Hemorrhoids are a common cause of discomfort, affecting 75 percent of people within their lifetime. They can also be uncomfortable to talk about, and many people seek the temporary relief provided by ointments and creams in the hope their hemorrhoids will simply go away so they can avoid the prospect of painful surgery. Now, Capital Health offers patients another option: hemorrhoid banding with the CRH O’Regan System.
“The CRH O’Regan System is a non-surgical treatment option for hemorrhoids that is fast, painless, and proven to be effective, with minimal risk of complications,” said Dr. Michael Kalina, board certified general surgeon at Capital Health Surgical Group. “With no preparation or sedation required, the procedure can be performed in as little as 60 seconds. Patients can drive themselves to and from the appointment and immediately return to their daily lives.”
Banding is the most common non-surgical hemorrhoid removal treatment in use today. A rubber band is placed around the base of the symptomatic hemorrhoid to stop blood flow to the tissue, which then dries up and falls off on its own in a week or two (usually during a bowel movement). Where conventional banding equipment uses metal-toothed forceps to grasp the hemorrhoid, the CRH O’Regan System uses gentle suction to reduce the risk of pain and bleeding.
Since Capital Health introduced the CRH O’Regan System in 2018, Dr. Kalina has performed the procedure nearly 300 times.