Endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) is a modern, minimally invasive technique for the management of varicose veins, including haemorrhoidal veins. This approach has significantly evolved, offering an effective alternative to traditional surgical methods for patients suffering from haemorrhoids, which are essentially varicose veins located in the rectal area. The procedure leverages the precision of laser energy to target and close off the affected veins, thereby alleviating symptoms and preventing the progression of the condition.

Comprehensive gastroenterology services play a crucial role in ensuring holistic patient care. Prior to undergoing EVLA, patients are thoroughly evaluated to exclude more sinister causes of rectal bleeding, such as colorectal cancers or other gastrointestinal pathologies. This multidisciplinary approach ensures that the underlying cause of symptoms is accurately diagnosed, allowing for appropriate and targeted treatment strategies.

Moreover, the procedures are fully supported by experienced anaesthetists, ensuring that patient comfort and safety are prioritized. This collaboration underscores the commitment to providing a patient-centered experience, where pain management and anxiety reduction are integral components of the care pathway.

The use of EVLA for haemorrhoidal veins is typically conducted in a hospital setting, as a day case, meaning patients can return home the same day.