Hemorrhoid Banding

Hemorrhoid Banding

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins at the upper or lower end of the anal canal that can cause pain, bleeding, or other irritation. Increased abdominal/pelvic pressure prevents blood in these veins from returning to the heart, causing them to swell. While many people can get hemorrhoids, you are especially susceptible if you strain to pass bowel movements, do heavy lifting, have recently delivered a baby, or have a sedentary job.

A first step for many patients is to avoid the behaviors that caused hemorrhoids. For example, if you frequently strain to pass bowel movements, it may help for you to use a stool softener or low-dose laxative to avoid straining.

You may have also tried an over-the-counter medication for hemorrhoids. Or your primary care provider may have prescribed a medication. If these have not helped, there are other options. Hemorrhoids at the lower end of the anal canal (so-called “external hemorrhoids”) are best treated surgically. By comparison, hemorrhoids at the upper end of the anal canal (“internal hemorrhoids”) can be treated at the center by a procedure, by one of our providers who is experienced with the CRH O’Regan hemorrhoid banding system.

Hemorrhoid Banding: The CRH O’Regan Hemorrhoid Removal System Hemorrhoid banding, or rubber band ligation, is a fast and nonsurgical approach to hemorrhoid treatment. Unlike a hemorrhoidectomy, it doesn’t require fasting, sedation or post-procedure care. And unlike home remedies that provide temporary relief, it completely removes hemorrhoid symptoms. - See more at: http://www.crhsystem.com

We Minimize Hemorrhoid Banding Pain

Does the CRH System hurt? The short answer is, “no.” Most patients feel no pain from hemorrhoid banding, even during recovery. And those who do typically report their pain as minor, just a slight fullness in the rectum, or a dull ache.

According to a study of more than 6,500 patients and 20,000 banded hemorrhoids published in 2010, only 0.5% of CRH patients – that’s just one in 200 – reported significant post-hemorrhoid banding pain or bleeding, compared with 4-29% of patients who received other types of banding procedures.

Why doesn’t it hurt?

The CRH System minimizes your pain by using a gentle suction device instead of harsh metal clamps. It also places the bands up around the base of the hemorrhoid, where there are no painful nerve endings.