There are a number of ways to treat hemorrhoids, from symptom-management to removing the root of the issue. Compared to other hemorrhoid treatments, rubber banding is the fastest, least painful, and most effective solution.
With rubber band ligation, or banding, a doctor places a rubber band around the swollen tissue and cuts off blood flow to the hemorrhoid. The tissue shrinks away and then detaches from the body, leaving scar tissue that redirects blood flow and even helps to prevent future hemorrhoids. This procedure is painless, safe, convenient, and quick with the Snyder HemBand.
With infrared coagulation, small internal hemorrhoids are exposed to a laser or infrared light. This causes scar tissue to form, cutting off blood flow and causing hemorrhoidal tissue to die.
In this procedure, a solution is injected into the internal hemorrhoid by a doctor, causing scar tissue to form. The scar tissue cuts off the blood supply, often shrinking the hemorrhoids. Results are seen over a series of treatments.
A surgeon performs surgery in which large external hemorrhoids and prolapsing internal hemorrhoids resistant to non-surgical treatments are removed. Anesthesia is required before performing a hemorrhoidectomy. The risk of surgical complications is associated.
A surgeon removes internal hemorrhoid tissue by using a staple and pulls a prolapsing internal hemorrhoid back into the anus. Anesthesia is required before performing a hemorrhoidectomy. The risk of surgical complications is associated.
Of the non-surgical options, banding is the leading option. Compared to sclerotherapy, which primarily treats lower-level hemorrhoids over a series of visits, and coagulation, which only treats small hemorrhoids over a series of visits, rubber band ligation can treat most hemorrhoids in a single doctor’s office visit.