Choosing the right hemorrhoid treatment sounds like it could be difficult, but we’ve made the process painless. Our hemorrhoid treatment comparison chart provides a quick overview to show you the current treatment options available for your hemorrhoids, and in this article we’ll provide more detail to help you make an informed decision about your treatment options.
The CRH O’Regan System
The CRH O’Regan System is a treatment that uses the technique of rubber banding ligation. It is a fast and painless process that revolutionized hemorrhoid treatments, requires no preparation on the part of the patient, and typically allows patients to return to work on the same day. The CRH O’Regan System is over 99% effective and appropriate for over 95% of all hemorrhoid patients. The entire procedure takes less than a minute.
To permanently remove your hemorrhoids, the CRH O’Regan System uses a gentle suction device to draw in the affected tissue and a small rubber band is placed around the base. The procedure is virtually painless as the area where the band is placed has no nerve endings.
Conventional Rubber Banding Ligation
For the majority of people suffering from hemorrhoids, rubber banding ligation, also known as hemorrhoid banding, is considered to be a safe, efficient, and effective treatment option. Like the CRH O’Regan System, a rubber band is placed around the affected tissue. One of the major differences between conventional banding and the patented CRH O’Regan System is the device used in the procedure: the CRH O’Regan System employs a gentle, manual suction to draw in the affected tissue, while conventional rubber band ligation uses metal-toothed clamps to pull the tissue in. The metal clamp itself can cause bleeding and pain, and may lead to a higher rate of post-treatment pain. With traditional devices, it can also be more difficult to place the band in the area where there aren’t any nerve endings.
Infrared Coagulation (IRC)
For patients with small or medium sized hemorrhoids, Infrared Coagulation (IRC) therapy may be suggested. IRC uses a device to direct infrared light at your hemorrhoid, causing some scar tissue to form. With IRC, you can expect to have multiple treatments, typically scheduled 90 days apart. IRC therapy is generally not as effective as band ligation when it comes to larger hemorrhoids. As well, IRC has been shown to have a higher rate of recurrence as compared to the CRH O’Regan System.
Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy (PPH)
The Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy, also referred to as a procedure for prolapsing hemorrhoids (PPH), has become popular with some surgeons as it is reported to involve a bit less pain than a conventional hemorrhoidectomy. The surgeon uses a special device to staple the affected tissue back in place. It’s important to note that not all cases of hemorrhoids are suitable for this procedure. While the post-procedure pain is reported to be lower than a conventional hemorrhoidectomy, there is still a significant recovery time and a risk of post-surgical complications, not to mention a higher cost.
Ultroid treatment is a non-surgical procedure that applies a low direct current to the affected tissue, causing the hemorrhoid to shrink and fall off, eventually relieving the patient’s symptoms. Ultroid procedures can take between 8 – 20 minutes per treatment, making it quite time consuming.
The CRH O’Regan System is:
- Fast – each treatment usually takes less than 60 seconds
- Painless – the CRH O’Regan System uses a gentle suction device instead of harsh metal clamps
- Effective – fewer than 5% of patients experience recurrence within two years
- Non-restrictive – After your doctor’s visit is complete, you can resume all normal activity the same or next day
Hemorrhoids rarely, if ever, go away on their own, and left untreated may get worse with time. Selecting the right hemorrhoid treatment for your situation doesn’t have to be difficult. By choosing one of the physicians throughout the United States trained with the CRH O’Regan System, you can find a fast and painless way to live without hemorrhoids. Find a doctor near you.
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