Hemorrhoids, abnormally enlarged blood vessels either inside or outside the anal sphincter, affect more than 10 million individuals in the United States. This painful problem is often ignored due to lack of information and embarrassment. Yet the earlier a hemorrhoid is addressed, the more likely it can be non-surgically treated.
CDHS is the first Valley practice to offer the CRH-O'Regan Disposable Hemorrhoid Banding System. This 60-second, painless minimally invasive procedure has a 99.1% success rate and is performed in the office in less than one minute. Using a small and gentle suction device to minimize discomfort and complications, the band causes the hemorrhoid to lose blood supply and fall off within a couple of days.
The CRH-O'Regan Disposable Hemorrhoid Banding System requires no pre-or post pain medication, virtually no recovery time and is covered by most insurance companies. For more information, visit crhsystem.com.
Another alternative is Infrared Coagulation or IRC. In this non-surgical alternative, a small probe releases heated energy to the tissue surrounding the hemorrhoids. This cuts off the blood supply to shrink and/or eliminate the hemorrhoid. The procedure takes a few minutes and no anesthetic is needed.
The physicians at Colon & Digestive Health Specialists strongly feel that patients require immediate relief from the pain, itching and irritation caused by hemorrhoids. In most cases, individuals will be seen within one to two business days after a phone call to the office. Between the initial assessment call and the scheduled appointment, patients will be asked to follow specific diet and colon cleansing preparation instructions.
A complete rectal examination will be performed by a trained gastroenterologist who will closely observe the area to rule out more serious rectal issues, such as colon cancer. Your physician will then outline treatment options for non-surgical relief.
To schedule a hemorrhoid examination, call 480-219-6662.