We hope that this edition of the Banding Bulletin finds you well! This month, we’ll touch on how to manage patients who don’t see full symptomatic relief after banding all 3 hemorrhoids, discuss our smartphone app and provide a quick update on CRH Anesthesia Management!
When we head back to practices for “refresher” sessions, we sometimes see patients who haven’t fully responded to a round of banding. Based on our observations, we have a few recommendations on how to best care for these more difficult patients, as the most common reasons for an incomplete clinical response in these patients (in order of decreasing frequency) seems to be:
We would typically wait at least 4-6 weeks after the 3rd banding session before considering the placement of additional bands, as it seems that the scarring process that occurs after a banding takes some time to demonstrate its full effect, and if you act more quickly than that, you may be treating someone that, if left alone, would’ve done just fine. At this follow-up visit, anoscopy will guide you as to where to place that additional band.
Please let us know if you have some of these more “stubborn” clinical situations, as we are always happy to head your way to assist you with them. Our hope would be to help with their evaluation and in planning for appropriate care. Please notify your Account Manager or ME and we can go from there!
Last month, CRH Anesthesia Management was proud to announce our latest two agreements, acquiring a 60% interest in a GI Anesthesia Service in Florida, and helping to develop a new Anesthesia Program in Washington State. These developments expand our footprint into 8 states!
If you have a current anesthesia service and would like to monetize some of the equity you’ve built in the service, or if you currently do not have an anesthesia program and would like to develop one, we’d love the opportunity to speak with you! If you are interested, please contact Carter Blanton, our VP of Business Development for our Anesthesia Team, or ME, and we can start the process!
CRH has developed a great resource in order to help you to care for your patients – the CRH O’Regan System App for both IOS and Android devices! The app includes links to our support materials, videos, tips and tricks, etc. The App is free and available for download onto your smart phone or tablet.
Thanks so much for having a look at this Bulletin. Please let me know if you have any questions that you’d like us to address in future issues and also if we can help you or your practice in any way! If you are reading this and are not currently trained, let ME know and we’ll provide you with additional information.