that the HALO procedure existed sooner, as it puts your life back on track almost immediately after the operation.

There was a slight discomfort after the operation however this was far outweighed by the knowledge of the long term benefits I would gain after a full recovery. One week after the operation, I flew to New Jersey, USA, without problems and carried on with my life confidently and without restrictions.

This procedure has improved my life dramatically and I strongly recommend HALO to anybody who is held back by this unfortunate condition.

Alison Robinson

March 30th, 2012

Dear Sir

I am writing to express my thanks to you for performing a Stapled Haemorrhoidopexy a few weeks ago and to tell you how delighted I am with the results.

Having suffered a severe case of external thrombosed haemorrhoids I was in agony and was desperate to find some kind of help. I really did not want to have to endure the old style of haemorrhoidectomy operation because I had heard how painful it was post-op and the recovery time is so slow. Having searched the internet I discovered The British Haemorrhoid Centre in London, who recommended a new type of surgery and I subsequently contacted you to discuss it.

The stapled procedure was performed and I was amazed at how quickly I recovered and although I took a week off work, I actually felt fine very soon after the operation. The only discomfort I experienced (apart from immediately post-op as I woke up which soon went) was the first bowl movement but after that everything was so much better. I now actually feel “safe” when I go to the toilet and confident that I wont suffer any further problems.

Thank you so much for your very kind and practical approach to a rather embarrassing problem. I have already recommended you to friends and family and am only too happy to endorse the operation on the web site. I am so pleased that my research worked and that I found you!

With many thanks

Yours sincerely

Patient DF – East Sussex

March 30th, 2012

Dear Sir

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.

Best Regards
(A much happier!)

Patient : MC – Hampshire

March 30th, 2012

Dear Sir

I am writing to thank you, not only for so ably performing the operation recently on my hemorrhoids which really surprised me with the quick recovery time. Within 24 hours of the operation I was feeling quite comfortable and was back at work one week later. I would have gone back to work earlier if the weekend had not intervened.

As this was the major operation of its type, not bandings and came soon after two operations on an abscess on my bottom, it was with some trepidation that I agreed to do the operation., Your assurance that the new equipment and HALO would be very much more straightforward, was welcome, but I did not believe that the whole procedure would be so pain free and successful.

I would be happy to recommend this operation and the HALO method and equipment to anyone. It has certainly been successful, with rapid recovery time and a minimum discomfort during that period.

Thank you for your kind attention……very much appreciated.

Yours Sincerely

Patient : PF – Hampshire

March 30th, 2012

Dear Sir

I underwent the HALO operation, performed by Mr. D M Gold, using a new technique of stitching the supplying blood vessels known as HALO and wish to make the following observations.

I went into surgery at approximately 12.15pm and remember coming round from the anesthetic about an hour later and noticed some discomfort, though not excruciating.

I returned to my room (on a trolley) and felt well enough by 3pm to have a light lunch of sandwiches and tea. By 4pm I was comfortable enough to walk downstairs to be taken home by car.

I was prescribed one anti inflammatory pill per day for three days (which I took) and paracetamol to be used when necessary.

My first bowl movement, the following day was painful, but subsequently less and less unpleasant, to the extent that by day ten I did not notice any pain.

I felt able to go back to work the day after the operation, but was unable to do so because of not being allowed to drive within 48 hours of the anesthetic. A post operative consultation showed the hemorrhoids to have disappeared and I now feel no discomfort whatsoever.

Patient : N.P-S Basingstoke

March 30th, 2012

Dear Sir

I write to express my thanks for the procedure completed by you at the Hampshire Clinic. I required a haemorrhoidectomy and on your advice a “stapled” procedure was chosen. I wish to express my satisfaction with the nature of my recovery. Within a day or two I was walking without discomfort and within a week I had returned to work. The hemorrhoids have completely disappeared and I now experience none of the associated discomfort I was in prior to the operation.

From my understanding. The alternative procedure(s) require considerably greater recovery periods and involve more unpleasant surgical wounds. I am pleased to say that I have suffered no ill-effects from this procedure and have experienced a complete recovery from the condition.

Please feel free to quote or reproduce this letter if it can encourage others to undergo or advocate this procedure.

Yours truly

Patient : BH – Basingstoke

March 29th, 2012

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Haemorrhoids are a common problem and affect around 50% of people at some time in their life. We are here to help you.

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