As we all know, patient education and screening are of the utmost importance in identifying beneficial treatment options for our patients. Our recent survey of over 1000 patients shows that a widespread lack of education presents a large barrier in patients seeking treatment for their symptomatic hemorrhoids. Ensuring patients are well informed on their diagnoses and treatment options can often mean the difference between that patient seeking treatment or continuing to suffer with their condition.
Our survey found that 49% of patients had been suffering with symptomatic hemorrhoids for more than a year, with 22% suffering for more than 5 years. With an average age of only 43 amongst these patients, that number becomes even more significant.
Our survey also found that while 90% of the patients who had symptomatic hemorrhoids had tried other treatments for their hemorrhoids, only 36% of these patients had ever heard of hemorrhoid banding.
Have you met Laura and Stephane? Our talented Clinical Support Specialists are both Registered Nurses and have a combined 9 years of experience as hemorrhoid specialists. They have participated in over 1500 hemorrhoid bandings and are happy to use their knowledge to help practices optimize their hemorrhoid banding practice, including: patient screening, procedure setup, procedure FAQs and everything in-between.
If your staff is interested in scheduling an in-service with Stephane or Laura, let us know! Whether you would like to arrange an in-person or virtual meeting, we are happy to work within your practice’s current protocols to ensure staff and patient safety.
In our aforementioned survey of over 1000 patients, 49% had been suffering from their hemorrhoids for more than a year, with 22% of these patients suffering for more than 5 years. Definitive relief for these patients can be life changing and we want to hear about your experiences.
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