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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 which provide only temporary relief, it completely and definitively treats hemorrhoid symptoms.
Traditional rubber band ligation uses a metal-toothed clamp to grab the hemorrhoidal tissue, 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 the traditional technique is a higher frequency of pain after treatment. The patented CRH O’Regan System is designed so that significant pain is NOT a frequent problem, and in fact 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 the device. 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 fastest, 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|
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