These are swollen blood vessels that form in your anus and lower rectum. There are both external and internal hemorrhoids. The primary symptoms of hemorrhoids are:
To properly diagnose hemorrhoids, it requires a physical exam. Additional tests might be run to discern if hemorrhoids are the cause of anal bleeding, or if there is another cause for the bleeding.
There are several effective treatment options available. Certain lifestyle changes can also make a difference. In severe cases, surgery might be recommended.
Choosing the Right Surgeon
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Dr. Eduardo Parra-Davila MD, FACS, FASCRS and his team begin by focusing on not just the patient, but their entire family: the support system and people committed to restoring the patient to a better quality of life.
Prior to joining Palm Beach Health Network Physician Group, Dr. Parra served as the Director of Minimally Invasive and Colorectal Surgery and the Director of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction at Florida Hospital Celebration Health in Orlando, FL. Previously, he also served as the Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Program at a Hospital in Boca Raton and as the Chief of General Surgery at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Miami. Dr. Parra-Davila has worked as a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the University of Central Florida, Florida State University and University of Miami.
"I get criticized sometimes because I give my cell number to the patients. And my take on it is, you can always be on the other side."
- Parra-Davila MD, FACS, FASCRS
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Choosing the Right Hospital
Dr. Parra performs his surgeries at Good Samaritan Medical Center, located in West Palm Beach. “One of the reasons I came to Good Sam was for the robotic program,” explains Dr. Parra. “It’s a small community hospital with maybe one of the best technologies there is in surgery, and I like that combination.”
Good Samaritan Medical Center is part of the Palm Beach Health Network, which also includes Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center, West Boca Medical Center and Delray Medical Center.