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Hemorrhoid banding, or rubber band ligation (RBL), is a fast and non-surgical approach to hemorrhoid treatment. Unlike hemorrhoidectomy, it doesn’t require fasting, sedation or post-procedure care. And unlike home remedies that provide temporary relief, it completely removes hemorrhoid symptoms.
This process uses a metal-toothed clamp to grab the afflicted tissue and pull it away from the anal wall, allowing your physician to place a rubber band around the hemorrhoid. The metal device can often cause bleeding and pain. One of the criticisms of band ligation using these more traditional techniques is a higher frequency of pain after patients have been treated. With the design of the patented CRH O’Regan System, significant pain is NOT a frequent problem, as less than 1% of patients treated with the CRH O’Regan System experience significant pain!
This procedure is the most complicated and expensive of the banding techniques. It typically requires fasting, bowel preparation and sedation much like what is needed for colonoscopy. A flexible scope is placed inside the rectum, and a band is placed through the scope. In addition to being more expensive, time consuming and inconvenient because of the preparation required, there is also typically a higher incidence of significant pain after this type of procedure.
CRH uses a disposable ligator to create a soft, gentle suction that pulls the appropriate tissue into it. Then, the rubber band can easily and painlessly be placed around the base of the hemorrhoid, where no pain-causing nerve endings are present.
While these banding options can provide complete removal of your hemorrhoid symptoms, we believe the CRH System offers the best, quickest, safest, most effective and most comfortable solution for hemorrhoid patients.
|CRH O’Regan System||30 sec. – 1 min.||0 – 1 day||No|
|Conventional Rubber Banding||5 – 10 min||0 – 3 day||Often Prescribed|
|Infrared Coagulation (IRC)||30 sec. – 3 min.||0 – 1 day||Often Prescribed|
|Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy||15 – 90 min.||0 – 10 day||Yes|
|Conventional Hemorrhoidectomy||40 – 90 min.||0 – 10 day||Yes|