Background: Stapled hemorrhoidectomy, though significantly less painful, is still in its evolutionary stages, especially in the developing world. The present study was undertaken to ascertain the efficacy, safety and advantages, if any, of the stapled hemorrhoidopexy.
Material and Methods: This prospective study was comprised of patients admitted for elective surgery of hemorrhoids over a period of 18 months during the period of January 2014 to June 2015 in various surgical wards of SMHS (Shri Maharaja Hari Singh) Hospital, Srinagar. The patients were randomized into two groups. One group underwent conventional open hemorrhoidectomy and the other group, stapled hemorrhoidopexy.
Results: In our study, the mean operating time for stapled hemorrhoidopexy was 35.22±7.23 minutes with an average of 20-50 minutes, while with open hemorrhoidectomy, the mean operating time was 45.67±11.94 minutes (p
Key words: Hemorrhoids, stapled, hemorrhoidopexy