Back away from the knife

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If you’ve been told you need surgery for your hemorrhoids, Dr. David Gutman would like you to consider a second opinion.

By Dr. David Gutman, Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists

The truth is, even surgeons recognize that hemorrhoid surgery is really, really bad. So bad, in fact, it’s one of the worst types of pain a person can experience. The problem is, people are often told that surgery is the only option for hemorrhoids, but it’s not.

Just like you wouldn’t have all of your teeth removed to fix a cavity, you shouldn’t need surgery to correct the misery caused by hemorrhoids.

If you’ve been told you need surgery for your hemorrhoids, I’d like you to consider a second opinion.

You have the power to explore your options. Surgery is not the only option for treating hemorrhoids. In fact, it should be your last option. The first line of treatment for hemorrhoids should always be non-surgical. Unfortunately, the advice given to people is usually backward.

I’ve treated thousands of people for hemorrhoids, including many with very advanced disease who were told that surgery was their only option. Right now, I’d like to invite you to back away from the knife.

I offer two, non-surgical methods to treat hemorrhoids. One reduces the blood flow that feeds the hemorrhoids, improving inflammation and causing them to shrink. The other is better suited to removing larger hemorrhoids. Both take just a few seconds to do. Since they are performed in an area with no nerve endings, they can be administered right in the comfort of my office without anesthesia.

There is virtually no pain, no prep needed, there are no major restrictions, and you don’t have to take time off of work. Our procedures are also covered by insurance.

To reach Dr. David Gutman of Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists, call 216-772-4653. He has two office locations: 25200 Chagrin Blvd, Suite 109, in Beachwood; and 2660 W. Market Street, Suite 250, in Fairlawn. To learn more, visit