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Got Hemorrhoids? Don’t keep treating them… Remove them!

Symptomatic hemorrhoids are very common in the United States, as approximately 50% of the population will suffer from hemorrhoids by the age of 50. Common causes are thought to include constipation, diarrhea, pregnancy/childbirth, long periods of sitting, a sedentary lifestyle, heavy lifting and obesity. Common symptoms include itching, bleeding and swelling. Internal hemorrhoids often lead to the development of external hemorrhoids and are also commonly associated with pain.

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Treating your symptoms with messy creams and ointments only provides temporary relief. An excellent treatment for hemorrhoids is rubber band ligation. This non-surgical, painless process doesn’t require any prep or sedation and only takes a minute to perform. The physician will place a small rubber band around a portion of the hemorrhoid where there are no nerve endings, cutting off the blood supply and causing it to fall off within a couple of days.

This safe and effective procedure allows 99% of hemorrhoid sufferers to be treated. The potential complications of pain and bleeding are rare (1%), the recurrence rate is very low (5% at 2 years) and the procedure is covered by most insurance plans.

This treatment takes place in the office within 10 minutes. The patients leave feeling better immediately. The full treatment is completed over the course of 3 visits, which are typically spaced 2 weeks apart.