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Banding Bulletin – June 2014

Banding Bulletin – June 2014

We hope that this month’s edition of the “Banding Bulletin” finds you well! In this edition, we’ll be introducing a new member of our training team, discussing some of the improvements that we’ve made to our training and support programs and address a question that we’ve received in regard to situations where you are dealing with a patient in a hospital setting.

Welcome Dr. Jarrod Kaufman!

We’d like to formally welcome and introduce the newest member of our training team to you — Dr. Jarrod Kaufman! Dr. Kaufman is a Board Certified surgeon from New Jersey, and has been using the CRH O’Regan System in his practices in Brick and Freehold since 2010. Jarrod is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, surgical oncology, and (of course!) non-surgical care of hemorrhoids using the CRH O’Regan System! He has extensive experience in lecturing and teaching, has published a number of pieces in the surgical literature, and serves as the Chairman of the ACS (NJ) Commission on Cancer.

Jarrod will be joining our Medical Staff as an Assistant Medical Director, joining Andy Gorchynsky and me as we work with and support your practices around the country! Welcome, Jarrod!

CRH continues to expand training and support programs!

The addition of Dr. Kaufman, along with our previous expansion of Mr. Allen Hansard’s responsibilities as the CRH National Clinical Support Specialist, will allow us to continue to advance and improve our training and support programs. Our additional training capacity will allow for more flexibility in scheduling future primary training sessions, and Allen will continue to support recently trained practices when patients return their second treatment. We are very grateful for the very positive feedback that we’ve received since implementing these changes, and we look forward to identifying ways to continually improve our training and support.

With that said, there has been no change in CRH’s offer to come back to a trained practice to offer “advanced” sessions, or to train any others in the practice who are interested in learning the procedure for the first time. All of this support is offered at no cost, so feel free to take advantage of it!

Treating your patients’ hemorrhoids while they are in the hospital setting

The CRH O’Regan System allows for the quick, painless, inexpensive, effective treatment of symptomatic hemorrhoids in an office-based or ASC-type setting. There may be occasions when your hospitalized patient may benefit from the treatment that our technology is able to offer. If your hospital does not stock the CRH O’Regan System for your use, please notify Shaun Gerrits and he will work with your hospital directly – providing a cost-benefit analysis and helping facilitate the approval process so that ligators will be available should you need them.

Webinars to be held on June 24th!

I’d like to close by giving you a quick “heads up”, as we will be holding informational webinars scattered throughout the day on Tuesday, June 24th. Keep a lookout for a follow-up email which will provide you with additional information, times, etc. Bring your questions with you and we will look forward to speaking with all that are interested.

Thanks again for having a look at this month’s Bulletin! Please let me know if I can help with anything at all, and have a great day!


Mitchel Guttenplan, MD, FACS
Medical Director
CRH Medical Corporation
C: 770.363.0125 F: 770.475.9953

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