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Hemorrhoidal Banding Specialist

Digestive Disease Specialists

Gastroenterology Practice located in Moline, IL & Bettendorf, IA

Sometimes hemorrhoid treatment is nearly as uncomfortable as the hemorrhoids themselves. The experts at Digestive Disease Specialists, with offices in Moline, Illinois, and Davenport, Iowa, solve that problem by offering treatment with the CRH O’Regan System. This quick and painless hemorrhoidal banding therapy is 99% effective at resolving hemorrhoids. Schedule an evaluation at Digestive Disease Specialists today. Call the nearest office or request an appointment online.

Hemorrhoidal Banding Q&A

What causes hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins that may occur inside the rectum or just under the skin around the anus.

They’re very common, affecting nearly three of every four adults at some point, and may be related to:

  • Constipation that causes you to strain during bowel movements
  • Chronic or frequent diarrhea
  • Excess weight
  • Pregnancy
  • Low-fiber diet
  • Frequent heavy lifting 

Internal hemorrhoids, those that occur within the rectum, may remain asymptomatic other than bright red blood noted with a bowel movement.

However, if the vein eventually pushes through the anus, it can cause significant pain and frequently bleed, burn, or itch.

External hemorrhoids can also become quite painful if the vein bulges with blood or develops a clot. Your symptoms may include itching, burning, and a hard lump near the anus.  

What is hemorrhoidal banding?

Hemorrhoidal banding is a minimally invasive in-office treatment for symptomatic hemorrhoids.

During the procedure, your specialist restricts blood flow to the problematic vein by tying a small rubber band around the base of the vein. The vein withers without a blood supply as it dies and eventually falls off.

Traditional hemorrhoidal banding can cause significant discomfort and increased bleeding for several days, partly due to the metal clamping system used to grasp the vein tissue and hold it in place for banding.

How does the CRH O’Regan hemorrhoid treatment work?

The CRH O’Regan System is a type of hemorrhoidal banding that uses gentle suction rather than metal clamps to hold the vein tissue in place as the rubber band is applied.

The procedure is very quick, taking just a few moments, and does not require general anesthesia or sedation. Your provider may apply a topical anesthetic to prevent discomfort if your hemorrhoids are particularly painful.

The dead hemorrhoid tissue typically drops off within a couple of days. You may experience mild discomfort for a few hours after the procedure, and we generally recommend you rest and refrain from heavy lifting overnight. Otherwise, you’re free to return to routine activities the next day.

You don’t have to live with hemorrhoid pain or a long and painful recovery after hemorrhoid surgery. Schedule a visit at Digestive Disease Specialists for an evaluation by calling the office or requesting a visit online.