Treating Hemorrhoids with Rubber Band Litigation
Hemorrhoids are caused by veins around the anus or lower rectum that have become swollen and inflamed. If conservative care has not been effective in providing you with long-term relief, hemorrhoid band litigation (or hemorrhoidal banding) may be necessary. The procedure involves placing rubber bands around the hemorrhoids to decrease its size. This treatment method has been proven and tested by gastroenterologists to be effective in reducing bleeding, itching, and pain.
For quality, patient-focused care, turn to our friendly and caring team at GastroCare of El Paso. We can assist in diagnosing and treating hemorrhoids and a wide range of other digestive conditions.
The most common symptoms of hemorrhoids include the following:
- Irritated skin
- Bleeding from the anus
- Burning or itching
- Rectal pain
- Rectal discomfort
Treatment for Severe Hemorrhoids
Although hemorrhoids can be a common problem, there are times when the pain is severe and needs to be addressed with medical attention. Hemorrhoids can also be an indication that there is a more severe underlying condition. Hemorrhoidal banding is one of the most advanced and popular medical treatments used by gastroenterologists for hemorrhoids.
This procedure is completed by using special bands to tie off the hemorrhoids at the base and cut off the blood flow. With the elimination of the flow of blood, the hemorrhoid falls off and a scar is formed which helps to prevent future formations.
Making Your Experience as Comfortable as Possible
At GastroCare of El Paso, our caring staff and doctor ensures that you are properly prepared for the procedure and know what to expect. Although hemorrhoidal banding is typically painless, you may be given a pain reliever if necessary after the procedure.
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