Benjamin Basseri, MD -  - Gastroenterologist

Benjamin Basseri, MD

Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Hemorrhoids Specialist

Hemorrhoids can cause an array of painful, annoying symptoms that can affect your quality of life. Dr. Basseri uses simple but highly effective techniques to help patients in the Los Angeles, CA, area manage their hemorrhoid symptoms so they can lead more comfortable lives.

Hemorrhoids Q & A

What are hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are fleshy masses of inflamed tissue and blood vessels in or near the rectum that become inflamed and often protrude into the anus. Hemorrhoids occur when pressure builds up in the rectum and anus, often as a result of chronic constipation or straining during bowel movements, from prolonged periods of standing, or from obesity or weight gain during pregnancy. They occur most commonly in men and women who are 50 years of age and older, but they often occur in younger people as well.

What symptoms do hemorrhoids cause?

Hemorrhoids can cause different symptoms, and symptoms can vary from very mild to severe. The mot common symptoms include:

  • pain around the anus

  • itching around the anus

  • mild rectal bleeding, especially during bowel movements

  • discomfort when sitting

  • stool leakage, especially when hemorrhoids prolapse, or extend beyond the anus

I have rectal bleeding; does that mean I have hemorrhoids?

Not necessarily; while some hemorrhoids do cause rectal bleeding, bleeding can occur for other reasons as well, including hard stools, constipation and rectal or colon cancer. If you have rectal bleeding or blood in your stools, you should schedule an evaluation right away.

How are hemorrhoids treated?

Some hemorrhoids can be treated with lifestyle changes like losing weight, and those that develop during pregnancy often resolve in the weeks and months after giving birth. Topical medications may help relieve symptoms in those cases. But when hemorrhoids cause symptoms like severe pain or discomfort when sitting or walking, they may need more aggressive treatment. One of the most common procedures involves placing a band around the hemorrhoids, restricting blood flow and causing the hemorrhoids to drop off. Scar tissue that forms in the area can help prevent them from recurring.

Insurance Plans Accepted

For your convenience, we've created a short list of the providers we accept. If you do not see your insurance provider listed on our site, please call our office to confirm coverage.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Blue Shield
Blue Shield of California
Motion Picture Industry Health Plan

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    “He is one of the best doctors I've ever dealt with, and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is having GI issues. Thank you Dr. Basseri!”

    Robbie R.
  • Vitals

    "Clear, concise explanation of procedure and risks. He made sure I was comfortable with how we were to proceed and that all questions were answered. Top-notch."

  • Yelp

    "I've seen Dr. Basseri for approximately a year now and I must say that he is the best, friendliest, honest, and trustworthy doctor I have ever seen."

    John D.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Basseri is a great diagnostician with great compassion. He took time to speak with me and discuss my diagnosis. Very skilled and talented."

    Steven L.
  • Vitals

    "I was impressed by Dr. Basseri's professionalism. He knows how to listen. That's the most important skill for a good doctor."

  • Yelp

    "This man and his knowledge changed my life. I got my life back. Words cannot express my gratitude!!! Go see this man if you have any GI troubles. He's a true healer."

    Cara A.
Benjamin Basseri, MD
8631 W 3rd St, Suite 1015E
Beverly Hills

Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: 424-206-5002
Fax: 310-358-2266
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