The carbon dioxide laser is another example of how modern technology has improved medical and surgical care. The operation performed using the carbon dioxide laser is identical to a conventional haemorrhoidectomy and remains the best long term treatment of haemorrhoids. Using the carbon dioxide laser reduces the pain of the operation substantially and the length of your hospital stay is approximately five hours.

Traditional haemorrhoidectomy requires 3 or 4 days in hospital and is notoriously painful requiring strong analgesia in the post operative period. The carbon dioxide lasers great strength is that recurrent haemorrhoids are rare compared to all other methods of haemorrhoid management. Long term cure is achievable in 97% of patients. No other treatment for haemorrhoids comes close to this result.

The Central Coast of NSW is the only place in Australia where haemorrhoidectomy using the carbon dioxide laser is performed. Specialised training and accreditation for both surgeons and nursing staff are required to use the carbon dioxide laser. In other parts of the world this procedure is performed quite frequently and its benefits are well recognised by surgeons and patients alike.