Hemorrhoid Banding

Procedure Questions

What is Hemorrhoid Banding?

Hemorrhoid Banding is a safe, effective, treatment for hemorrhoids.

Procedure Bullet Points

Hemorrhoid Banding:

  • Only takes a few minutes
  • Does not require anesthesia
  • Is performed in-office
  • Typically does not require any recovery time

Your doctor will use a device to create suction around the hemorrhoid, pulling the tissue into place. Then they’ll place a small rubber band around the base of the hemorrhoid. The rubber band cuts off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid, causing it to shrink and fall off within 7-10 days. Most people don’t even notice when this occurs.

You should consider hemorrhoid banding if:

● You suffer from hemorrhoids.
● Over-the-counter products don’t provide relief.
● You want a safe, effective alternative to more invasive techniques.

Your doctor will conduct a routine examination to chart your hemorrhoid history and rule out any other diseases as a cause for your symptoms. Special preparations, like fasting, aren’t usually required, but your doctor may advise otherwise.

Inform your doctor of:
● Any medication that you take regularly
● Any known allergies to medication
● Any medical conditions that will require special attention, such as;
○ diabetes
○ heart conditions
○ lung conditions ○ any other major condition

It’s important to follow all of your doctor’s instructions.

The hemorrhoid banding procedure is mild with little to no pain. Your doctor will treat 1-2 hemorrhoids in one treatment, any more than that will require a return visit 4-6 weeks later.

Most people:

● Are advised to avoid strenuous activity the day of the procedure
● Are able to resume all normal activity the following day
● Do not notice any post-procedure pain
● Do not notice any bleeding

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