What is a haemorrhoidectomy?

A haemorrhoidectomy is a surgical  operation to remove haemorrhoids (also known as piles).

Haemorrhoids are enlarged, congested blood vessels just under the surface of your anus (the opening of your bowel).

Why do you need a haemorrhoidectomy?

Haemorrhoids can cause discomfort, pain and bleeding – removing the haemorrhoids via a haemorrhoidectomy can help relieve the uncomfortable symptoms.

What can you expect when undergoing a haemorrhoidectomy?

Preparing for a Haemorrhoidectomy

You may be asked to fast prior to the procedure, and also asked to take laxatives to empty your bowels. If you are on blood-thinning medications, you will be asked to stop taking them a few days before the procedure.

During a Haemorrhoidectomy

There are several types of haemorrhoidectomies:

  • Closed haemorrhoidectomy: Your surgeon will cut the hemorrhoidal bundles with a scalpel or laser and close the wound with absorbable sutures.
  • Open haemorrhoidectomy: Your surgeon will cut the hemorrhoidal bundles with a scalpel or laser. However, the wound is not sutured.
  • Stapled haemorrhoidectomy: The hemorrhoids are pulled back inside the rectum and staples are used to block blood flow.

Rubber band ligation: Your surgeon places a rubber band around the base of the haemorrhoid inside the rectum. The band cuts off circulation, and the haemorrhoid withers away after a few days.

After a Haemorrhoidectomy

You might experience bleeding and pain especially when opening your bowels after your surgery. You may be asked to take stool softeners to help reduce your discomfort when emptying your stools. In addition, you should keep to a diet that is high in fibre, fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of water to avoid constipation.

Why choose Novena Surgery for a haemorrhoidectomy?

Doctors who choose to perform a haemorrhoidectomy at Novena Surgery will perform the procedure in one of four modular operating theaters with cable-less pendant systems, allowing doctors to operate free of stray wiring obstruction.

Post-procedure, patients can choose to recover in one of Novena Surgery’s comfortable private suites, or in our 12-bed recovery unit under the care of well-trained nursing staff.

Waiting times are also shortened as patients need only turn up half-an-hour before their surgery, and be checked into the ward within 10 minutes of arrival. 

Patients’ companions have the option of patronising Velocity, Square and Square 2 shopping malls that are seamlessly integrated with Novena Medical Centre, the building housing Novena Surgery.

I want to undergo a haemorrhoidectomy in Novena Surgery but I do not have a specialist doctor in mind yet.

This list consists of specialists who commonly perform a haemorrhoidectomy at Novena Surgery – contact us at +65-6254 9331 or admin@novenasurgery.com.sg and we will help you book a consultation appointment with a specialist doctor from the list.

Name of Specialist ClinicName of Specialist DoctorSpecialist Clinic AddressSpecialist Clinic Opening Hours
Bernard Lim Specialist SurgeryDr Bernard Lim38 Irrawaddy Rd, #08-52 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore 329563Mondays – Fridays: 8:30 am – 5.30 pm
Saturdays: 8.30 am – 12.30 pm
Sundays & Public Holidays: Closed
Colorectal Clinic AssociatesDr Frances LimMount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Specialist Centre #10-48/49, 38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563

Parkway East Hospital
Medical Centre #05-08, 319 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427989

Mount Alvernia Hospital
Medical Centre, Block D, #08-62, 820 Thomson Road, Singapore 574623

Connexion
Farrer Park Medical Centre #14-12, 1 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217562

Gleneagles Hospital
6A Napier Road, #03-00, Singapore 258500
Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturdays: 9am – 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays:
By appointments
Heah Colorectal Endos & Piles CentreDr Heah Sieu Min3 Mount Elizabeth, #12-06, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore 228510Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturdays: 9am – 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed
Dr Cheryl LauSpecialist Centre #10-48/49, 38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563

Parkway East Hospital
Medical Centre #05-08, 319 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427989

