Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen veins that develop in the lower rectum or anus. They are caused by obesity, pregnancy, constipation, straining during bowel movements, chronic diarrhea or anal intercourse. Some people inherit a tendency to develop hemorrhoids, also called piles. The potential for hemorrhoids increases as a person ages. Common symptoms include pain, itching and bleeding during bowel movements.
Hemorrhoidectomy is a surgical procedure that removes problem hemorrhoids. Staple hemorrhoidectomy blocks the flow of blood to hemorrhoid tissues. Surgeons in fifty medical centers around the world will perform hemorrhoidectomy for medical tourists. International travelers visit Asia, South America, the Middle East and many European countries to receive medical treatment for hemorrhoids. Some of the best medical tourism hospitals can be found in Greece, India, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.