At Digestive Health Specialists, we utilize the patented CRH-O’Regan Disposable Hemorrhoid Banding System which is smaller and more comfortable for patients. This method uses gentle suction instead of a metal-toothed forceps to grasp the hemorrhoid, thus significantly reducing the risk of pain and bleeding. Also, because the device is 100% disposable and single-use, the risk for cross-patient infection (i.e. HIV, hepatitis B and C) associated with inadequately sterilized conventional equipment is eliminated.
The hemorrhoid typically falls off within a day or so, and 99.8% of patients have no post-procedure pain. Performed in our offices in as little as 60 seconds, the banding technique has been found to be 99.1% effective.
Before scheduling your hemorrhoid banding procedure try these at-home treatments first to determine if your hemorrhoids will resolve on their own.
- Take a 15 minute sitz bath (a warm bath with a tablespoon of table salt added) 3 times per day and after each bowel movement if possible. Gentry dry your bottom after the bath.
- Avoid constipation by increasing the amount of fiber and liquids in your diet. Stool softeners may also be helpful when attempting to avoid constipation.
- Avoid sitting on the commode for more than 2 minutes to prevent excess straining. If you are unable to have a bowel movement at that time, come back later.
- Avoid prolonged sitting or other activities that will increase the pressure on your bottom. If you work at a desk all day, get up and take breaks whenever you can.
- There are many creams or suppositories for hemorrhoids, but they have limited benefits.
If these treatments do not help within 1-2 weeks, please call Digestive Health Specialists to discuss our fast, safe and painless treatment method for hemorrhoid removal.