Mount Alvernia Hospital
Medical Centre, Block D, #08-62, 820 Thomson Road, Singapore 574623

Connexion
Farrer Park Medical Centre #14-12, 1 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217562

Gleneagles Hospital
6A Napier Road, #03-00, Singapore 258500
Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturdays: 9am – 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays:
By appointments
Colorectal Clinic AssociatesDr Dean KohMount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Specialist Centre #10-48/49, 38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563

Parkway East Hospital
Medical Centre #05-08, 319 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427989

Mount Alvernia Hospital
Medical Centre, Block D, #08-62, 820 Thomson Road, Singapore 574623

Connexion
Farrer Park Medical Centre #14-12, 1 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217562

Gleneagles Hospital
6A Napier Road, #03-00, Singapore 258500
Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturdays: 9am – 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays:
By appointments
Nexus SurgicalDr Jane TanMount Elizabeth Medical Centre
3 Mount Elizabeth #08-06, Singapore 228510

Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
38 Irrawaddy Road, #08-43, Singapore 329563

Mount Alvernia Hospital Medical Centre A
820 Thomson Road, #06-05, Singapore 574623

Parkway East Medical Centre
319 Joo Chiat Place #05-01, Singapore 427989
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
(Lunch 1:00pm-2:00pm)
Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm
Sunday / PH: Closed
PanAsia Surgery GroupDr Melvin LookMount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
#10-43/44 38 Irrawaddy Road,
Singapore 329563

Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
#11-15, 3 Mount Elizabeth,
Singapore 228510

Parkway East Medical Centre
#04-03 319 Joo Chiat Place
Singapore 427989
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
(Lunch 1:00pm-2:00pm)
Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm
Sunday / PH: Closed
KK Sng Colorectal & General SurgeryDr Kevin Kaity SngMount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, 38 Irrawaddy Road, #06-27, Singapore 329563Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
(Lunch 1:00pm-2:00pm)
Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm
Sunday / PH: Closed
Advance Surgical GroupDr Peter Goh290 Orchard Road, #18-01 Paragon, Medical, Tower Lobby 2 Orchard, Singapore 23885Monday-Friday: 9:30am-5:00pm
(Lunch 1:00pm-2:00pm)
Saturday: 9:30am-1:00pm
Sunday / PH: Closed
Colorectal Clinic AssociatesDr Charles TsangMount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Specialist Centre #10-48/49, 38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563

Parkway East Hospital
Medical Centre #05-08, 319 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427989

Mount Alvernia Hospital
Medical Centre, Block D, #08-62, 820 Thomson Road, Singapore 574623

Connexion
Farrer Park Medical Centre #14-12, 1 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217562

Gleneagles Hospital
6A Napier Road, #03-00, Singapore 258500
Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturdays: 9am – 1pm
Sunday & Public Holidays:
By appointments
Colorectal PracticeDr Sharon KohColorectal Practice (Orchard)
3 Mount Elizabeth, #12-14, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Singapore 228510

Colorectal Practice (Novena)
38 Irrawaddy Road, #10-28/29, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, Singapore 329563

Colorectal Practice (Farrer)
1 Farrer Park Station Rd, #14-09/10 Connexion, Singapore 217562
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
(Lunch 1:00pm-2:00pm)
Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm
Sunday / PH: Closed
PanAsia Surgery GroupDr Denis CheongMount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
#10-43/44 38 Irrawaddy Road,
Singapore 329563

Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
#11-15, 3 Mount Elizabeth,
Singapore 228510

Parkway East Medical Centre
#04-03 319 Joo Chiat Place
Singapore 427989
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
(Lunch 1:00pm-2:00pm)
Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm
Sunday / PH: Closed
The Colorectal ClinicDr Wong Soong Kuan38 IRRAWADDY ROAD #06-37, Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre, SINGAPORE 329563

820 THOMSON ROAD, #07-51, BLOCK D, Mount Alvernia Medical Centre, SINGAPORE 574623
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
(Lunch 1:00pm-2:00pm)
Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm
Sunday / PH: Closed