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San Francisco Gastroenterology Hemorrhoid Banding and Treatment

Our board-certified physicians are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of hemorrhoids and other gastrointestinal disorders. Dr. Farrell and Dr. Cabansag have over two decades of experience combined, allowing them to offer the latest evidence-based medical management and treatment.

Patients from all across the Bay Area & Marin County choose San Francisco Gastroenterology because of our personalized approach to treatment, which includes special attention to diet and lifestyle factors. In addition, our conveniently located facility is designed for the maximum comfort and care of all our patients and their families. Our goal is to always provide the highest quality medical care and patient service possible.

What is Hemorrhoid Banding?

Hemorrhoid banding, or rubber band ligation, is a fast and nonsurgical approach to treatment. Unlike hemorrhoidectomy, it doesn’t require fasting, sedation or post-procedure care. And unlike home remedies that provide temporary relief, it completely removes symptoms. The CRH O’Regan System uses a disposable ligator to create a soft, gentle suction that pulls the appropriate tissue into it. Then, the rubber band can easily and painlessly be placed around the base of the hemorrhoid, where no pain-causing nerve endings are present. We believe the CRH System offers the best, quickest, safest, most effective and most comfortable solution for patients. For additional information on hemorrhoid banding, visit our blog post on the procedure.

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What are Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoidal veins drain the anorectal area and occur in every person. Hemorrhoids in the medical sense refers to the condition where the hemorrhoidal veins become enlarged or swollen and may be external or internal. External hemorrhoids may be seen or felt as a protrusion around the outside of the anus. Internal hemorrhoids are usually hidden from view since they are located inside the rectum. Hemorrhoids are a common condition, affecting both men and women, and are more likely in older populations. Hemorrhoids can develop during pregnancy or at delivery.

Symptoms of Hemorrhoids

Symptoms include: painless rectal bleeding; anal itching or pain; tissue bulging around the anus; or leakage of feces or difficulty cleaning after a bowel movement.

Complications from Hemorrhoids

Although hemorrhoids do not usually cause serious health problems, they can be annoying and uncomfortable.

Hemorrhoid Treatment

Treatments include increasing fiber intake, avoiding straining at stool, using ointments, and surgical interventions including injection therapy, banding, or surgery.

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