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Banding Bulletin – March 2010

Banding Bulletin – March 2010

We are very happy to bring you our most recent “Banding Bulletin,” and to highlight the new resources that have been developed in order to help you and your practice. DDW is right around the corner, and we invite you to stop by and say “hello” on the exhibition floor and in the “Learning Center.” We are also excited about the formation of an ASGE “SIG” dealing with anorectal issues, which will hopefully allow for an increased exchange of ideas and help to further demonstrate that anorectal care is truly a part of the GI’s domain.

As always, please let us know if there is anything that we can do, or if there are other resources that we can develop in order to help meet your needs. Thanks for your support and interest, and I hope to catch up with you soon!

Research & Articles

We had the pleasure of publishing a paper with Drs. David A. Johnson and Bergein F. Overholt which recently appeared in EndoEconomics titled “Hemorrhoid Care – Rubber Band Ligation Using the CRH O’Regan System.” I hope you find this article informative and invite your questions and feedback. On this note, if you have any personal impressions or testimonials regarding the use of our technology in your practice, I invite you to submit them for inclusion in our next Banding Bulletin. A complete list of all published Research & Articles can be found on our website:

Online Ordering of Ligators and Marketing Material Now Available!

We are excited that so many of you are utilizing this new feature!!! If you have not yet ordered online you will need to contact our Customer Service Department to set-up a username and password – after that, the process is simple. Deborah Cotter will be happy to walk you through from start to finish! Please email or call her at 800.660.2153 x1011 to get started!

CRH By The Numbers

We thought you might be interested in a quick update on how our Partnership Program has grown this past year:

  • In 2009, we held 117 training sessions with a total of 257 doctors being trained.
  • In 2009, we added 186 physicians to the website (currently 238 on our site and growing weekly).
  • Currently, over 400 Gastroenterologists in 31 states have made hemorrhoid treatment with the CRH O’Regan SystemTM a significant part of their practice.
  • Our consumer website ( receives more than 20,000 visitors monthly and continues to increase as we drive patient awareness and demand.
  • We have 45 trainings currently scheduled (April and most of May training sessions are full).

If you are interested in a new or follow-up training session, please call me so we can ensure a timely session for you and your practice.

Helpful Hints

Increasing your physician referrals:

We all know that there is a tremendously high prevalence of symptomatic hemorrhoids in pregnant women. While we do not recommend banding pregnant patients, many of these women have persistent problems after childbirth. Remember to reach out to your local OB’s in addition to the PCP’s in your area. There is a tremendous demand for hemorrhoid care in these patients, and you will be able to benefit both these patients and your practice. If you need any assistance with marketing materials and/or crafting a personalized message please don’t hesitate to contact Alicia Johnson (800.660.2153 x1024).

Upcoming Events

The next major event we will be attending is DDW in New Orleans in May. We will be providing live demonstrations at the ASGE Learning Center in addition to our Booth Exhibit-#2547. Please come by and learn more about what we have been up to lately. You can find our most up to date schedule of events on our Event Calendar.

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

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 follow-up training session 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 x1024) 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!”as noted above online ordering is now available!!!

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) as noted above online ordering is now available!!!

Front Office Staff Training:

In addition to our on-site training, front office phone training is available to help your receptionists and/or appointment schedulers understand the CRH O’Regan SystemTM and be prepared to answer patient questions. Training is typically less than 30 minutes and is conducted via teleconference. Sessions can be scheduled by contacting Kelley Mamelson (800.660.2153 x1401)

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 x1405).

Please let us know how we can help to support you and your practices moving forward – whether it be for training, consultation, operational, billing/coding or marketing support – we are here to help in any way we can!

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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