Chicagoland Hemorrhoid Treatments Comparison

Find the best Non Surgical hemorrhoid treatment from our DuPage County Colorectal Clinic

At our Chicagoland clinic, we treat hemorrhoids using the the CRH O’Regan System which 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.

Topical ointments and creams such as Preparation H are often a chosen method of treatment for hemorrhoid sufferers. Though Preparation H and similar over the counter remedies may temporarily relieve some of the minor symptoms of hemorrhoids, they do nothing about the underlying problem. It is for this reason that patients will typically experience recurrent symptoms and flare-ups unless there is something done which addresses the hemorrhoids themselves. The CRH O’Regan System treats the hemorrhoids, not the symptoms -- making products like Preparation H unnecessary.

Less than 0.2% of patients treated with our advanced technique experienced significant post-procedure pain or bleeding (compared to the 4 - 29% noted as the chief complaint after other rubber banding techniques). Our method is also faster, more accurate and has virtually no downtime. 

Over the years, a number of new treatments have been devised for hemorrhoids, but none has outperformed the CRH O’Regan System.  Among them are infrared photocoagulation, or the use of lasers to burn the hemorrhoid tissue, and stapled hemorrhoidectomy, a surgical variation that uses a circular stapler device that interrupts the circulation of the hemorrhoid.

Procedure Average Procedure Time Average Time Off Work Pain Medication Required Pre/Post
CRH O'Regan System 30 seconds – 1 minute 0-1 day No
Conventional Rubber Banding 5-10 minutes 0-3 days Often Prescribed
Infrared Coagulation (IRC) 30 seconds - 3 minutes 0-1 day Often Prescribed
Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy 15-90 minutes 1-10 days Yes
Conventional Hemorrhoidectomy 45-90 minutes 10-14 days Yes

Call Dr. Drost at 630-871-1800 to get relief from your hemorrhoids and stop suffering.