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Understanding the HAE Internal Hemorrhoid Treatment

Posted on October 23, 2023

Our interventional radiologists in Texas offer Hemorrhoidal Artery Embolization (HAE) for internal hemorrhoid treatment. It's a safe, clinically proven procedure that effectively treats hemorrhoids in a minimally invasive way.  

But how does this work? Well, hemorrhoids are simply enlarged vessels; they develop because of abnormal connections between arteries and veins in the rectum. As such, by blocking blood flow to those vessels using embolization, we can shrink hemorrhoids and resolve symptoms such as itching and bleeding.

Why Choose HAE for Internal Hemorrhoid Treatment?

Today, many patients seek hemorrhoidal artery embolization (HAE) over other options because it allows them to find internal hemorrhoid relief while avoiding surgery. Plus, HAE offers:


We perform HAE via catheter inserted through a pin-size access point on your leg. As such, you won't need general anesthesia or an overnight hospital stay. And you'll be able to go home on the same day as your procedure!

High success rate

Patients who choose HAE over surgery find comparable symptom relief, but with fewer side effects, making this a...

Lower risk internal hemorrhoid treatment

Unlike procedures such as a hemorrhoidectomy, rubber band ligation or infrared coagulation, HAE does not result in any reported side effects.

When Should You Come to the Texas Hemorrhoid Institute?

Good HAE candidates have:

  • Been diagnosed with internal hemorrhoids
  • Disruptive symptoms such as heavy bleeding
  • Prolapsed internal hemorrhoids

Meet our Interventional Radiologist, Specializing in Internal Hemorrhoid Treatment

At the Texas Hemorrhoid Institute, Dr. Luke Carlson (a dual board-certified vascular and interventional radiologist) specializes in hemorrhoid artery embolization. With years of experience in this field, he welcomes patients seeking effective internal hemorrhoid treatment.

Under Dr Carlson's expert care, the Texas Hemorrhoid Institute offers effective hemorrhoid treatment solutions. Our hemorrhoid artery embolization procedure yields exceptional patient outcomes across age groups and diverse patient populations. Click here to request an appointmentClick here to request an appointmentClick here to request an appointment so we can determine if HAE is right for you.

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