Hemorrhoid banding is a procedure to remove hemorrhoids by putting tight bands around the swollen veins in the lower rectum and anus. The procedure, known as the CRH O’Regan System, uses disposable bands that cut off the blood supply to hemorrhoids.
Why do I need hemorrhoid banding?
Hemorrhoid banding is used to treat problems associated with hemorrhoids such as bleeding, fecal soiling, and ongoing pain and discomfort.
What should I expect during the procedure?
During the hemorrhoid banding procedure, a physician places a small rubber band over the hemorrhoid. There are usually three banding sessions required at two-week intervals. It is a safe and painless procedure in which the hemorrhoid is tied off at the base, cutting off the blood flow to the hemorrhoid, causing it to shrink and fall off in 3-7 days. Most patients require three treatments, each done at a brief office visit.
Are there any risks of hemorrhoid banding?
Serious complications from this procedure are uncommon. Some side effects may include urine hesitancy, slight bleeding, or slight discomfort. Your physician will address any concerns you may have prior to the procedure.