Hemorrhoid Banding: The CRH O’Regan System for Treatment


Hemorrhoids occur when a person’s hemorrhoidal veins, which are located in the anorectal area, become enlarged or swollen. They are caused when the pressure on the hemorrhoidal veins becomes too much for the veins to bear. This enlargement/swelling can be external or internal. External hemorrhoids can be seen and/or felt outside of the anus, whereas internal hemorrhoids are not usually visible from the outside of the anus. Symptoms typically include: rectal bleeding (painless), bleeding during bowel movements, itching, and or/rectal pain.

Hemorrhoids are extremely common – about half of the population experiences hemorrhoids by age fifty. One of the most commonly prescribed method of treatment for hemorrhoids is to simply recommend that patients increase the amount of fiber in their diet, use of ointments, or if needed, surgical methods such as injection therapy.

A New Hemorrhoid Treatment: Simple, Fast & Painless

Today, the providers at San Francisco Gastroenterology are able to provide patients with a new approach to the treatment of hemorrhoids – hemorrhoid banding. Hemorrhoid banding, using the CRH O’Regan System, is a non-surgical approach to removing hemorrhoids. The procedure places a small rubber band around the base of the hemorrhoid, which causes it to shrink down and eventually fall off. The CRH O’Regan System is incredibly simple in that it can successfully remove hemorrhoids in just three visits to your Gastroenterologist – it does not require sedation, it’s painless, there is no preparation or fasting needed prior to the hemorrhoid banding procedure and the entire process only takes minutes. This method of hemorrhoid ligation offers patients relief from their symptoms in a way that also allows them to return to their normal routine after each procedure.

There have been over 300,000 procedures already performed using the CRH O’Regan hemorrhoid banding approach and 99% of those who experience hemorrhoids are likely to benefit from the procedure.  If you are experiencing the symptoms listed above and are interested in hemorrhoid banding, please contact the specialists at San Francisco Gastroenterology.

For more information on the CRH O’Regan Hemorrhoid Banding procedure, watch this video that details this approach:

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