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Banding Bulletin – December 07 2009

Banding Bulletin – December 07 2009

Thank you for meeting us at ACG in San Diego!

We had a great time at the ACG in San Diego! It was a pleasure to meet many new faces, and great to see some of our old friends as well. The turn-out for our interactive sessions and lunch symposium was fantastic and we are looking forward to the new training sessions on our calendar. On this note, our remaining 2009 training schedule is filling up – if you are interested in having your practice trained before the end of the year, please contact me as soon possible to secure a date.

And if you will be in New York for the NYSGE Meeting next week – come by and see us – we will be doing more live demonstrations!

CRH Training Program Has Expanded!

While I am on the topic of trainings, we recently sent a survey to all of our trained partners and 50% of trained partners mentioned that they would benefit from another session with one of our trainers. Our conversations with our many GI partners indicate that this additional session can be very helpful after getting some initial experience with our Technology.

This is what one of our partners has to say about his “follow-up training” experience:

“The refresher course was fantastic. <My trainer> was just a delight, helpful, full of valuable tips and he <reinforced> the blind technique which is more comfortable for my patients. The proctoring at this stage of my banding experience was more meaningful due to the foundation of doing the procedure for a few years. We both agreed that there just aren’t any companies that provide such a service. I think you will have a loyal following because of it. You have made me a better doctor for my patients with anal disease. I am more confident in the banding procedure and I am very appreciative.” MT, MD

I wanted to remind everyone that these additional sessions are now a standard offering as part of our Training Program, so please do let us know if we can support your practice by scheduling a “refresher course” for your practice. These are offered at no cost, and we’d like you to take full advantage of them.

CRH Medical’s “24/7” Professional Support:

Please remember that it is very common for our Partners to have a question or two as they get a chance to utilize our Technology and appreciate the many benefits that it provides to your patients and your practice. We are happy to help support you in any way possible.

Welcome to CRH! Meet our Newest GI Partners!

We have recently trained over 52 physicians in 11 states in the last month, including the following:

Memphis Gastroenterology – Memphis, TN

Gastroenterology Associates – Milwaukee, WI

Montpelier Surgery Center – San Jose, CA

GI Consultants – Reno, NV

Digestive Disease Specialists – Oklahoma City, OK

Lifeline Endoscopy Center – Cape Coral, FL

Beloit Clinic – Beloit, WI

North County Center for Digestive Health – Jupiter, FL

Sierra Gastro – Lancaster, CA

GI & Liver Diseases Consultants – Dayton, OH

Metro GI – New Orleans, LA

Family Life Clinic – Hobart, IN

Family Life Clinic – Hobart, IN

Athens Gastro – Athens, GA

West GA Gastro – Carrollton, GA

If you would like to be listed in our next addition, let me know!

Do you have a Regional Meeting or “Gut Club” coming up? CRH is Happy to Sponsor It!

Please let us know what events you have coming up. We would be happy to sponsor a lunch and learn to help keep you and your colleagues up to speed on advancements with the CRH O’Regan System. Please email your requests with date, location, approximate number of attendees and sponsorship fee to

Know someone who would be interested in the CRH O’Regan System Partnership Program?

Use the “Share with a colleague” function on the right, or send me an email. We are happy to introduce your colleagues to the benefits of the program.

Training and Support Resources

Remember, if you or your practice have any clinical questions/concerns, are ready to expand your practice by having additional doctors trained, or simply want a refresher course for yourself, please do not hesitate to contact me. If your practice needs help with any other resources, below is a quick reference to the departments that are here to support you:


Make sure patients looking for treatment can find you! If you have not already done so, please contact Alicia Johnson (800.660.2153 x1029) today so that she can coordinate your addition to our website, and help you build your practice using our printed materials . . . all “free of charge!”

Product Ordering:

Don’t be caught empty-handed. Make sure you keep plenty of product on-hand to help reduce expenses incurred by Express Shipping. If you ever have questions about your orders, please do not hesitate to contact Deborah Cotter (800.660.2153 x1011).

Contracting and Billing:

Our contracting and billing department is available to provide assistance dealing with third party payers as it pertains to the CRH treatment protocols, obtaining maximum reimbursement and to help your staff with any coding and billing issues that may arise. Please contact Sarah Standley (800.660.2153 x1029).

If you would like to discuss integrating the CRH O’Regan System into your practice, please contact us at or call 800-660-2153 x1023.

I look forward to speaking with you soon!

Best regards,


Mitchel Guttenplan, MD, FACS

Medical Director

CRH Medical Products Corporation

T: 800.660.2153 x1022 | C: 770.363.0125 | F: 770.475.9953

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