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