Banding

Hemorrhoid Banding

Hemorrhoid banding, or rubber band ligation, is a fast and non-surgical approach to hemorrhoid removal. Unlike a hemorrhoidectomy, it doesn’t require fasting, sedation or post-procedure care. And unlike home remedies that provide temporary relief, it treats the hemorrhoids directly.

Types of banding:

Traditional banding: This process uses a metal-toothed clamp to grab the afflicted tissue and pull it away from the anal wall, allowing the physician to place a rubber band around the hemorrhoid. The metal device can often cause bleeding and pain. One of the criticisms of band ligation using these more traditional techniques is a higher frequency of pain after patients have been treated. With the design of the patented CRH O’Regan System, significant pain is NOT a frequent problem (less than 1% of patients treated with the CRH O’Regan System experience significant pain).

Endoscopic banding: This procedure is the most complicated and expensive of the banding techniques. It typically requires fasting, bowel preparation and sedation, much like what is needed for colonoscopy. A flexible scope is placed inside the rectum, and a band is placed through the scope. In addition to being more expensive, time consuming and inconvenient because of the preparation required, there is also typically a higher incidence of significant pain after this type of procedure.

The CRH O’Regan System: CRH uses a disposable ligator to create a soft, gentle suction that pulls the afflicted area up. Then, the rubber band can easily and painlessly be placed above the hemorrhoid, where no pain-causing nerve endings are present.

While all banding options can provide complete treatment of hemorrhoids, we believe the CRH System offers the best, most comfortable solution for your patients.

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