Incision of the Sclerosed Anorectal Vein


Incision of the Sclerosed Anorectal Vein

Incision of the sclerosed anorectal vein, also known as “anal vein ligation and division,” is a surgical procedure used to treat painful anal conditions such as hemorrhoids, Crohn’s disease, and anal fissures. It involves cutting away a vein that has become hardened and blocked due to disease.

During the procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision in the anal area and carefully cuts away the affected vein. Then, they suture the remaining healthy veins together, removing any diseased material. The entire procedure can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the size and location of the affected vein.

The benefits of this procedure include:

  • Reduced pain and discomfort
  • Reduced bleeding from the anal area
  • Reduced risk of abscess formation
  • Improved anal function

Incision of the sclerosed anorectal vein is generally a safe and effective procedure. However, like any surgery, it may be associated with certain risks and complications, such as infection, bleeding, and nerve damage. It’s important to discuss any risks and concerns with your doctor before undergoing the procedure.


Recovery from incision of the sclerosed anorectal vein is typically short. Pain and swelling may last a few days, but should gradually decrease. Most people are able to return to normal activities within a few days to a week. Your doctor may recommend taking over-the-counter pain relievers, applying warm compresses, and increasing your fiber intake to help with recovery.

To reduce the risk of bleeding and infection following the procedure, follow your doctor’s instructions for wound care and take all medications as prescribed. If your symptoms don’t improve after surgery, contact your doctor.