When it comes to the treatment of piles (also known as hemorrhoids), the expert doctors who helped design the CRH O’Regan System believe that you won’t find a quick, painless, or convenient treatment option than our patented piles treatment system. But that doesn’t mean we don’t want you to be informed.
Below, we’ve compiled information on each type of piles treatment so you can make an informed decision about which treatment will be the best one for you. We believe that after you know all the facts, you’ll come to the same conclusion as thousands of other individuals worldwide: that the CRH O’Regan System is one of the most simple and pain-free piles treatments available.
External Piles Treatment Options:
- Piles Banding—Piles banding, also known as rubber band ligation, is a quick, convenient non-surgical approach for the removal of piles. Unlike surgical methods, rubber band ligation doesn’t require fasting, sedation, or post-procedure care, and unlike some of the home remedies available for the treatment of piles, ligation is a permanent solution.
There are two kinds of banding. Traditional banding involves metal-toothed clamps clutching effected piles tissue and stretching it (quite uncomfortably) at length so a physician can place a band around the pile. This procedure often causes bleeding and is usually painful.
The CRH O’Regan System is different than traditional banding. Using a disposable ligator, the physician prepares the area with a soft, gentle sucking technique that prepares the area for ligation in a way that causes minimal discomfort. The band is gently placed around the base of the pile where no nerve-endings are present, making the whole process painless.
- Hemorrhoidectomy—Hemorrhoidectomy is the surgical removal of hemorrhoids, also known as piles. The procedure usually involves fasting, sedation, metal clamps, and the surgical removal of the affected piles tissue. The process can be extremely uncomfortable during the procedure and in after-care, and is only recommended in the most extreme cases.
- Creams & Home Remedies—There are a number of creams and home remedies available over the counter for the treatment of piles. While these products are known to offer temporary relief of piles symptoms, they do nothing to treat the root cause of piles and cannot be counted upon as a permanent solution for the discomfort caused by piles.
- IRC—Infrared Coagulation therapy, also known as IRC, is a process by which a physician uses infrared light to create scar tissue around the pile, attempting to cutt off its blood supply and trying to cause the affected tissue to shrink. Usually, IRC therapy takes multiple treatments, with requisite 90-day intervals between treatments. During IRC, patients may feel some pain and a burning sensation and seems to have a higher recurrence rate, particularly when patients have larger or more advanced piles.
- Sclerotherapy—Sclerotherapy is infrequently used to treat piles, and it involves the injection of chemicals into the affected tissue. It has a higher risk of complications compared with many of today’s more common treatments. Common side effects include ulceration followed by several days of bleeding and excessive pain can occur. If your doctor recommends sclerotherapy, you might consider getting a second opinion, as there are many safer and more convenient treatments available.
- Ultroid—Ultroid® therapy is a treatment for piles that utilizes an electric current in order to gause the hemorrhoid tissue to shrink. An electrode is placed through a tube (known as an “anoscope” which is placed into the rectum, and the electrode is kept in contact with the involved tissue for a period of time (up to 18-19 minutes for more advanced cases). The CRH O’Regan System does not require the anoscope for the treatment, and the procedure typically takes around a minute to complete – making the entire experience more comfortable for the patient.