More than 80% of people will suffer from haemorrhoids (piles) at some point in their lives. In the vast number of cases, haemorrhoids will treat themselves and disappear but for some, it can be an on-going and long-standing issue. Unfortunately, seeking help from the NHS can often lead you to feel disappointed due to their strict treatment criteria or equally many have heard horror stories from those who have had invasive surgery such as a Haemorrhoidectomy and then had suffered discomfort post-surgery.
Here at The Private Clinic, we are able to offer haemorrhoid patients a new, safe, and effective way to treat haemorrhoids with no downtime.
What is the Rafaelo procedure?
Rafaelo treatment is a minimally invasive procedure for internal haemorrhoids. The treatment uses radio frequency technology to reduce and/or remove the symptoms of haemorrhoids. Rafaelo treatment is a day case procedure which is carried under local anaesthetic. Most patients experience only very small amounts of pain and discomfort, if any, during a very short recovery time. You will be able to return home the same day, and many patients are able to return to work and their usual activities the following day.
Does the Rafaelo procedure work?
The Rafaelo procedure is a very successful treatment for treating haemorrhoid grades 1–3. You can read the clinical research in the Journal of Coloproctology here.
“Piles surgery has traditionally been a painful and highly morbid operation. However, Rafaelo ® has turned this on its head. The immediate advantage is the ability to avoid a general anaesthetic which allows the patient to effectively walk in and walk out of the clinic following treatment. My own patients have had very little in the way of discomfort and initial follow-up results are very pleasing both from a clinical response to treatment and from patient feedback”.
– Mr Amit Patel, Consultant Laparoscopic General and Colorectal Surgeon, BSc, MD, MBBS, FRCS (Plast.) GMC Number: 4737010
Is the Rafaelo procedure available on the NHS?
Rafaelo treatment is available on the NHS but only at selected hospitals. Getting referred to hospital and then being added on waiting lists can take months and then the eligibility criteria to have treatment is very strict. It is common that patients with grade 1 or 2 haemorrhoids or piles are classed as being not suitable for NHS funded treatment. This is why many patents choose to seek private haemorrhoid treatment instead
How much is rafaelo treatment?
Your haemorrhoid treatment journey will begin with a consultation with one of our expert colorectal surgeons. This consultation costs £200 and will include a proctoscopy so our surgeons can assess what grade your haemorrhoids are and how effective Rafaelo treatment is likely to be for you.
If suitable, and you decide to go ahead with the procedure. The cost of treatment is £1,950.
Treatment will be carried out within one of our discreet clinics and there is no need for an overnight stay. Treatment is performed under local anaesthetic or with sedation if requested.
Hemorrhoid clinics near me
The haemorrhoid removal procedure is performed at two locations in London Harley Street and Birmingham:
London Haemorrhoid clinic
Our London clinic is our flagship clinic and it’s located in 98, Harley Street London W1G 7HZ. The clinic is in a central location close to Holland Park, Chelsea, Hyde Park, St Johns Wood, Mayfair, West End, Belgravia, Fulham Kensington, Earls Court, South Kensington, Bayswater, Knightsbridge, Green Park, Notting Hill, Soho, Battersea, Victoria, Clapham, Marylebone, Regents Park, Primrose Hill, and Fitzrovia.
Mr Piero Nastro, Consultant Laparoscopic General and Colorectal Surgeon, MD, MRCS, FRCS (Eng) GMC Number 6037215.
Birmingham Haemorrhoid Clinic
Located in the west midlands is our Birmingham clinic, located on 88 Hagley Road, B16 8LU, on the A456 road running off the Five Ways Roundabout in-between Highfield road and Vicarage road. Our Birmingham clinic is in easy reach from Leamington Spa, Hampton in Arden, Lichfield, Stratford, Sutton Coldfield, Kidderminster, Edgbaston, Solihull, Shrewsbury, and Harborne.
Mr Amit Patel, Consultant Laparoscopic General and Colorectal Surgeon, BSc, MD, MBBS, FRCS (Plast.) GMC Number: 4737010