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This article was published on April 28, 2015, and was last updated on May 1st, 2019 in Hemorrhoid Banding.
Going in for Hemorrhoid Banding? Here’s What to Expect
You’ve been diagnosed with hemorrhoids and you’ve done your research to learn that hemorrhoid banding is the right choice for your situation, but you’re not sure what to expect from the procedure. Here’s why the CRH O’Regan System is often the first choice for non-surgical hemorrhoid treatment.
• No Fasting
• No Pain
• No Waiting
• No Downtime
• No Problem
Unlike other hemorrhoid treatment options, there’s really nothing you need to do to prepare for your CRH O’Regan hemorrhoid banding procedure. Once your physician has determined you’re a candidate for hemorrhoid banding treatment, in some cases, they can treat you immediately.
The CRH O’Regan System uses a proprietary procedure to place a band at the base of the hemorrhoid, where there are no pain-sensitive nerve endings. While other rubber band ligation procedures can use metal clamps to grasp the affected tissue, we use a gentle suction to bring the tissue forward, and then place a single band around the hemorrhoid. The majority of our patients report that they feel no pain from the banding. A slight fullness or sense of pressure in the rectum is normal and should resolve within a few hours.
A 2010 study of over 6,500 patients and 20,000 banded hemorrhoids reported that only .5% (1 out of 200) of CRH patients experienced significant post-hemorrhoid banding pain or bleeding. In comparison, 4-29% of the patients who opted for alternative banding procedures reported significant post-hemorrhoid banding pain or bleeding.
Should you feel a pinch, any pain, or discomfort during or immediately after your procedure, let your physician know so they can fix it before you leave their office.
Our banding treatment for hemorrhoids usually takes less than 60 seconds. That’s it. In the time it takes to read this article, you could have had the procedure done and been a step closer to eliminating the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids.
Alternative banding treatments, using metal-toothed clamps to grab the affected tissue and pull it away from the anal wall, take longer, and in the case of endoscopic banding, require fasting, bowel preparation, and sedation. Not only is endoscopic treatment more involved, it’s more expensive and has a higher rate of significant post-procedure pain.
While other hemorrhoid treatments may require extensive recovery restrictions and significant downtime, CRH patients are able to return to work the same or next day.
The CRH O’Regan hemorrhoid banding system can be used for about 99% of all hemorrhoid sufferers, and by using a single-use, disposable device, we’re able to eliminate the risk of contamination. To further minimize complications, the CRH O’Regan System treats one hemorrhoid at a time (treating more than one hemorrhoid at a time can increase the chance of complications by up to 10x). Most patients require three treatments (one for each of the hemorrhoidal columns), but start feeling relief after just one.
The CRH O’Regan System is your pain-free, worry-free, surgery-free solution to your disruptive hemorrhoids. Find a CRH-trained physician near you today, and start enjoying relief tomorrow.