HEMORRHOID BANDING — THE GOLD STANDARD FOR INTERNAL HEMORRHOID TREATMENT
Today, the safest, most common hemorrhoid treatment is rubber-band ligation, or hemorrhoid banding. In fact, while banding isn’t surgery at all, it is the most common “surgical” procedure for hemorrhoids. Roughly 50 million hemorrhoid banding procedures are performed each year. Ligation treats more than 95% of all hemorrhoids. Many consider banding the gold-standard for treatment for internal hemorrhoids.
PROTECTING YOUR COMFORT, SAFETY & HEALTH
The Utah Hemorrhoid Center at Granite Peaks Gastroenterology is the Salt Lake Valley’s first GI practice to offer hemorrhoid banding and the largest provider of the CRH O’Regan system in Utah. Our ligation system cuts off the hemorrhoid’s blood supply more quickly, comfortably, and accurately than other methods.
No prep is needed prior to the procedure. The banding procedure works by cutting off the blood supply to the banded tissue, causing the surrounding hemorrhoid tissue to scar back in place. This scarring process eliminates the cause of the hemorrhoid, preventing a reoccurrence. To maintain the highest level of safety for our patients, hemorrhoids are treated one at a time.
HOW DOES THE CRH O’REGAN PROCEDURE WORK?
HEMORRHOID BANDING RECOVERY
There is no need for sedation, so you can drive yourself home after the procedure. You may find an over-the-counter pain medication helpful following the procedure.
We suggest you curtail athletic activity for the remainder of the day after the procedure, but many people find they can return to office jobs and simple tasks immediately afterwards. Discuss your activity level with your provider.
The risks and side effects of hemorrhoid banding are rare. However, if you experience any of the following you should call our office
- Severe pain that does not go away
- Bleeding from the anus
- Inability to pass urine
- Any signs of infection in the anal area
You may notice a feeling of fullness in the rectal area or have the feeling that you need to move your bowels. This typically improves within a few hours and normally does not require any medication, but it should respond to Tylenol (acetaminophen), Motrin (ibuprofen), or other over the counter medications, if required. You should NOT feel any pain or any type of “pinching” sensation after the procedure — if you do, please let your doctor know immediately before leaving the office. This discomfort can typically be remedied by repositioning the band that was applied.
- Avoid strenuous activities for the rest of the day
- Resume full activity the following day
- Avoid constant sitting if possible – stand up every 2-3 hours at minimum
- Avoid constipation – use a fiber supplement if needed
- If travel is necessary, stay well-hydrated to avoid constipation, avoid alcohol, stand up frequently
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