Traditional Hemorrhoid Surgery
In many cases hemorrhoids can be treated by dietary modifications, topical medications, and sitz baths (soaking in warm water). There are other non-surgical methods that are worth trying as well. However, in a number of cases surgical procedures are still neceassary for long term relief. Especially cases that involve more serious hemorrhoids such as prolapsed hemorrhoids.
The Ferguson technique brings no advantages in terms of wound healing (5-6 weeks), pain. or postoperative morbidity because of a high suture breakage rate.
This is not typically an out-patient surgery like a hemorrhoidectomy. Normally an in-patient stay is required because of the high level of pain experienced after the procedure. This stay is normally about 3 days.