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Every physician in the CRH network works hard to ensure your hemorrhoids are treated completely, and that your banding is completed without pain or downtime. This procedure does not require that you fast or take other measures or prepare for your hemorrhoid banding appointment, making it convenient to fit into your schedule.
Here’s what to expect on your first visit:
First, your physician will examine you and confirm your diagnosis. If they determine that a banding with the CRH O’Regan System is right for you, you may either begin treatment right away, or on a subsequent visit.
During the brief and painless banding procedure, your physician will use a gentle suction device – unlike the harsh metal clamps used in other banding treatments – to place a small rubber band around the base of the internal hemorrhoid where there are no pain-sensitive nerve endings. The whole thing typically takes less than 60 seconds.
Once the rubber band is in place, it cuts off the blood supply to the banded hemorrhoidal tissue, causing this tissue to fall off, typically within a few days. This often happens during a bowel movement without the patient even noticing! The hemorrhoid will shrink, relieving your symptoms.
During the first 24 hours, you may experience a feeling of fullness or a dull ache in the rectum, but over-the-counter pain medication will provide sufficient relief.
Many patients require a total of 3 banding sessions to ensure lasting relief. One band will be placed at each session, and this keeps the complication rate very low.
After your Hemorrhoid Banding Appointment, recovery is easy and you can get back to your life with lasting relief from your hemorrhoids.
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