Is Hemorrhoid Banding Right For Me?


hEven if you’ve only experienced hemorrhoids once, you are completely aware of how unpleasant and painful the ordeal can be. Chances are, you’ve looked up some natural at-home remedies or tried an over-the-counter cream to get rid of your hemorrhoids. For some, this may provide mild, temporary relief, but for others, especially those who experience multiple, recurrent hemorrhoids, natural or store-bought remedies are just not enough.

San Francisco Gastroenterology offers patients a technique known as hemorrhoid banding. Hemorrhoid banding (the CRH O’ Regan System) uses a rubber band to remove a patient’s hemorrhoids non-surgically. During hemorrhoid banding, a small rubber band is gently put around the base of each hemorrhoid .

The pressure from the small band causes each hemorrhoid to shrink in size and eventually fall off. In just three short visits to your gastroenterologist, your hemorrhoid banding is complete and you will be free of hemorrhoids. Here are some of the benefits of hemorrhoid banding & treatment:

  • You will not have to commit to frequent visits to your doctor since hemorrhoid banding is completed in three visits.
  • Hemorrhoid banding does not require sedation – you will be able to resume your normal routine after the procedure, including driving yourself home or returning to work.
  • Hemorrhoid banding is painless.
  • There is no need for any type of preparation or fasting prior to hemorrhoid banding.
  • Each visit to your gastroenterologist will only take minutes, and you will be able to return to regular activities without issue.

If you find that your hemorrhoid symptoms are interrupting your life and that natural or store-bought ointments are only providing mild, temporary relief, it’s time to consider hemorrhoid banding. There’s no reason why anyone should have to deal with the pain and discomfort caused by hemorrhoids when a simple, fast and effective solution such as hemorrhoid banding exists. Contact your gastroenterologist today to discuss your symptoms and talk about whether hemorrhoid banding is right for you.

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