Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb, 62, died on Sunday after a harrowing battle with colon cancer that began in 2010 and spread to his liver. Robin’s twin brother Maurice succumbed to the same disease in 2004.
The Lehigh Valley Hemorrhoid Treatment Center is the only practice in the region that performs transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD) — a less painful treatment for symptomatic hemorrhoids.
The procedures, which last an average time of 35 minutes and require only sedation, not general anesthesia, are being performed at Westfield Hospital.
With THD, the major arteries that supply the hemorrhoids are ligated with a stitch and then pulled up into the rectum. Because none of the hemorrhoidal tissue is removed, patients have much less pain than after standard hemorrhoid surgery.