What is a Hemorrhoid?
A hemorrhoid (often misspelled as hemroids) is a collection of swollen tissue and blood vessels in the lower rectum or anus. With onset commonly occurring after the age of 30, hemorrhoids will affect more than half the population at some point in their lives. Common causes include constipation, pregnancy, childbirth, obesity, heavy lifting, sitting for long periods and diarrhea.
Hemorrhoid Banding is appropriate for more than 95% of hemorrhoid patients. Only the most severe cases require surgery (hemorrhoidectomy), which is just one more reason not to delay treatment. If you wait too long-and your hemorrhoids grow too large-your non-surgical options decrease.
Advantages of Hemorrhoid Banding:
- Avg Procedure time 30 seconds – 1 minute as compared to 45-90 minutes for conventional hemorrhoid surgery
- Avg time off from work – 0-1 day as compared to 10-14 day
- No pain medication required for Hemorrhoid banding
- No sedation required
- No Prep required