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On Private Healthcare UK, you can find 1361 private surgeons and 182 private hospitals offering haemorrhoid surgery and if you’re paying for yourself, you could expect it to cost between £1,390 and £3,440. We have over 20 years' experience helping people to make the right choice about private healthcare.

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What is haemorrhoids surgery?

If non-surgical piles treatments have not been successful, haemorrhoids surgery is the next option. Haemorrhoids surgery includes several piles treatment options such as a haemorrhoidectomy where the piles are cut out and a haemorrhoidopexy where the piles are stapled back inside the anus. Piles removal surgery can be performed under a general, regional or local anaesthetic depending on the procedure. The surgery takes between 15 and 45 minutes and is treated as a day case. Most patients are able to go home on the same day as their piles operation. Haemorrhoidopexy or stapling has shorter recovery times and is considered less painful than a haemorrhoidectomy. However, pain and discomfort are normal after haemorrhoid surgery and can be treated using paracetamol or ibuprofen. To improve haemorrhoid surgery recovery time, a high-fibre diet is recommended as well as staying hydrated. A stool softener may also be prescribed. Full recovery following piles removal surgery is 10 to 14 days.

Should I go private?

Choosing to go private for an haemorrhoids surgery offers the following benefits:

  • Gain access to fast treatment
  • Beat the haemorrhoids NHS waiting list
  • A choice of when you want to be treated
  • A choice of where to be treated
  • A choice of the consultant or private general surgeon
  • Sometimes, access to options which may not be available on the NHS

Private Colorectal Surgeons in the UK

The following colorectal or general surgeons perform private haemorrhoid removal procedures in the UK.

Jonathan Wilson

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon


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Simon Radley

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon


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The McCarthy Clinic

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon


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Jim Khan

Consultant Colorectal, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgeon


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How do I choose a private haemorrhoids specialist?

We recommend preparing a list of questions to ask the specialist, you might want to ask:

  • Can you provide a detailed profile of your background, experience and qualifications?
  • When and where did you receive training in surgery?
  • What is your position and role within the NHS?
  • How many haemorrhoids procedures do you undertake each year?
  • Can I speak to any of your past patients to find out about their experience?
  • How much do you charge for the initial consultation?
  • What sort of piles treatment do you recommend?

Which hospitals and clinics provide piles treatment procedures?

The following private hospitals and clinics offer private haemorrhoids procedures in the UK.

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How do I choose a private hospital or clinic?

You should compare what the hospitals or clinics have to offer, how they differ, and what sort of philosophy of care they offer. The location of the hospital will play an important role in your choice - search the Private Healthcare UK private hospital database to find hospitals which are within easy travelling distance so that family can visit and you can eliminate any discomfort of long journeys.

How much does a private haemorrhoid removal cost?

If you're paying for yourself, private haemorrhoid surgery costs around. £2,908. (between £1,390 and £3,400) at private hospitals and clinics in the UK. To get a more accurate cost, you can get a personalised quote from Private Healthcare UK.

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What is included in the price?

In most cases, the following is included in the price, but you should double check exactly what is included:

  • All medical and nursing care during your procedure
  • Hospital fees
  • Any drugs that you need while in the hospital
  • Surgeon or consultant fees

The price is normally payable on or before admission to the hospital.

Is my private haemorrhoid removal covered by insurance?

If you have health or private medical insurance, you likely covered for a private haemorrhoids treatment – you should check with your insurer and get a claim authorised before booking an appointment with a specialist.

Do I need a referral from my GP?

You may not need a referal from your GP to see private surgeons about piles treatments. However, we recommend checking with individual specialists to see if this is required or not. If you do not have a GP, many private hospitals an arrange for you to have an appointment with a private GP in their outpatient department.

The practicalities of going private

Your initial consultation is a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you have about the procedure. You should bring any test results with you so that you won't have to repeat expensive tests or scans - you can get these from your GP. If you are paying for yourself, you should be prepared to pay the consultation fee on the day. If you are insured, remember to bring your registration documents and proof of pre-authorisation.

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Authors and sources

  • Private healthcare information reviewed by Keith Pollard, UK private healthcare expert and Executive Chairman of LaingBuisson International Limited
  • Price range calculated using costs sourced from:

LaingBuisson is the chosen provider of independent sector healthcare market data to the UK government's Office for National Statistics.