If you suffer from hemorrhoids and have not found a successful treatment, turn to the New Jersey gastroenterologists at Gastromed Healthcare, P.A. Hemorrhoids occur when the veins around the lower rectum or anus become inflamed and swollen. This condition can be a result of a number of different causes, and hemorrhoids are often very painful and difficult to treat through self-care methods.
When conservative care is not effective in offering you lasting relief, you may need to seek treatment such as infrared coagulation or hemorrhoid band ligation, also known as rubber band ligation. These two methods have proven to be extremely effective in intense cases of hemorrhoids.
Our New Jersey doctors have experience treating hemorrhoids. Call us today at (908) 231-1999.
Hemorrhoid band ligation is an effective nonsurgical treatment method for internal hemorrhoids. This procedure attaches small rubber bands at the base of each hemorrhoid, strangling the blood supply and cutting off circulation. We may be able to treat two hemorrhoids at a time with this method.
Infrared coagulation (IRC) is a simple and painless nonsurgical procedure which is used to manage hemorrhoids. Our physicians use a special instrument called a photo coagulator to create infrared radiation, which evaporates water from the cells and coagulates the tissue protein. Depending on the severity of the hemorrhoid, it may require three to four treatments.
After the procedure, there are certain steps to help you prevent hemorrhoids from recurring:
At Gastromed Healthcare, P.A., we prioritize providing quick and effective treatment to our patients for fast relief. When you come in for your treatment, you can rest assured that we will put your needs and interests first. If necessary, you will be given a pain reliever, although most patients do not need one. We recommend that you do not take any anticoagulant medication after the procedure to prevent bleeding.
To learn more about infrared coagulation or hemorrhoid band ligation, please email us today!