Got Hemorrhoids?


We are excited to announce that our office is now offering a new hemorrhoid banding treatment. This new system allows the treatment of internal hemorrhoids in an office setting, without surgery or pain.

Our innovative technique is safe and effective. It does not require a preparation and, being virtually painless, can be done without anesthesia. It is done in three sessions, taking very few minutes each time. Patients are able to return to work immediately after the procedure.

Hemorrhoids affect more than 50% of the population over 30 years old. Many people with hemorrhoids suffer for years with symptoms that come and go, using creams, ointments and suppositories for partial and temporary relief. They would avoid traditional hemorrhoid surgery because of the pain and discomfort.

Today, rubber band ligation is the most common procedure used to treat hemorrhoids with roughly 50 million procedures performed worldwide each year. Rubber band ligation can treat approximately 90% of all hemorrhoid patients and is as effective as surgical removal of hemorrhoids, while being much less invasive and less painful.

Over the years, a number of other treatments have been used to treat serious cases of hemorrhoids, including infrared photocoagulation, cryotherapy, sclerotherapy, ultrasound activated scalpel and bicap electrocoagulation. Compared to these techniques, rubber band ligation is more effective at the elimination of hemorrhoid tissue and Gastro Health controlling symptoms. The technique is also faster and more comfortable than most of the other methods.

At Gastro Health, we use the CRH-O’Regan® system, which cuts off the internal hemorrhoids’ blood supply with a tiny rubber band. It is faster, more accurate, more comfortable and less likely to result in post-procedure pain and bleeding than other methods. That’s because other hemorrhoid rubber band ligation methods use sharp, metal-toothed forceps to grab the tissue. This may puncture the muscle layer and result in post-procedure pain or other complications.

With the unique CRH-O’Regan® system we manually control all aspects of the procedure for a more gentle and accurate placement of the band avoiding sensitive tissue. Because the device is also smaller than other systems, our method of treatment provides for better comfort and faster healing for our patients.

To schedule an appointment for a consultation on the hemorrhoid banding treatment call your Gastro Health physician today.