Assessment of a Slotted Anoscope That Facilitates Hemorrhoidectomy
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This trial is designed to assess intra-operative procedure outcomes (e.g.,procedure duration) and post-operative patient outcomes (e.g., pain)following a modified Ferguson hemorrhoidectomy procedure using the Slotted Anoscope with Harmonic or monopolar energy.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Are at least 18 years of age
Are willing to give consent and comply with evaluation and treatment schedule
Meet institutional criteria for excisional hemorrhoidectomy
Are able to understand and complete study questionnaires.
Previous Hemorrhoid surgery
Chronic daily narcotic use
Chronic Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug use two weeks prior to procedure
Internal hemorrhoids that may be suitable for office management (surgeon discretion)