Hemorrhoid banding using the CRH O'Regan System
Midwest Center for Colorectal Health of Wheaton and Glenview uses the patented and proprietary CRH O'Regan System for the removal of hemorrhoids. This highly effective (99.1%), minimally invasive procedure is performed in our office in less than a minute. Dr. Drost, a board certified surgeon, will make recommendations to reduce the chance of recurrence (currently 5% in 2 years). If you have multiple hemorrhoids, Dr. Drost will treat them individually at separate visits. During the brief and painless procedure, Dr. Drost places a small rubber band around the tissue just above the internal hemorrhoid where there are few pain-sensitive nerve endings. Unlike traditional banding techniques that use a metal-toothed clamp to grasp the tissue, Dr. Drost uses a gentle device to reduce pain and bleeding. Advanced cases of both internal and external hemorrhoids may require additional therapy. The banding procedure works by cutting off the blood supply to the hemorrhoid. This causes the hemorrhoid to shrink and fall off, typically within a day or so. You probably won't even notice when this happens or be able to spot the rubber band in the toilet. Once the hemorrhoid is gone, the wound usually heals within one to five days. During the first 24 hours, some patients may experience a feeling of fullness or a dull ache in the rectum. This can typically be relieved with an over-the-counter pain medication. However, a remarkable 99.1% of patients treated with this method have no post-procedure pain.