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Hemorrhoid problems are very How It Works of pain and bleeding. Advanced have no post-procedure pain
common in men and women. Using the CRH O’Regan System, cases, where the diagnosis is compared to traditional banding.
About half of all people have the physician places a small both internal and external hem- The instruments are smaller,
noticeable hemorrhoids by the rubber band around the tissue orrhoids, may require additional affording greater comfort for
age of 50. Many people have just above the internal hem- therapy as rubber banding alone patients, and are easier and
occasional bleeding from orrhoid, where there are few may not be suitable. During the quicker to use for physicians.
hemorrhoids, but most often pain-sensitive nerve endings, to first 24 hours, some patients may Unlike other devices, they are
the bleeding is self-limited. cut off blood supply. This causes experience a feeling of fullness single use and 100% disposable.
the hemorrhoid to shrink and or a dull ache in the rectum. This eliminates the risk of trans-
Hemorrhoidal banding is a fall off, typically within several This can typically be relieved ferring infectious diseases such
minimally invasive procedure days or so. Unlike traditional with an over-the-counter pain as HIV and hepatitis from patient
performed in our office in less banding techniques that use a medication. A majority of to patient due to inadequately
than five minutes and is the metal-toothed clamp to grasp patients treated with this method sterilized instrumentation.
recommended method to remove the tissue, we use a gentle
your patients’ hemorrhoids. suction device, reducing the risk Compare Treatments
Avg. Avg. Time Pain Meds
Procedure Procedure Time Off Work Req’d Pre/Post
CRH O’Regan System 30 sec. – 1 min. 0-1 day No
5-10 min. 0-3 days
Rubber Banding Prescribed
30 sec. - 3 min. 0-1 day
Coagulation (IRC) Prescribed
Stapled 15-90 min. 1-10 days Yes
Conventional 45-90 min. 10-14 days Yes
Adapted by Dayton Gastroenterology, Inc. from CRH O’Regan http://www.crhsystem.com/best-hemorrhoid-treatment.html