What is the role of electrocautery in the treatment of hemorrhoids?

Updated: Sep 24, 2019
  • Author: Kyle R Perry, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Bipolar electrocautery is best for lower-grade hemorrhoids; this technique quickly coagulates the hemorrhoid tissue but has no effect on prolapse.

Low-voltage direct current works best for higher-grade hemorrhoids. Low-voltage direct current requires grounding time and provides excellent control of pain.


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