Hemorrhoids may be a common complaint in gastroenterology, but the scale on which they burden patients and the healthcare system has long been largely ignored. In this video, Dr. David Johnson discusses the massive annual cost which can be attributed to patients with hemorrhoids, many of whom are diagnosed but never treated.
Despite the availability of effective in-office treatments such as hemorrhoid banding, this condition continues to be neglected, arguably turning a common condition into an orphan disease. Patients are left to suffer with symptoms or turn to ineffective home remedies which provide at best temporary relief.
Dr. Johnson offers his insight on: